Bio


Russell Hancock is president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a group of government and business leaders tackling the region's challenges. He is also the president of the research arm of the organization, the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies.

Educated at Harvard in the field of Government, Dr. Hancock received his Ph.D, in Political Science from Stanford in 1993. He has taught in Stanford's Public Policy Program since 2008, leading the Senior Practicum, and teaching courses about regional politics and decision making.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Public Policy