Dr. Shelley Goldman

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Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor
Stanford University Graduate School of Education


Shelley Goldman, Ed.D., is an associate dean for faculty affairs and a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is also by courtesy a professor in the mechanical engineering-design program. Shelley has spent over 30 years designing and researching the potential of technologies in education. Her current work includes broadening participation in STEM learning via teaching and researching design thinking, new technologies, and innovative curriculum design for formal and informal education settings. Shelley is an elementary and middle grades teacher turned education anthropologist studying learning in and out of school. She was a co-founder of three schools—an alternative school in East Harlem, NY, a school-within-a-school in Palo Alto, CA, and a charter school with Stanford in East Palo Alto, CA. She has developed and published curriculum and classroom media and technology. Shelley is also the 2018 recipient of the Friday Medal.