Meet the Teaching Team

Stuart Coulson

Stuart Coulson

Lecturer in Management (Graduate School of Business), Adjunct Professor (d.school)

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 Kohn

Marlo Kohn

Associate Director of the Product Realization Lab, Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering)

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.

Andrew Molina

Andrew Molina

Curriculum Designer (d.school)

Mo is a Curriculum Designer, creating engaging and experiential learning experiences both in Extreme and as an independent workshop facilitator. He is also an alum of the course!

Sarah Stein Greenberg

Sarah Stein Greenberg

Executive Director of the d.school

Sarah has helped lead the d.school since 2010, and has co-taught and developed a variety of d.school classes at the intersection of design thinking and social impact.

Nell Turner

Nell Turner

Course Coordinator

Nell manages course logistics, partner communications and is responsible for ensuring all the students receive a rich education.

Joan Youngblood Dorsey

Joan Youngblood Dorsey

Design Lab Manager

Joan heads the Design Lab and supports work in both Social E and the course by getting resources to young social entrepreneurs.

Meet the Students

Each year, 40 diverse students from Stanford University are chosen through a selective application process, and come together for the six month Extreme course. Although our student and project needs change every year, a typical Extreme class is 25% engineering students, 25% business students, and 50% from other programs as wide ranging as Medicine, Education, International Policy, and Earth Systems.

Meet our Current Partner Organizations

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Acknowledgements

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 Patell

James Patell

Co-Founder of the d.school & Design for Extreme Affordability, Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus (Graduate School of Business)
David Beach

David Beach

Director of the Product Realization Lab, Professor-Teaching (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Julian Gorodsky

Julian Gorodsky

Consulting Associate Professor (d.school), Clinical Psychologist

Past Teaching Fellows

Alissa Burkholder Murphy

Alissa Burkholder Murphy

2014-2016
Taylor Cone

Taylor Cone

2013-2014
David Janka

David Janka

2012-2013
Erica Estrada-Liou

Erica Estrada-Liou

2009-2011
David Klaus

David Klaus

2008
Sarah Stein Greenberg

Sarah Stein Greenberg

2007
Adam French

Adam French

2006
Scott Cannon

Scott Cannon

2005

Supporters

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!!

Special Thanks

Omidyar Network, Bob & Dottie King, Stanford Center for Social Innovation, C-IDEA, Project RedwoodMulago FoundationPaul Polak, Product Realization Lab (PRL), Kevin Starr, Todd Johnson, Robert Wicks

Thank you to all recent coaches: Sara Anderson, Nick Azpiroz, Barbara Beebe, Taylor Cone, Bruce Corson, Jane Coyne, Warren Dean, Sarah Fatahallah, Kari Hanson, Calder Hughes, Amy King, Marlo Kohn, Laura Kwong, Albert Leung, Dave Lyons, Nate Meng, Jim Patell, Sunita Ram, Kelly Schmutte, Bill Scull, Maddy Sides, Priya Sohoni, Mike Strasser

Website Design: Mihika Hemmady

Some Photos by Patrick Beaudouin | Stanford d.school

Want to Support Us?

The generosity of financial contributors has allowed this work to have extraordinary impact around the world. If you are interested in discussing ways to support our program, please contact us at extreme@dschool.stanford.edu