Thinking Matters Faculty

Julie Baker, cropped photo from

Julie Baker

Professor of Genetics

Christopher Bobonich

Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy and Professor, by courtesy, of Classics

Professor Bobonich works on the history of Greek philosophy and is interested in questions that, if they can be answered, are not fully answered by the sciences. 

Gordon Chang

Gordon Chang

Senior Associate Vice Provost for Under Graduate Education and the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities

Mark R. Cullen, MD

Director, Center for Population Health Sciences, Professor of Medicine, of Biomedical Data Science, of Health Research & Policy & Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Larry Diamond

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Hoover Institution and Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Political Science

Larry Diamond is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and also Professor by Courtesy of Political Science and Sociology.  He also co-edits the Journal of Democracy and consults extensively on global democratic development.  He is the author of The Spirit of DemocracyDeveloping Democracy, and the forthcoming book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.

Paul N. Edwards, cropped photo from

Paul N. Edwards

Director, STS

James Fishkin

James Fishkin

Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication and Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science

James Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford where he also directs the Center for Deliberative Democracy. He is the author of When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation and other books.

Heather Hadlock

Associate Professor of Music

Robert Harrison

Robert Pogue Harrison is a professor of literature at Stanford University, where he is Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature in the Department of French & Italian.