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POLS Faculty

If your fellow students are the foundation of your POLS experience, then it is the faculty that lay the groundwork for that foundation. Stanford GSE faculty come from a broad range of experiences and academic disciplines. Faculty members practice the methods and theories from their own innovative research and are models of the kind of pioneering spirit that we aim to foster in our students.

As a POLS student, you have the freedom to take classes with any faculty member at the Graduate School of Education or elsewhere at Stanford. Although the POLS program is flexible enough to have the liberty to explore your interests, the foundation of POLS lies in its thematic clusters— Inquiry & Assessment, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Teaching & Learning. The following faculty teach some of the more recurring courses within each of the Thematic Clusters. Take the time to explore these and other faculty profiles and see how their expertise and methods can influence and inspire your own innovative thinking.

Core Faculty in POLS

H. Samy Alim

Professor

Anthony Lising Antonio

Associate Professor

Arnetha F. Ball

Professor

Eric Bettinger

Associate Professor

David Brazer

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Eamonn Callan

Professor

Martin Carnoy

Professor

Geoffrey Cohen

Professor

Thomas S. Dee

Professor

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Adjunct Professor

Leah Gordon

Assistant Professor

Gay Hoagland

Senior Lecturer

Ari Y. Kelman

Associate Professor

William Koski

Courtesy Professor (Teaching)

Professor

Susanna Loeb

Professor

Adjunct Professor

Denise Pope

Senior Lecturer

Ann Porteus

Senior Lecturer

Sean Reardon

Professor

Mitchell Stevens

Associate Professor

Deborah Stipek

Professor

Carl Wieman

Professor

Christine Min Wotipka

Associate Professor (Teaching)