Candace Thille

Associate Professor and Faculty Director for Workforce, Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Stanford University

Candace Thille is the Director for Workforce and Adult Learning in the Stanford Accelerator for Learning and an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and interdepartmental faculty in Neuroscience at Stanford University. Prior to rejoining Stanford in 2023, she spent five years as the director of learning science at Amazon. She was the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. For the past two decades, in all her roles, her focus has been on applying the results from research in the science of human learning to the design of technology mediated learning environments and in using those environments to conduct research at the intersection of human learning and machine learning. Thille serves on the board of ETS and has served on the board of the AACU; on the Assessment 2020 Task Force of the American Board of Internal Medicine; and on the advisory council for NSF EHR. She served the U.S. Department of Education, co-authoring the 2010 and 2015 National Education Technology Plans.