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Faculty Leaders

Here's a unique perk you simply won't find anywhere else: a Stanford education to go. With renowned Stanford faculty and scholars leading the way, every Travel/Study trip is an intellectual adventure. Click on the bios below to learn more about each scholar.

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Christy Junkerman

San Jose State University

Christy Junkerman teaches European art history at San Jose State University. An expert in Italian Renaissance art, she has also developed and teaches a popular series of courses on the art of Renaissance Italy for Stanford's Continuing Studies program.

David Kennedy


David M. Kennedy, '63, a member of the Stanford faculty since 1967, is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, emeritus, and founding director of The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford.

Simon Klemperer


Professor Klemperer has taken a special interest in introducing Stanford undergraduates to scientific research, helping found SESUR (Stanford Earth Summer of Undergraduate Research).

Jeffrey Koseff

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Koseff has been instrumental in developing the vision for interdisciplinary work on environmental and sustainability issues at Stanford.

Stephen Krasner

International Relations

Stephen D. Krasner is the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Hoover Institution and the Center for International Development, all at Stanford University.

Carolyn Lougee


Professor Lougee first came to Stanford in 1973 and has inspired students and alumni travelers on trips throughout Europe for decades, including in France, the United Kingdom, Italy and beyond.

Emanuele Lugli

Art and Art History

Emanuele Lugli teaches and writes about late medieval and early modern art, with a particular emphasis on Italian painting and Renaissance fashion.

Ivan Lupic


Ivan Lupic, a native of Croatia, is a Shakespearean scholar with research interests in the European Renaissance, literature and political thought, and the cultural history of the Ragusan Republic.

Gail Mahood

Geological and Environmental Science

Professor Mahood joined the Stanford faculty in 1979. Over the past 30+ years she has taught courses in introductory geology as well as in her specialties of volcanology, igneous petrology, and geoarchaeology.

Peter Mann

Structured Liberal Education

Peter Mann, PhD '12, is a lecturer in Stanford's Structured Liberal Education (SLE), a residential "Great Books" program for first-year students.

Pamela Matson

Earth Sciences

Professor Matson has worked in the area of environment and sustainability for over 20 years. She and her students and collaborators have worked on sustainability of agricultural systems.

Douglas McAdam


Trained as a political sociologist, Doug McAdam has authored or co-authored over a dozen books. He has spent most of his career studying racial politics in America and the origin, development, and impact of the Civil Rights Movement.

Marsh McCall


A true classicist, Marsh brings to life ancient literary works, sharing excerpts enthusiastically during animated lectures.

Louisa McDonald

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Louisa McDonald, '67, MA '70, PhD '76, is a professor of art history specializing in Japanese art in the art department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Michael McFaul

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Ambassador McFaul is a leading expert on Russia, American foreign policy and democratic development around the world.

Mike McWilliams

Geological Sciences

A geophysicist, Mike McWilliams joined the Stanford faculty in 1977, where he taught in the department of geological sciences for more than 25 years.

Abbas Milani

Hoover Institution

Abbas Milani is the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford and a research fellow and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution.

Elizabeth Miller

Earth Sciences

Elizabeth Miller has taught in the Earth Sciences in Stanford since 1979. She is a leading authority on plate tectonics, faults and mountain building with a research focus on the Cordillera.

Regan Murphy Kao

East Asia Library

Passionate about Japanese literature, art and history, Regan curates the collection of rare Japanese materials at the East Asia Library.

Norman Naimark


Norman Naimark, '66, MA '68, PhD '72, is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of Eastern European History and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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