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Board Membership 2023-24


  • Hideo Mabuchi, Chair, BGB; Applied Physics

Board Members

  • Justin Du Bois, Chemistry
  • Kayvon Fatahalian, Computer Science
  • Amy Freed, Theater Arts Performance Studies
  • Yuliya Ilchuk, Slavic Languages and Literature
  • Miyako Inoue, Anthropology
  • Jamie Meltzer, Art and Art History
  • Mark McGurl, English
  • Benoit Monin, Psychology
  • Aliya Saperstein, Sociology
  • Mikael Wolfe, History
  • Anusha Dwarkanath, Student, Undeclared
  • Claudia Sung, Student, Undeclared 


  • Kirsti Copeland, School of Engineering
  • Kate Maher, Chair, C-USP; Earth System Science
  • Johanna Metzgar, Registrar
  • Alyssa Ferree, School of Sustainability
  • Sharon Palmer, Office of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Susan Weersing, School of Humanities and Sciences


In 2012, the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) recommended the change to the Ways of Thinking/Ways of Doing (Ways) breadth system as a core part of its aims for a Stanford undergraduate education. SUES and the Faculty Senate believed that undergraduate education would be better structured by shifting from a discipline-based to a skills/capacity-based model of achieving breadth. The Ways system is a Faculty Senate mandated program with a Charge to the Breadth Governance Board that oversees the Ways program.