Research Awards

2014 PI, Funding from multiple foundations in support of Ethics of Data in Civil Society conference ($70,000 total), September 2014.

2011-13 PI, Funding from three foundations in support of Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology project ($450,000 total, $150K each from the Gates Foundation, Mott Foundation, and Hewlett Foundation) hosted by Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

2010-13 Spencer Foundation Grant on Equality of Educational Opportunity, $500,000 (co-PI with Debra Satz, Center for Ethics in Society].

2009-11 Spencer Foundation Grant of $49,975 to support project on “Education, Schools, and the State” (co-PI with Danielle Allen, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ).

2009-11 Ford Foundation Grant of $75,000 to support project on “Education, Schools, and the State” (co-PI with Danielle Allen, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ).

2006-08 Stanford University UPS Endowment Award of $39,000 for project on “Equality or Adequacy in Education?”.



2011-12 Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) Fellowship.

2009-10 Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (non-residential).

2004-05 Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

2004-05 Visiting Fellowship offered at the Center on Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University (declined).

2002-2006 Selected for participation in the Young Faculty Leadership Forum, Harvard University, organized by Prof. Richard Light, JFK School.

2002 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Spencer Foundation and National Academy of Education.

2001-2002 Stanford Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship.

2000 Visiting Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies, Charlottesville, VA.

1997 – 1998 The Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship, one of nine fellowships awarded to graduate students by Stanford University “in a broad array of disciplines across all seven of Stanford’s Schools, designed to support the next generation of academic leaders.”

1997 – 1998 Stanford Humanities Center Dissertation Resident Fellowship, one of eight fellowships awarded to Stanford doctoral students “of unusual promise and achievement” in the humanities.


Teaching Awards

2010 – 2015 The Stanford Alumni University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, part of the Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

2008 Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Prize.

2001 The Walter J. Gores Award. Stanford University’s highest award for teaching, “celebrating achievement in educational activities that include lecturing, tutoring, advising, and discussion leading,” awarded each year to only two faculty members from across the entire university.

1999 – 2000 The Associated Students of Stanford University Distinguished Teaching Award.


Other Awards

2011 Selected as Class Day Lecturer, Stanford Commencement Ceremony, June 2011. “Promise and Peril of the New Social Economy

2010 The Stanford University Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize, recognizing “Stanford faculty who engage and involve students in integrating academic scholarship with significant and meaningful volunteer service to society.” Co-recipient with Debra Satz, for our work in creating and running the Hope House Scholars Program.