Bruce Thompson, Ph.D.

Bruce Thompson, Ph.D.

LECTURER

Bruce Thompson, is a lecturer in the Departments of History and Literature and the Associate Director of Jewish Studies at UC-Santa Cruz, and also teaches at the Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford; his areas of scholarly research include European intellectual and cultural history ... Read More

Patrick Hunt, Ph.D.

Patrick Hunt, Ph.D.

LECTURER

Patrick Hunt believes the perceived boundaries between academic subjects are too often arbitrary and artificial, and thus explores junctions between many intersecting areas of interest across the broader humanities, sciences and the arts. Patrick has followed several of his life-long dreams–archaeologist, writer, musician, composer, poet, and art historian–for the last twenty years at Stanford University. ... Read More

Naeem Zafar

Naeem Zafar

LECTURER

Naeem Zafar is a Dean’s Teaching Fellow and a member of the faculty at the University of California Berkeley, and Professor of the Practice at Brown University. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Technology Strategy, Innovation and New Venture Finance at Brown and Berkeley. Naeem is the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, and has authored five books on entrepreneurship. ... Read More

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.

LECTURER

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., is Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Ca. He was educated at Yale and Stanford Universities, and has also been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. ... Read More

Ruby Ming

Ruby Ming

LECTURER

Ruby Ming was born in Boston, went to high school in Philadelphia, and received her B.A. in Fine Arts from Brown University. As a docent at the Asian Art Museum, she designed private, public, and school group tours, and gave talks around the Bay Area highlighting cultural exchange and transmission. She has taught art making and appreciation in classrooms across Santa Clara County and presented teacher professional development workshops for the National and California Art Education Associations and the California Association for the Gifted. ... Read More