Our team

“We couldn’t be more different, except for our shared values. And that makes working together enjoyable.”

Michael Dearing

Michael Dearing

Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford d.school

Michael Dearing joined the d.school faculty in Spring 2006. Since that time, he has co-developed and co-taught courses including Creating Infectious Action (MSE288) and Creating Mass Market Experiences (MSE289). He also teaches graduate seminars including Innovation in Complex Organizations (MSE282A), and Creative Product Marketing (MSE282B). Michael’s current interests include process design for new product development, “productizing” emerging technologies, web-based businesses, product marketing, and pricing.

Before joining the d.school, Michael spent nearly seven years at eBay (NASDAQ – EBAY) serving most recently as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager for eBay. In that role, he led category management, product marketing, seller development, eBay Stores, and direct-to-consumer marketing for eBay North America. While at eBay, Michael and his colleagues were also responsible for the launch and growth of many new merchandise categories, and new businesses such as Buy-it-Now, the listings upgrade business, eBay Stores, and ProStores. Prior to eBay, Michael held leadership positions at Bain & Company, Filene’s Basement, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE-DIS), and Industrial Shoe Warehouse.

Michael is an east coast native, now happily a citizen of the Bay Area. He holds an AB in Economics, with a focus in economic history, from Brown University, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Economic History Association and the Business History Conference. When he’s not at the d.school, Michael enjoys working with small companies on issues of strategy and marketing, growing fruits and vegetables, hiking, and playing with his dogs.

Who’s here in 2012-2013

Our Broader Network

These superstars have been a part of our teaching teams, fellows, staff or founding team. They continue to do amazing work at Stanford and in the world.

  • Abby King
  • Adam French
  • Alex Ko
  • Amal Aziz
  • Anne Fletcher
  • Barry Katz
  • Ben Grossman-Kahn
  • Bill Moggridge
  • Brett Westervelt
  • Brian Witlin
  • Brit D'Arbeloff
  • Carly Geehr
  • Carol Winograd
  • Charlie Ellinger
  • Claudia Kotchka
  • Colter Leyes
  • Corey Ford
  • Corina Yen
  • Dan Bomze
  • Daniel Steinbock
  • David Klaus
  • Elizabeth Gerber
  • Emily Ma
  • Enrique Allen
  • Erika Basu
  • Erin Liman
  • Evelyn Huang
  • Gayle Curtis
  • James Monsees
  • Jason Chua
  • Jason Conroy
  • Jim Ratcliffe
  • Joe Brown
  • Joel Sadler
  • Jofish Kaye
  • John Keefe
  • John Kembel
  • John Lilly
  • Kerry O’Connor
  • Kim Saxe
  • Kris Woyzbun
  • Krista Donaldson
  • Larry Leifer
  • Lia Ramirez
  • Lochlann Jain
  • Maryanna Rogers
  • Maureen Caroll
  • Meg Lee
  • Micah Lande
  • Michael Shanks
  • Mike Levinthal
  • Nat Woyzbun
  • Nitzan Waisberg
  • Olga Trusova
  • Peter Rubin
  • Peter Sims
  • Purin Phanichphant
  • Rich Crandall
  • Sandy Speicher
  • Scott Klemmer
  • Susan Hosking-Ramos
  • Uri Geva
  • Wendy Ju
  • Yusuke Miyashita