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Hans N. Weiler
Professor of Education and of Political Science, Emeritus and Academic Secretary to the University, Emeritus
BioHans N. Weiler
Professor Emeritus of Education and Political Science, and Academic Secretary, Emeritus, Stanford University
Professor of Comparative Politics and Rektor, Emeritus, Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder)
Having been trained as a political scientist in Frankfurt/Main, Freiburg, and London,
Hans N. Weiler has been a professor of education and political science at Stanford
University since 1965, where he was instrumental in developing Stanford’s program
in international development education (SIDEC). He was director of UNESCO’s
International Institute for Educational Planning in Paris (IIEP) in the 1970s and has
served as a consultant to a number of international organizations (including the
World Bank and the African Development Bank), foundations and national
governments in Europe, Africa, and South East Asia. At Stanford, he served as
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as a University Fellow, and as Director of the
Center for European Studies. He was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in
the Behavioral Sciences, and has been awarded research fellowships and grants
by, among others, the British Council, the Japan Society for the Promotion of
Science, the Spencer Foundation, the Thyssen Foundation, the Friedrich Ebert
Foundation, and the Deutsche Bank Foundation. In 1993, he was appointed a
professor of comparative politics and elected the first Rektor (president) of Viadrina
European University at Frankfurt (Oder), a position from which he retired in the fall
of 1999. He chaired the Commission on Higher Education of the State of Saxony
(1999-2002) and was instrumental in the founding and development of the Hertie
School of Governance in Berlin from 2002 to 2009. He has served in a variety of
advisory and consulting roles in German and European higher education between
1999 and 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Stanford’s Academic Secretary to
He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the (private) Hertie School
of Governance in Berlin, of the international boards of the Free University of Berlin
and the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, of the Advisory Board of the Center for Higher
Education Development (CHE) in Germany, and of the Global Scientific Committee
for UNESCO’s Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge. His service
as an evaluator includes the “Excellence Initiative” in German higher education, the
Berlin Social Science Research Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin), the
University of Freiburg, and various award competitions on research, teaching
quality, and teacher education. His recent speaking engagements have included
invited addresses in New York, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, San Francisco,
Heidelberg, Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Kuala Lumpur, Trieste, Johannesburg, Cape
Town, Munich, Istanbul, and Stanford. He has been awarded the Order of Merit of
the Republic of Poland (Commander’s Cross), of the Federal Republic of Germany
(Bundesverdienstkreuz I. Kl.), and of the State of Brandenburg, as well as an
honorary doctorate by Viadrina University, and honorary citizenship by the city of
Frankfurt (Oder). His publications deal with the politics of educational change, the
international politics of knowledge production, and the dynamics of reform and nonreform
in higher education.
Further information, including a list of publications and a
more detailed CV, is available at www.stanford.edu/people/weiler.
Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2010
BioCamille is a doctoral candidate in Education Policy and the Economics of Education and an IES fellow. Before coming to Stanford, Camille taught high school math in Memphis and worked as a Research Analyst at Child Trends in Washington, D.C. Her research interests include identifying effective educational policies and practices for underserved students and English Language Learners, fostering engagement and socio-emotional skills in school, and the effects of mindfulness programs for students and educators.
Cheriton Family Professor and Professor of Physics and of Education
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Wieman group’s research generally focuses on the nature of expertise in science and engineering, particularly physics, and how that expertise is best learned, measured, and taught. This involves a range of approaches, including individual cognitive interviews, laboratory experiments, and classroom interventions with controls for comparisons. We are also looking at how different classroom practices impact the attitudes and learning of different demographic groups.
Director, Stanford Teacher Education Program for Secondary Teachers and Associate Professor (Teaching) of Education
BioPeter Williamson is an Associate Professor, Teaching, at Stanford University. He served as the Faculty Director of the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) for Secondary Teachers from 2015 to 2021. Before coming to Stanford, Peter was an associate professor at the University of San Francisco, were he co-founded the San Francisco Teacher Residency Program. He earned his doctorate at Stanford, and he studies urban education, English education, education with incarcerated youth, curriculum, and literacy. Peter began his career as a special education teacher working with students who were identified with emotional and behavioral challenges, and then later taught middle and high school English and journalism in the Bay Area’s urban schools.
Khosla Family Professor, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI work under the auspices of the Public Knowledge Project which is focused on extending access to, and the accessibility of, research and scholarship. The research is on student, professional, and public access to this educational resource, while PKP also engages in developing and designing open source software (free) publishing systems to improve the public and scholarly quality of peer-reviewed journals. This also involves international collaborations in Latin America, Africa, and South-East Asia are aimed at helping to better understand and strengthen scholarly publishing in those areas.
Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDistinguishing what is true in our current digital mess; the teaching and learning of history
New book out in 2018, Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone)
How young people make decisions about what to believe on the Internet.
New forms of assessment to measure historical understanding
The creation of Web-based environments for the learning and teaching of history
William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Classics and of Education
BioCaroline Winterer is William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies, and Professor by courtesy of Classics. She specializes in American history before 1900, especially the history of ideas, political thought, and the history of science. She is currently writing a book on the history of deep time in America, to be published by Princeton University Press.
She teaches classes on American history until 1900, including American cultural and intellectual history, the American Enlightenment, the history of science, and the trans-Atlantic contexts of American thought.
She is the author of five books, including most recently Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era (Chicago, 2020), edited with her Stanford colleague Karen Wigen. Assembling a group of distinguished historians, cartographers, and art historians, the book shows how maps around the world for the last 500 years have ingeniously handled time in the spatial medium of maps.
Her book American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason (Yale, 2016), showed how early Americans grappled with the promises of the Enlightenment – how they used new questions about the plants, animals, rocks, politics, religions and peoples of the New World to imagine a new relationship between the present and the past, and to spur far-flung conversations about a better future for all of humanity. Earlier books and articles have explored America's long tradition of looking at the ancient classical world for political, artistic, and cultural inspiration. She received an American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian Institution for mapping the social network of Benjamin Franklin: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/dear-sir-ben-franklin-would-like-to-add-you-to-his-network-180947639/.
She is currently accepting graduate students. For more information on the PhD program in the Department of History, visit: https://history.stanford.edu/academics/graduate-degree-programs.