Johanna Mair is academic editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review; professor of organization, strategy, and leadership at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin; and the Hewlett Foundation scholar at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Her research focuses on how entrepreneurial actors create value through novel organizational and institutional arrangements. She is a vice-chair of the Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation at the World Economic Forum (Davos). She has written three books on the subject of social entrepreneurship and multiple award-winning articles on international development, scaling social impact, and corporate strategy.
Eric Nee is managing editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review, a position he has held since 2006. Eric has more than 35 years of experience in the publishing industry. Before joining Stanford University, he was a senior writer for Fortune. While there, Eric helped Time Inc. launch eCompany Now (where he was executive editor), which later became Business 2.0. Before joining Fortune, Eric launched Forbes’s Silicon Valley bureau, where he was bureau manager. He also served as editor-in-chief of Upside magazine for close to five years. Eric earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has three adult children and lives in Palo Alto with his wife Tekla, a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum.
Michael Voss is publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review. Before joining SSIR, Michael was vice president, associate publisher, business development & marketing for Scientific American, based in New York City, where he drove commercial marketing and brand strategy, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and new product development. His career in digital and traditional media has spanned nearly two decades and a wide array of titles and companies, including Newsweek, Meredith Corporation, and George magazine. Michael earned his bachelor of science in international politics and economics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
David V. Johnson is senior editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a former philosophy professor turned journalist with more than a decade of experience as an editor and writer. Previously, he was senior opinion editor at Al Jazeera America, where he edited the op-ed section of the news channel’s website. Earlier in his career, he served as online editor at Boston Review and research editor at San Francisco magazine the year it won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. He has written for The New York Times, USA Today, The New Republic, Bookforum, Aeon, Dissent, and The Baffler, among other publications. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). David earned a PhD in philosophy from Stanford University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master’s degree in classics from Cambridge University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley.
Jenifer Morgan is senior digital editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. Jenifer has 15 years of publishing experience and has developed award-winning publications both in print and online. Before coming to Stanford University, she was a writer and web consultant for the Redford Center, a social change nonprofit founded by Robert Redford. Previously, she was editorial director of Ideal Bite, an online media company for conscious consumers. She was also founding editor of Shojo Beat magazine and managing editor of MacAddict magazine (now MacLife). Jenifer was a WorldTeach volunteer in Poland through Harvard University’s Center for International Development and earned a Private Pilot License from the Sierra Academy of Aeronautics. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, with studies abroad at the University of Leeds, UK.
Brian Karo is publishing and marketing manager at Stanford Social Innovation Review. Brian has worked in the publishing industry for nearly 20 years. Before joining SSIR, he worked for several successful Bay Area publications, including Red Herring, Sunset, and Yoga Journal. Most recently, Karo worked for Dwell media for over a decade in a variety of leadership roles, including consumer marketing director, senior product manager, and audience development manager, where he developed channel growth strategies for the brand’s community through web-platform adoption, subscriptions, partnerships, and live-event registration. He earned a bachelor's degree in business management with an emphasis in marketing from Sonoma State University.
Marcie Bianco is associate editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review. She is a columnist at the Women’s Media Center, and her writing can be found online at NBC, Pacific Standard, Quartz, Rolling Stone, Salon, Vox, and Vanity Fair, among other outlets. Marcie writes, lectures, and makes media appearances on issues pertaining to ethics, from feminism to race relations. Her current writing projects include an autofiction about academic affairs and a nonfictional feminist manifesto on elevating freedom over equality. She has a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University; a master's degree in women's studies from the University of Oxford; and a master's degree and PhD in English literature from Rutgers University.
Eden Stiffman is associate editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review. Before coming to Stanford, she worked as a reporter for The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington, D.C., where she covered management and leadership, fundraising, charity watchdogs, and other nonprofit sector issues. She previously worked as a local news reporter and community editor for The Dallas Morning News. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in her hometown of Ann Arbor. She has written freelance for publications including Michigan Today, Mordern Farmer, and EdibleDC.
Shayani Bose is publishing and marketing associate at Stanford Social Innovation Review. She has domain experience in marketing communication and brand management. Before joining Stanford University, Shayani was a marketing executive at Pall Corporation where she managed various channels of communication and organized brand events. Before Pall, she was a marketing manager at LifeCell International creating and executing affinity marketing campaigns with brands in the mother and baby category. Shayani earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication from University of Calcutta and received her master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in marketing from IBS (ICFAI Business School), Bangalore. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Paola Perez-Aleman, McGill University
Josh Cohen, Stanford University
Alnoor Ebrahim, Harvard University
Marshall Ganz, Harvard University
Chip Heath, Stanford University
Andrew Hoffman, University of Michigan
Dean Karlan, Yale University
Anita McGahan, University of Toronto
Lynn Meskell, Stanford University
Len Ortolano, Stanford University
Francie Ostrower, University of Texas
Anne Claire Pache, ESSEC Business School
Woody Powell, Stanford University
Rob Reich, Stanford University