Booking Information

Members of Conditionally Accepted are available for talks, panels, workshops, and interviews.  If you are interested in booking one or more members of the Conditionally Accepted team for an event, please email us at .  In your proposal, please note which team member(s) you wish to book, as well as the nature, date and time, and location of the event.  Speaking fees will depend upon travel and lodging costs, amount of time required to prepare, length of the event and overall visit, and type and size of the audience.  Each of our available speakers are listed below.

Speakers Bureau


Dr. Victor Ray

Professor.  Writer.  Editor of Conditionally Accepted.

Topics:  Race and organizations; race and higher education; social justice; institutional responses to discrimination; writing for public audiences.

Speaker’s fee range: email us at .




Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman

Professor.  Intellectual Activist. Conditionally Accepted Founder, Former Editor, and Blogger.

Topics: Activism and academia, including intellectual activism and academic justice; marginalization in academia; academic blogging; discrimination and health disparities; LGBT, queer, trans, and QTPOC issues; intersectionality.

Speaker’s fee range: email us at .


manya c. whitaker

Dr. Manya Whitaker

Professor.  Scholar.  Speaker.  Blogger for Conditionally Accepted and Vitae.  Author of Learning from the Inside-Out: Child Development and School Choice.

Topics: Culturally responsive pedagogy; developmentally appropriate teaching; school-to-prison pipeline; student motivation; social justice pedagogy; charter schools.

Speaker’s fee range: email us at .



Jackson Wright Shultz

Scholar.  Student Affairs Administrator.  TRiO Coordinator.  Activist.  Blogger for Conditionally Accepted. Editor of Gendertrash Café. Author of Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities.

Topics: Low-income and first-generation students; ADA and students with disabilities; social justice, equity, & diversity in higher ed; gender and sexuality; transgender topics; LGBTQI sexual and relationship violence; mentoring and tutoring interventions; autoethnography and oral history as practice

Speaker’s fee range: email us at .



Dr. J. E. Sumerau

Professor.  Scholar.  Teacher.  Activist.  Novelist.  Author of Cigarettes & Wine.  Co-Founder of Write Where It Hurts. Blogger for Conditionally Accepted.

Topics:  Sexualities; bisexuality, transgender, and nonbinary experience; gender; (non)religion; health; arts-based research.

Speaker’s fee range: email us at .


jeana jorgensen

Dr. Jeana Jorgensen

Alt-Ac Scholar. Writer. Sex Educator. Dancer. Blogger for Conditionally Accepted and Patheos.

Topics: Gender and sexuality in folklore and fairy tales; campus folklore and legends; the history of sex education; adjuncts and contingent academic labor issues; feminist and queer theory; consent and communication; history of the body and embodiment.

Speaker’s fee range: email us at .