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Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGlobalization and impact of human rights regime;rise of human rights education and analysis of civics, history, and social studies textbooks; transformations in the status of women in society and in higher education; universities as institutions and organizations;education, science and development
Professor of Poverty and Equality in Education and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe causes and patterns of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic achievement disparities;
The effects of school integration policies on segregation patterns and educational outcomes;
Income inequality and its educational and social consequences.
Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2014
Research Assistant, Ethics In Society
BioMichelle Reddy is a PhD candidate in International and Comparative Education. Her work has largely focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, taking a comparative and mixed-methods approach to examining community education and participation in development and humanitarian assistance. Michelle also studies the emergence of third sector organizations, particularly in education and in health, in developing countries.
Michelle received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award for 2017-2019 for her research in West Africa. She also received the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education for two years in a row (2016-2018). In 2016 she received the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace by Middlebury College to study Portuguese. From 2015-2017 she was a fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict Resolution. Michelle received an MA in Political Science from Stanford in 2017.
Prior to Stanford, Michelle worked on research, communications and program design and management for universities, NGOs, and the United Nations for 6 years in Paris, Dakar, and New York. Relevant experience includes creating a multi-disciplinary global network of 24 universities for Sciences Po (Paris), being part of the team that launched the Paris School of International Affairs, and the design and management of a mediation program in West Africa with the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office. Additionally, Michelle co-taught and designed an undergraduate level course entitled "International Actors in Africa: Globalization, Development and Security" at Sciences Po, Paris. Research experience includes a deliberative polling project in Senegal with the West African Resilience Innovation Lab (Stanford University and the Université Cheiklh Anta Diop), an evaluation of aid to education (Swedish External Aid Evaluation Board and Stanford University) analysis on peacebuilding and security in the West African Subregion (UNOWA), and needs assessments on MDG targets in Sub-Saharan African cities (Earth Institute, Columbia University).
Michelle holds two master’s degrees in International Development (Education) and Organisation and Leadership (Higher Education) from Columbia University. She also has a BA from Boston College with a double major in Political Science and History, and a minor in French.
Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communication, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Education
BioByron Reeves received a B.F.A. in graphic design from Southern Methodist University and his M.A. and a Ph.D. in communication from Michigan State University.
Prior to joining Stanford in 1985, he taught at the University of Wisconsin where he was director of graduate studies and associate chair of the Mass Communication Research Center.
He teaches courses in mass communication theory and research, with particular emphasis on psychological processing of interactive media. His research includes message processing, social cognition, and social and emotion responses to media, and has been published in books of collected studies as well as such journals as Human Communication Research, Journal of Social Issues, Journal of Broadcasting, and Journalism Quarterly. He is co-author of The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places (Cambridge University Press).
His research has been the basis for a number of new media products for companies such as Microsoft, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard, in the areas of voice interfaces, automated dialogue systems and conversational agents. He is currently working on the applications of multi-player game technology to learning and the conduct of serious work.
Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of Education
BioRob Reich is professor of political science and, by courtesy, professor of philosophy and at the Graduate School of Education, at Stanford University. He is the director of the Center for Ethics in Society and faculty co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review), both at Stanford University. He is also associate director of the Institute on Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.
He is the author or editor of several books on education and a book on the relationship between philanthropy, democracy, and justice: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton University Press 2018) and Philanthropy in Democratic Societies (edited with Chiara Cordelli and Lucy Bernholz). His current work focuses on ethics and technology, and he is editing a new volume called Digital Technology and Democracy (with Lucy Bernholz and Helene Landemore). He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University. He is currently a University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford. He is a board member of the Spencer Foundation and the magazine Boston Review.