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Debra Meyerson

A Bit More About Me

Prior to my stroke, I was Associate Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) and (by courtesy) the Graduate School of Business (GSB).  I was faculty co-founder of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) and taught courses at the GSE and GSB on organizing for diversity, the leadership of social change, and educational and social entrepreneurship.  Among other things, I co-developed the Masters program in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS),  directed the joint masters in Business and Education, served on the University Faculty Senate and as Chair, GSE Committee on Educational Policy and was affiliated faculty for several University centers including the Michelle Clayman Institute for Research on Gender.

I am now Adjunct Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE).  In Winter 2016 and 2017 I led a Stanford graduate workshop: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  In addition to my work writing Identity Theft and continuing my rehabiltation therapy, I am serving on the board of Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP), and the Pacific Stroke Association (PSA), and the advisory board of Girls Middle School (GMS).  

I received my B.S. and M.S. from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University. I live in the San Francisco Bay area with my husband Steve Zuckerman and have three children.  I had the great fortune of a year long sabatical in 2002-2003 during which our family lived and learned together while living on a boat and exploring the mediterranean coast. See more at  Fast Company article.

Stroke Onward

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