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Inspiration sparks innovation. It opens minds and pushes boundaries. It awakens an appetite for learning and a drive for discovery. And it catalyzes new ideas.
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Faculty of H&S

Our faculty are Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. They are internationally acclaimed artists and pioneering scientists. They are inventors, scholars, poets, and diplomats.

They take risks, ask difficult questions, and search for answers. They reflect deeply on the human condition. And they pursue groundbreaking research that could change the world as we know it today.

Every day, they teach Stanford students to do the same—and more. Whether in the classroom or the lab, in the field or the studio, they challenge students to think critically and push boundaries.

Our faculty not only educate but also inspire the next generation of leaders. It is through this inspiration that they make their greatest mark on the future.

Recent Highlights:

  • Paul Wender
    Like the enzymes that enable chemical reactions, Paul Wender acts as a catalyst at Stanford. As a global leader in the fields of molecular chemistry, designer molecules, and sustainable chemistry, his work stands at the forefront… Watch Video »
  • Martha Cyert
    For biologists like Martha Cyert, baker’s yeast is more than just an ingredient for freshly baked bread. Yeast cells not only share many characteristics with human cells but also are easier to work with in a… Watch Video »
  • Joshua Cohen
    Joshua Cohen’s popular course Justice covers more than political philosophy and its application to current issues such as health care, school funding, and campaign finance. In his class, the Stanford professor of political science, philosophy, and… Watch Video »