Dr. Emad Rahim is an award-winning author, educator, entrepreneur, Fulbright Scholar and TEDx speaker. His story was turned into a short documentary (Against the Odds; F.A.M.E.'US International Film Festival’s 2016 Bronze Award Winner) and adapted into a theater production titled ‘Tales from the Salt City,’ which is an extension of the acclaimed Undesirable Elements series written by celebrated playwright and Presidential National Medals of Arts Award recipient, Ping Chong. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Forbes Magazine, IntelligentHQ, Rutgers’ The Humanist and CEO Magazine. He authored Resilience: From Killing Fields to Boardroom and co-authored The Inclusive Leader: An Applied Approach to Diversity, Change, and Management. Rahim serves as the Kotouc Family Endowed Chair and Professor at Bellevue University, and Training Consultant at Cornell University. He was the former University Dean at Colorado Technical University and Director of Venture Connect at SUNY Morrisville State College, where he was a Kaufmann Foundation eProfessor in the School of business and entrepreneurship. He has also been invited as a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University and Lebanon Valley College, and Distinguished Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Oklahoma State University and Syracuse University.