Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

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  • Tiffany Naiman

    Tiffany Naiman

    Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

    BioTiffany received her PhD in Musicology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017. She also holds master's degrees in African American Studies and Musicology, and a BA in American Literature and Culture (magna cum laude), all from UCLA. Tiffany is currently a Thinking Matters Fellow at Stanford University, where she teaches in the courses “Stories Everywhere,” “Worlds of Sound: Learning to Listen,” and “Reading the Body: How Medicine and Culture Define the Self.”

    A recipient of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award and the Dissertation Year Fellowship and holder of graduate certificates in Digital Humanities and Experimental Critical Theory, Tiffany is a scholar of popular music, temporality, and disability studies with secondary specializations in gender, voice, and media studies. Tiffany is currently working on a monograph, Singing at Death's Door, which aims to expand understandings of untimely existences by examining musical and cultural responses to illness, disability, and dying. Tiffany is also known for her work on David Bowie, which can be found in David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (2015), Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory (2015), Blackstar/Purple Reign (2018).

    Along with her musicological work, Tiffany is a DJ, electronic music composer, and award winning documentary film producer. Her film projects over the past five years have been screened worldwide in festivals, at art museums, in theaters, and have been released digitally. The films include Welcome to My Daydream (2018), Bight of the Twin (2016), The Glamour & The Squalor (2015), Exile Nation: The Plastic People (2014), Viva Cuba Libre: Rap Is War (2013), and The Mechanical Bride (2012). She also curates films for the experimental sections of Outfest Los Angeles and New Fest NYC.

    Tiffany devotes a large portion of her free time to attending live musical performances. She also enjoys spending time in nature photographing wildlife.

  • Jack Nasher

    Jack Nasher

    Faculty, Bing Overseas Studies

    BioJack Nasher is a scholar and practitioner in negotiation strategy.

    Professor Jack Nasher previously taught at Oxford University, his alma mater, and became the youngest ever appointee for a professorship at Munich Business School.
    Alongside his studies in Philosophy (PhD), Psychology (MA), Management (MSc), and Law (German State Exam), he earned his stripes at the European Court of Justice, at the United Nations in New York City, and at Wall Street’s leading law firm Skadden.

    Professor Jack Nasher explores the dynamics of the negotiation process, utilizing psychological insights to read and influence people. He founded the NASHER Negotiation Institute which helps car manufacturers, private equity firms, professional service firms, and many other companies and individuals improve their negotiation processes.

    Books authored by Professor Jack Nasher became multiple bestsellers and appeared in the USA, Germany, Russia, China and many other countries. He has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and the China Times and he is the author of the annual Forbes list of the World's Top 10 Negotiations.

    Professor Jack Nasher is a Principle Practitioner of the Association of Business Psychology and regularly speaks at management conventions, where his research has previously been awarded with a gold medal. He is an avid mentalist and regularly demonstrates mind mysteries at Hollywood’s Magic Castle.

  • Alexandra Catherine Neame

    Alexandra Catherine Neame

    Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Thinking Matters

    BioLexi Neame is a political theorist and science and technology studies scholar. Her research and teaching interests are in the history of political thought and contemporary democratic theory, with a focus on the politics of science, technology and the environment. She leads an interdisciplinary research project called Arendt on Earth: From the Archimedean Point to the Anthropocene (, funded by a three-year grant from Humanities Without Walls. During 2017-18 she was a Dissertation Research Fellow at the Center for Humanities and Social Change at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught in Northwestern University’s International Studies program, and at Stanford she will teach “Spirit of Democracy,” “100,000 Years of War,” and “Preventing Human Extinction.”

  • Joey Nelson

    Joey Nelson

    Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Thinking Matters

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI investigate how reactions between aqueous solutions and Earth materials alter the environment around us and beneath our feet. Mineral surfaces comprise most of the area available for chemical reactions with water in soils and aquifers. Although there is a finite set of reaction types that can occur between minerals and below-ground fluids containing metals and organic molecules, large discrepancies are commonly observed between lab-based experiments and field measurements of concentrations and reaction rates. To eliminate such field-lab discrepancies, a deeper understanding of fundamentals governing groundwater transport and geochemical reactions between mineral surfaces and subsurface fluids is needed, especially at the nanoscale and disordered surfaces. My research probes environmentally- and societally-relevant geochemical reactions that occur at the fluid-mineral interface, with unique attention to the 3-dimensional region surrounding reaction components at this interface. I employ bench-top experiments, spectroscopy, isotope geochemistry, and geochemical and hydrological modeling to elucidate how fluid transport and surface properties affect transition metal adsorption, isotopic fractionation, redox reactions, and release and storage of natural and anthropogenic contaminants. Such research provides insight into complex hydrogeochemical networks and data for constructing increasingly accurate models of contaminant remediation, climatic and hydrogeologic processes, nutrient transport, and natural resource formation.

  • Ashley Newby

    Ashley Newby

    Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

    BioAshley is currently a lecturer in the Program of Writing and Rhetoric. She earned a B.A. in International Relations, and a B.A. in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State University, her M.A. in Sociology of Education from New York University, and her PhD in African American and African Studies from Michigan State University with a certificate in Urban Education. Her current research focuses on moving Hip-Hop Education Pedagogy beyond “urban” education to how it can be used by all teachers with all students.

  • Louis Newman

    Louis Newman

    Associate Vice Provost, Director, UAR Operations

    Current Role at StanfordDirector of Undergraduate Advising and Research
    Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education