About Us

Welcome to the Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Housed at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, the Stanford Accelerator for Learning is an interdisciplinary hub for researchers, educators, entrepreneurs and others to collaborate on learning solutions. The Stanford Accelerator for Learning is a key part of Stanford’s vision to accelerate solutions for the betterment of humanity.


Our mission is to leverage the revolution in brain and learning sciences, data, and technology and to collaborate across disciplines and with partners to bring scalable and equitable solutions to all learners

The Stanford Accelerator for Learning supports researchers across disciplines with funding and other resources and brings together partners from outside and across Stanford to achieve true system change.

Our Team

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Dan Schwartz

The Halper Family Faculty Director, Stanford Accelerator for Learning and Faculty Director, Digital Learning Initiative

Isabelle Hau

Executive Director

Philip Fisher

Faculty Director, Stanford Center on Early Childhood

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Elizabeth Kozleski

Faculty Co-Director, Learning Differences Initiative

Victor Lee

Faculty Lead, AI + Education

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Ira Lit

Faculty Co-Director, Learning Differences Initiative

Susanna Loeb

Faculty Director, Systems Change for Advancing Learning and Equity (SCALE) Initiative

Candace Thille

Faculty Director, Adult and Workforce Learning Initiative

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Kristen Pilner Blair

Director of Research, Digital Learning Initiative

Claire Browne

Program Associate

Angela Chen

Senior Project Manager

Darcy Deming

Senior Associate Director of Development

Anh Le

Finance Director

Isabel Sacks

Science Writer & Communications Specialist

Reuben Thiessen

Emerging Technology Lead