Meet the Teaching Team
Stuart is the lead Professor of the Extreme course, where he focuses on the business model design and implementation planning aspects of the class.
Marlo is excited to work with students as they develop and practice the tools of physical prototyping in service of their innovative work in the course.
Manasa has over 10 years on the ground experience designing social impact service solutions in developing economies, which she brings to the innovation curriculum of Extreme.
Naita manages course operations, partner engagement and is responsible for ensuring all the students receive a rich education.
Koffi supports students in the implementation phase of their projects - particularly through management of the Social E and Design Lab programs which provide funding and mentorship for teams continuing after the course.
Meet the Students
Emeritus Teaching Team Members
Design for Extreme Affordability is what it is today because of the incredible contributions of Jim Patell, Dave Beach, and Julian Gorodsky. Their vision for the class and limitless dedication to making it a reality still provide inspiration for our teaching team. They are the reason why we do a lot of the things we do and continue to have an endless drive to provide every student with a great experience and every partner with a great outcome. In addition, early in the development of the course essential ideas were contributed by Bill Behrman and David Kelley.
James PatellCo-Founder of the d.school & Design for Extreme Affordability, Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus (Graduate School of Business)
David BeachDirector of the Product Realization Lab, Professor-Teaching (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Julian GorodskyConsulting Associate Professor (d.school), Clinical Psychologist
Past Teaching Fellows
Timmy Hall2022 - 2023
Andrew (Mo) Molina2017-2019
Alissa Burkholder Murphy2014-2016
Sarah Stein Greenberg2007
Over the years Extreme has benefited from a very generous group of team coaches, funders, and other supporters. To everyone that makes this class possible everyday, Thank You!!
Omidyar Network, Bob & Dottie King, Stanford Center for Social Innovation, C-IDEA, Project Redwood, Mulago Foundation, Paul Polak, Product Realization Lab (PRL), Kevin Starr, Todd Johnson, Robert Wicks
Website Design: Mihika Hemmady
Some Photos by Patrick Beaudouin | Stanford d.school
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