Bio


Sam is the Director of K12 Strategy + Research at the Stanford d.school and author of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).
He speaks internationally about education, race, culture, systems, and design.

He is on the editorial board of Revolutionizing Urban Education: Hip-hop, Pedagogy, and Communities. Sam graduated from Brown University with a degree in Education and a teaching certification, was a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia University's Institute for Urban and Minority Education, and a Community Fellow at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Academic Appointments


  • Adjunct Professor, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design

2020-21 Courses