Maureen Carroll, Ph.D., is the Founder of Lime Design and a lecturer at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( where she co-teaches Hacking Your Innovation Mindset and worked with the Fellowship Program as a Design Ally. She was the Director of REDlab, which conducts research on the intersection of design thinking and learning at Stanford University from 2008-2016 and received a National Science Foundation grant. She was also a lecturer in Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, where she co-taught Educating Young STEM Thinkers – a course that integrated design thinking and STEM and gave Stanford students the opportunity to mentor East Palo Alto middle schoolers. Carroll is an ethnographer who has published research in Design Studies, The International Journal of Art & Design Education, The Journal of Research in STEM Education, The Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, and and has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Education: Language, Literacy and Culture.

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Advisory Board, Project Invent (2018 - Present)

2019-20 Courses

All Publications

  • Shoot for the Moon! The Mentors and the Middle Schoolers Explore the Intersection of Design Thinking and STEM Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research Carroll, M. 2014; 4 (2): 14-30
  • The psychological experience of prototyping DESIGN STUDIES Gerber, E., Carroll, M. 2012; 33 (1): 64-84
  • Destination, Imagination and the Fires Within: Design Thinking in a Middle School Classroom INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN EDUCATION Carroll, M., Goldman, S., Britos, L., Koh, J., Royalty, A., Hornstein, M. 2010; 29 (1): 37-53