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  • Jared Furuta

    Jared Furuta

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioJared Furuta is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford's Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, where his research focuses on how educational institutions are culturally constructed in response to changing social norms, conceptions, and taken-for-granted assumptions about education. His past research has examined global changes in national high stakes exams, school tracking, national assessments, and U.S. college admissions policies, and his work has appeared in Sociology of Education, Social Forces, and Comparative Education Review. His current work focuses on long-term changes in systemic educational reform, as well as the effects of educational institutions on economic, political, and social outcomes at the national level.

  • Andrea Christine Geissinger

    Andrea Christine Geissinger

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioAndrea Geissinger is a SCANCOR (Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research) Postdoctoral Scholar. Her research interest lies at the intersection between digital innovation, organizational sociology, and sociological institutionalism. She is motivated to understand the impact of digital technology on social and cultural norms and values through qualitative and archival methods. For instance, by drawing on institutional theories, she has explored one of the most promising alternative forms of organization of the past decade: the sharing economy. As digital platforms set new norms by drawing on elements of both market and community on a large scale, Andrea’s current research focuses on deepening our understanding of what this “community” means in, for, and around organizations and society.

    Andrea is also a Research Fellow at the House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Örebro University School of Business, M.Sc. from Stockholm Business School, and a B.A. from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. Prior to her research career, Andrea worked in management consulting.

  • Gage Silva Gorsky

    Gage Silva Gorsky

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioGage Gorsky is a queer mixed Mexican Jewish multimodal research advisor, data analyst, and program evaluator who uses a range of methodologies to explore intersections of identity and the phenomenon of social categorization, with a focus on the liminal and marginal embodied experiences of real people. They have a doctorate in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Washington, where their dissertation examined persistent gender stereotypes embedded into the linguistic features of middle school math word problems. Gage’s inquiry bridges social science themes, with expertise and experience doing research spanning disciplines- education, history, statistics, feminist and queer theories, psychology, and identity development.

    Past projects have covered dynamic subject matter, including a genealogical and historical study of the Mormon migration to California during the mid-19th century, a statistical exploration of factors influencing healthcare utilization among transgender adults in the United States, and HR- and disability justice-focused survey research on workplace inclusion practices within a markedly mixed-ability workforce.

    Their recent work explores the dynamic expression of intersectional Jewish identity, including collaborations with the Jews of Color Initiative, where they helped lead “Beyond the Count,” the largest ever study of Jews of Color released August 2021. In addition to ongoing work with the Jim Joseph Foundation, SVARA, Nazun, and Jewish organizations across the United States, they serve as an advisor for OneTable, the Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE), Edot Midwest, as well as a number of additional independent research projects.

  • Anna Lukkarinen

    Anna Lukkarinen

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioAnna Lukkarinen is a SCANCOR (Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research) Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Management Science and Engineering. Her current research focuses on sustainability and ethics in entrepreneurial finance. Previously, Anna has investigated investment activity in equity crowdfunding, including topics such as secondary markets, cross-border investing, and investor motivations.

    Anna holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods of Economics and Management Science from Aalto University in Finland. She has a teacher’s qualification from the University of Helsinki in Finland and has taught courses in strategic management, business mathematics, and statistics. Before academia, Anna worked in management consulting at McKinsey & Company and in investment banking at Citigroup.

  • Tuomas Vesterinen

    Tuomas Vesterinen

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioTuomas Vesterinen is a philosopher of science specialized in psychiatry and ethics of artificial intelligence with additional interests in philosophy of mind and anthropology. His interdisciplinary research at Stanford focuses on the ethical, conceptual and social consequences that arise from employing artificial intelligence in psychiatry and mental healthcare organizations. His dissertation in philosophy “Socializing Psychiatric Kinds” (University of Helsinki, 2023) is on the role of social factors and non-epistemic values in the classification and explanation of psychiatric disorders.

    Tuomas is affiliated with the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) and the anthropology department. He’s also a member of the Robophilosophy, AI Ethics and Datafication (RADAR) research group and the Centre for Philosophy of Social Science (TINT) at the University of Helsinki. (https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/tuomas-vesterinen)

  • Karen D. Wang

    Karen D. Wang

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioMy research is situated at the intersection of machine learning and human cognition. In my work, I apply learning analytics and data mining techniques to students’ interaction data in technology-based learning environments. The goal is to translate fine-grained behavioral data into meaningful evidence about students’ cognitive and metacognitive processes. These enhanced understandings of students’ mental processes and competencies are then used to guide the design of and evaluate instructional materials embedded in educational technology.

  • Wei Yan

    Wei Yan

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioWei Yan is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University from 2021-2024. She received her Ph.D. from Tsinghua University and got the award of “The Best Graduate Student in Beijing”. She is the author of How to Live a Flourishing Life and How to Raise a Positive Child—both books are considered as a pioneering step in bringing positive psychology to the Chinese public.

    Now she is a postdoctoral research fellow at Graduate School of Education, affiliated with Geoffrey Cohen who is a professor at GSE and Psychology Department. Her research focuses on the application of positive education, aiming to benefit not only students in the cities, but also students in the rural regions and vulnerable groups. She uses mixed methods, big data, machine learning and physiological experiments to investigate the formations of positive traits and virtues, including vitality, wellbeing, leadership, values, meaning and purposes.

    Currently, Dr. Yan is working on a large project involving over hundreds of cities in China aiming to apply positive psychology to K-12 Students and Teachers. Through this project, she hopes to use empirical studies to investigate the mental status of both students and teachers, and to improve their levels of vitality, mental wellbeing, and life satisfaction.