Faculty Partners

Faculty Mentors

All DCI Fellows and Partners have a Faculty Mentor who provides guidance on facilitating purpose pathways, on navigating Stanford resources, and on connecting to university faculty, programs, and centers during their DCI program year.

Bruce Cain

Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in the School of Humanities & Sciences, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute, at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research & Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Iris Litt, MD, Director of Research

Patricia Gumport

Professor, Graduate School of Education Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research, Co-Director, Stanford Leadership Academy

Kevin Grimes

Professor (teaching) of Chemical and Systems Biology

Roberta Katz

Senior Research Scholar at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS)

Iris Litt, MD, Director of Research

Pam Matson

Goldman Professor and Senior Fellow, Emerita, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Scotty McLennan

Lecturer in Political Economy, GSB,
Former Dean
for Religious Life

Abbas Milani

Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies, Adjunct Professor at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute

Purpose Pathway Liaisons

DCI Fellows and Partners are also supported by Purpose Pathway Liaisons, who consult with DCI on specific courses, programs, and other opportunities that are a good fit for DCI Fellows within their respective departments.

Gordon Bloom

Director of the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab – Human and Planetary Health

Tom Byers

Entrepreneurship Professor in Engineering

James Campbell

Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History

Tom Ehrlich

 Adjunct Professor in Education; former Dean of Stanford Law School

Anna Grzymala-Busse

Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor of International Studies; Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Kate Maher

Professor of Earth System Science; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Matt Snipp

Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in Humanities and Sciences; Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity, and Engagement

David Stevenson

Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics; Senior Associate Dean of Maternal and Child Health

Faculty Partners

The following professors and lecturers facilitate DCI-specific courses and programs that are beloved components of the DCI purpose pillar.

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Dave Evans

Facilitator of “Designing Your Life” modules for DCI Fellows

Kristin Goldthorpe

John Evans

Draper Lecturer in Creative Nonfiction and Lecturer in DCI Memoir

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Jonah Willihnganz

The Stanford Storytelling Project Manager, Writing and Rhetoric Operations