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Dan Schwartz

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Daniel Schwartz

I. James Quillen Dean

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Assistant: Amy Schaumburg

Office: Galvez Modular 129


Daniel L. Schwartz is the I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology at Stanford Graduate School of Education. He leads the Stanford Accelerator for Learning, a major interdisciplinary initiative advancing the science and design of learning to bring effective and equitable solutions to the world. An expert in human learning and educational technology, Schwartz also oversees a laboratory that creates pedagogy, technology, and assessments that prepare students to continue learning and adapting throughout their lifetimes. He has taught math in rural Kenya, English in south-central Los Angeles and multiple subjects in Kaltag, Alaska. He is author of "The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them."

Other Titles

Professor, Graduate School of Education
Member, Bio-X
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Program Affiliations

Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)
Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Research Interests

Assessment, Testing and Measurement | Brain and Learning Sciences | Data Sciences | Psychology | Technology and Education

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Recent Publications

Oppezzo, M., Neale, M. A., Gross, J. J., Prochaska, J. J., Schwartz, D. L., Aikens, R. C., & Palaniappan, L. (2023). Moving outside the board room: A proof-of-concept study on the impact of walking while negotiating. PloS One, 18(3), e0282681.

Yannier, N., Hudson, S. E., Koedinger, K. R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., Munakata, Y., … Brownell, S. E. (2021). Active learning: "Hands-on" meets "minds-on". Science (New York, N.Y.), 374(6563), 26–30.

Oppezzo, M., Wegner, L., Gross, J. J., Schwartz, D. L., Eckley, T., King, A. C., … Stefanick, M. L. (2021). What moves you? Physical activity strategies in older women. Journal of Health Psychology, 13591053211014593.

Dan Schwartz in the News & Media

Image credit: Claire Scully
February 14, 2024
Research Stories
Photo of Dan Schwartz speaking at ASU+GSV
April 21, 2023
Research Stories
Photo of adult learners in a classroom
August 25, 2021
Research Stories
Dean Dan Schwartz addresses the challenges of gauging whether students are engaged during online lessons.
April 13, 2020
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