UNF professors to speak at TEDx event

Cassidy Alexander

In October, two UNF professors will be speakers at a Jacksonville TEDx event.

Among the 12 recently announced speakers are Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology and graduate program director, and Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, associate professor of sociology.

TEDx is a program made of TEDTalks videos and live speakers that prompt discussions and connections between those in attendance. While not an official TED event, these are locally-organized. Jacksonville has hosted similar events since 2012.

Alloway’s work focuses on the working memory, and she specifically researches its uses in education. Her TEDx talk is titled ‘Facebook Fearless: How social media can be good for you.’

Wilder specializes in diversity, race relations and gender issue, and her research focuses on the contemporary experiences of black Americans. Her TEDx talk is titled ‘Race Talk: Ripple Effects and Shock Waves.’

Spinnaker has reached out to Alloway and Wilder and will update with more detailed information about their areas of study and the talks they plan to give on October 22.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.


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