Who Directs Seminars and Tutorials?

Thinking Matters Fellows

Fellows who lead Thinking Matters sections and tutorials are recruited from a national search for up to a three-year term.  They are chosen because of their familiarity with the problems and topics of the courses as well as experience and expertise in working with first year students.  The regular and close contact with students significantly enhances frosh learning, particularly in the crucial areas of critical inquiry, analysis, reading and writing. 

People

Marie Elizabeth Burks

meburks@stanford.edu
Marie Burks is a Thinking Matters Fellow at Stanford University. She received her PhD in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society...

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Justin Leonard Clardy

clardyj@stanford.edu
My Ph.D. is in Philosophy with specializations in Ethics and Social & Political Philosophy from the University of Arkansas. Currently, my...

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Risa Cromer

rcromer@stanford.edu
Risa Cromer serves as a Thinking Matters fellow at Stanford University, which allows her to collaborate with senior faculty and other THINK fellows...

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Tara Dosumu Diener

tddiener@stanford.edu
Tara received a Ph.D. in Anthropology and History from the University of Michigan in 2016 and a Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and...

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Kyle Fruh


Kyle earned his PhD from Georgetown University, having completed an MA at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a BA at Amherst College. Prior to...

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Robert Furrow


Robert Furrow is a Thinking Matters Fellow at Stanford University, specializing in teaching Biology, Statistics, and Mathematics. He received his BA...

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Nicole Gounalis

gounalis@stanford.edu
Nicole serves as a Thinking Matters Fellow. She received her Ph.D. in Italian, with a Ph.D. minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures, from Stanford...

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Sean Russell Hallowell


A musician and composer, Sean Russell Hallowell received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2013, where he wrote a dissertation on the aesthetico-...

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Kristyn Nicole Mahealani Hara

krishara@stanford.edu
Kristyn Hara is a Thinking Matters Fellow at Stanford University and currently teaches in the “Living with Viruses,” “The Cause is Uncertain,” and “...

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Angela Harris


Angela Harris is a postdoctoral lecturer in the Thinking Matters program at Stanford. Angela teaches in the following Freshmen Thinking Matters...

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Sarah Hillenbrand

shillenb@stanford.edu
Sarah Hillenbrand is a Lecturer in the Thinking Matters Program. She received her B.A. in Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Spanish Area Studies from...

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Lauren Hirshberg

lhirshbe@stanford.edu
Lauren Hirshberg is a Lecturer in the Thinking Matters Teaching Fellowship program at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in History from the...

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Arezoo Islami

arezooi@stanford.edu
Arezoo completed her PhD in philosophy at Stanford University. Her main area of current research interest is in philosophy of mathematics and...

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Erin F Johnston

efjohnst@stanford.edu
Erin F. Johnston is a Lecturer in the Thinking Matters program here at Stanford. She received her BA from Rutgers University (NJ), where she double...

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Zenia Kish

zkish@stanford.edu
Zenia Kish works at the intersection of transnational American studies, economic anthropology, media studies, and critical development studies. With...

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Katherine Lennard

klennard@stanford.edu
Katherine Lennard is a cultural historian working to understand how objects and images shaped the ways that Americans understood race, gender, and...

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Tiffany Naiman

tnaiman@stanford.edu
Tiffany received her PhD in Musicology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017. She also holds master's degrees in African...

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Joey Nelson


Joey Nelson is a Thinking Matters Fellow in Stanford Introductory Studies. He holds a BS in Environmental Sciences and a BA in Mathematics from the...

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Jehnna Ronan


Jehnna received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard College and completed her Ph.D. in cancer biology at Stanford University in 2015. For...

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Lupita Ruiz-Jones

gjrj@stanford.edu
Lupita Ruiz-Jones is a postdoctoral lecturer in the Thinking Matters program at Stanford University, teaching Freshman biology and environmental...

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Saumya Sankaran


Saumya received her B.S./M.S. combined degree in biology from Brandeis University (2009) and her PhD in cell and molecular biology from Stanford...

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Elise Stickles

stickles@stanford.edu
Elise Stickles is a postdoctoral lecturer in the Thinking Matters program at Stanford. For the 2016-2017 year she will be teaching in the Breaking...

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Chenshu Zhou

czhou001@stanford.edu
Chenshu Zhou is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Thinking Matters program. She received her PhD in Chinese from Stanford in 2016. Prior to that...

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Ian Zuckerman


Ian Zuckerman (PhD 2012, Columbia University) is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Thinking Matters program at Stanford, where he helps teach...

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