At St. Mary’s University, education is not just what happens in our classrooms.

We want to share the expertise found on our campus with the San Antonio community. The St. Mary’s Speakers Bureau provides speakers on a wide range of topics to both public and private schools in the San Antonio area. Check out our topics list. If you don’t see what you are looking for, let us know and we will work to find an expert in your area of interest. Call 210-436-3126 or email

Literature, Culture and the Arts

  • 19th century British literature
  • Book clubs
  • History of San Antonio theater
  • Music and creativity
  • Publishing novels and bilingual picture books
  • Shakespeare
  • South Asian literature
  • Technical writing
  • Theater pedagogy and production

Religion and Philosophy

  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Digital technology’s role in recovering ancient artifacts
  • Hebrew Bible
  • History of philosophy
  • Religious life
  • Saint John’s Bible

Energy and the Environment

  • Cave research
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Environmental geology
  • Law and the environment
  • Oil and gas law
  • Sustainability
  • Water rights

Contemporary Global Issues

  • East African development
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Genocide
  • Global migration/immigration
  • Human rights violations
  • Latin America
  • Nepal
  • Plight of refugees
  • Rwanda

History and Public Policy

  • Border security
  • Borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico
  • Constitution Day (video available for classroom use)
  • History of holidays: Cinco de Mayo, Columbus Day and Independence Day
  • Local politics
  • Medieval European history
  • Medieval Middle Eastern history
  • Modern European history
  • Modern Middle Eastern history
  • San Antonio history
  • Texas Revolution, including the Battle of the Alamo
  • U.S. immigration policy
  • Voting rights

Biological Sciences

  • Biology
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative anatomy of fossils and extinct mammals
  • Geology
  • Mathematical biology
  • Medical physics
  • Physics and biophysics

Law and Legal Issues

  • Affirmative action
  • Careers in law
  • Constitutional law
  • Contract/Commercial law
  • Criminal law
  • Immigration law
  • Labor law
  • Real estate law
  • School finance

Engineering and Technology

  • 3-D printing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Careers in STEM fields
  • Cybersecurity
  • Educational computer gaming
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Robotics

Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship

  • Banking
  • Careers in business
  • Consumer behavior
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethical leadership
  • Intercultural communications
  • International finance
  • Investing
  • Personal budgets and financial literacy
  • Small business development
  • Small business management
  • Social media and marketing
  • Stock market

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Biases and stereotyping
  • Developmental psychology
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Literacy issues for Latino families
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Race, culture and class in educational outcomes
  • Race relations and racial/ethnic inequalities
  • Social inequalities
  • Spanglish: the blending of Spanish and English in the United States
  • Statistics
  • Transitions from high school to college
  • Women and leadership
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