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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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Kenneth A. Schultz

Political Science

Kenneth A. Schultz, MA '93, PhD '96, is professor of political science and director of the program in international relations at Stanford University.

James Sheehan


Jim Sheehan, '58, lectures on historic changes in European society, culture and politics. He is particularly interested in social and economic conditions that occurred in the 20th-century.

Robert Siegel

Microbiology and Immunology

Robert Siegel, '76, MA '77, MD '90, a professor of microbiology and immunology, as been teaching about viruses for four decades and has traveled with Stanford students to six continents.

Joel Simon

Continuing Studies

Joel Simon, '74, MS '84, has enjoyed a life-long avocation in marine biology, is a licensed scuba instructor, and has taught college-accredited courses on marine biology in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Daniel Sneider

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

DANIEL SNEIDER, a lecturer in international policy and East Asian Studies at Stanford University, has focused his research on Japan, Korea and U.S. foreign policy in Northeast Asia.

Matthew Spence

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Matthew Spence is a William J. Perry Fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, who teaches graduate courses on national security and the Center's fellows policy seminar.

Ed Steidle

Continuing Studies

Dr. Steidle's background is in comparative literature and medieval literature, and he teaches on the arts and literatures of Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Lisa Surwillo

Iberian and Latin American Cultures

Associate professor in Stanford's department of Iberian and Latin American cultures, teaches courses on Spanish literature and culture, especially of the 19th century.

Barton Thompson

Law School

A leading authority on environmental and natural resources law, Buzz Thompson is one of the founding directors of Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment.

Elaine Treharne


Professor Treharne researches medieval British literature, manuscript studies and the history of text to recover the stories and literary traces of those who have gone before us.

Peter Vitousek

Biological Sciences

Professor Vitousek and his laboratory have worked on the global cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, and how they are altered by human activity; on biological invasions by exotic species and how they can change the functioning of whole ecosystems.

Greg Watkins

Structured Liberal Education

Greg Watkins is a lecturer and former assistant director of Stanford's Structured Liberal Education program, whose research interests focus on the intersection of religion with art and philosophy.

Allen Weiner

International and Comparative Law

A scholar of international law, Allen Weiner has focused his teaching and research on security issues, international criminal law and international conflict resolution.

Amir Weiner

Amir Weiner is an associate professor in the history department where his research focuses on Soviet history.

Jeremy Weinstein

Political Science

Jeremy Weinstein, a professor of political science at Stanford, has worked at the highest levels of government on major foreign policy and national security challenges, engaging in both global diplomacy and national policy-making.

Karen Wigen


Karen Esther Wigen is the Frances and Charles Field Professor of history and teaches Japanese history and the history of cartography.

Caroline Winterer


Caroline Winterer is Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She is an American historian, with special expertise in American thought and culture.

Bryan Wolf

Art and Art History

Bryan Wolf is passionately interested in the role of the arts in a university education. He has written extensively about the intersections of American art and literature.

Ali Yaycioglu


Ali Yaycioglu has been teaching history at Stanford University since 2011.

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