About Us

The Transforming Learning Accelerator is part of Stanford’s Long-Range Vision, which seeks to accelerate purposeful impact in the world.


The Transforming Learning Accelerator fosters a future where all learners thrive – no matter their cultural backgrounds, zip code, or abilities. The TLA advances new approaches to understanding learning and creates a sustainable model to turn discovery into scalable and equitable solutions. It provides centralized resources to co-create solutions and move ideas and innovations beyond Stanford.

Our goals

For 150 years, the education model has focused on the average student and standardization. The future we want to create can be different. We will pioneer and prove a new model for producing the opportunity and means for high quality learning. We will energize the synergy of science, design, and partnership to address the needs of specific learners and their institutions to enable lifelong learning. We want to…

Create a new center

Based on scholarship that bridges emerging discoveries in education, neuroscience, humanities, data science, psychology, law, and other fields.

Broker new partnerships

that ensure solutions are effective, equitable, more immediate, and widely used.

Inspire new curriculum

tools, and training that meet the needs of all learners.

Provide analyses

that support better learning opportunities for diverse learners

Expand the community

of problem-solvers in education by creating new opportunities for faculty across disciplines to bring their creativity and expertise to the challenges of actual learners.

Faculty Affiliates

Daniel Abrams

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Subini Annamma

Associate Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Alfredo Artiles

Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Susan Athey

Professor of Economics

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jeremy Bailenson

Thomas More Storke Professor

Department of Communication, Stanford University

Ralph Banks

Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law

Stanford Law School

Jonathan Berger

Professor

Department of Music, Stanford University

Michael Bernstein

Associate Professor

Computer Science, Stanford University

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Bryan Brown

Associate Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Emma Brunskill

Associate Professor

Computer Science, Stanford University

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Janet Carlson

Associate Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Victor Carrión

John A. Turner Endowed Professor for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

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Chris Chafe

Duca Family Professor

Department of Music, Stanford University

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Lisa Chamberlain

Professor

Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine

Geoffrey Cohen

Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Ben Domingue

Assistant Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Gary Darmstadt

Professor

Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine

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Heidi Feldman

Ballinger-Swindells Endowed Professor

Stanford School of Medicine

Philip Fisher

Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Sean Follmer

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

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Karin Forssell

Senior Lecturer

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Nick Haber

Assistant Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Michael Hines

Assistant Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Bill Koski

Eric and Nancy Wright Professor of Clinical Education

Stanford Law School

Elizabeth Kozleski

Professor (Research)

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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James Landay

Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan Professor

School of Engineering, Stanford University

Chris Lemons

Associate Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Victor Lee

Associate Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Ira Lit

Professor (Teaching)

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Ramón Martinez

Assistant Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Bruce McCandliss

Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Vinod Menon

Rachel L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford School of Medicine

Arden Morris

Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Ryan Padrez

Clinical Assistant Instructor

Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Anthony Norcia

Professor

Department of Psychology, Stanford University

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Pablo Paredes

Clinical Assistant Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department, Stanford School of Medicine

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Nilam Ram

Professor

School of Humanities and Sciences

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Roy Pea

David Jacks Professor of Education & Learning Sciences

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Byron Reeves

Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communication

Department of Communication, Stanford University

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Thomas Robinson

Irving Schulman, M.D. Endowed Professor in Child Health

Stanford School of Medicine

Farzana Saleem

Assistant Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Dan Schwartz

I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Kawin Setsompop

Associate Professor of Radiology

Stanford University School of Medicine

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Rebecca Silverman

Associate Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Guillermo Solano-Flores

Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Sakti Srivastava

Professor

Surgery-Anatomy, Stanford School of Medicine

Mitchell Stevens

Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Anthony Wagner

Lucie Stern Professor

Department of Psychology, Stanford University

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Dennis Wall

Associate Professor

School of Medicine

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Jason Yeatman

Assistant Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Education, School of Medicine

Leadership and Administration

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Kristen Pilner Blair

Director of Research, Digital Learning

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Kristin Barklund

Program Coordinator

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Geoffrey M. Cox

Director, Stanford Learning Partners

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Olivia B. Crawford

Chief Operating Officer

Philip Fisher

Faculty Director, Early Childhood

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Elizabeth Kozleski

Faculty Co-Director, Learning Differences

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Ira Lit

Faculty Co-Director, Learning Differences

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Nereyda Salinas

Co-Director, Stanford Learning Partners

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Jason Wilmot

Director of Communications & Events

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Dan Schwartz

I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology

Stanford Graduate School of Education