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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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Ayca Alemdaroglu

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

The associate director of the program on Turkey at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Alemdaroglu is a political sociologist, focusing on social and political inequality and change in Turkey and the Middle East.

Nicole Ardoin

Graduate School of Education

Nicole Ardoin, an associate professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Education, focuses her research on the nexus of environmental behavior, environmental learning and sense of place.

Arnetha F. Ball

Graduate School of Education

Arnetha is interested in the role of generativity and successful paradigms, principles and practices in preparing teachers for diversity across national boundaries in countries that serve large numbers of historically marginalized students.

Vincent Barletta

Comparative Literature

Vincent Barletta is an associate professor in the departments of comparative literature and Iberian and Latin American cultures, and is also a research associate at Stanford's Europe Center.

Anthony Barnosky


Anthony Barnosky is a professor in Stanford's department of biology and an executive director of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

Fabio Barry

Art and Art History

Fabio Barry was born in London to an Italo-Irish family. He came to his field by multiple routes, first as a budding painter and classicist, then as an architect and lastly as an art historian.

Jonathan Berger


Jonathan Berger is the Denning Family Provostial Professor of Music at Stanford University, and is an acclaimed composer and an active researcher in a wide range of fields relating to music, science and technology.

Scott Burns

Portland State University

A professor of geology and botany, Scott, '69, MS '70, is a born teacher.

James Campbell


Professor Campbell's current research focuses on questions of historical memory, exploring the stories that societies tell about themselves as well as the stories they choose not to tell.

Clayborne Carson

Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute

Clayborne Carson is the founder of the Stanford Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute where he is also the Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History, emeritus.

William M. Chace


William M. Chace is an emeritus professor of English at Stanford and President Emeritus at Emory and Wesleyan universities. He has authored several books and taught courses on British writers and poets.

Susan Charnley

Environmental Anthropology, USDA Forest Service

Susan Charnley, MA '89, PhD '94, is a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station in Portland, Oregon.

Barbara Clayton

Continuing Studies

Barbara Clayton has been teaching at Stanford since 2000 and her current research focuses on adaptations of the Homeric epics from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Joe Corn


Joseph Corn lectured in the history department at Stanford University for more than two decades, specializing in the history of American technology and material culture.

Wanda M. Corn

Art History

Professor Corn specializes in modern art and visual culture with a special interest in the ways artists and art movements have traveled globally.

Martha Crenshaw

Political Science

Martha Crenshaw is a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Christophe Crombez

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Christophe Crombez, PhD '94, is a specialist in European Union politics and business-government relations in Europe and has taught at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University since 1999.

Roberto D'Alimonte

LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome

Dr. D'Alimonte, professor of political science and noted Italian political journalist, brings his unique understanding of modern Italian and European politics to his lectures.

Larry Diamond

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

As a scholar of democracy, development and the rule of law, Larry focuses on the current political scene in the countries we visit and the issues and challenges they face.

Tim Duane

Environmental Studies, UC-Santa Cruz

Tim Duane, '82, MS '83, PhD '89, is a professor of environmental studies and an attorney with more than three decades of professional experience in the fields of energy, climate, land use, natural resources and environmental policy.

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