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Denise Pope

Stanford University; Challenge Success
Senior Lecturer
Denise Pope, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Challenge Success is an expanded version of the SOS: Stressed-Out Students project that Dr. Pope founded and directed from 2003 to 2008. 

She is the author of "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001), which was named the 2001 Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, and lead author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). She also co-hosts the Stanford University SiriusXM radio show called School’s In.

My Friday Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 18


Main Conference 2019 - Speakers are updated weekly. Bay Meadows Campus (San Mateo)Natalie Thoreson • Adam Gazzaley • Warren Berger • Jeremy Bailenson • Sam Seidel • Sally Reis • Chip Kimball • Jyoti Mishra • Peter Bowers • Denise Pope • Simone Marean • Zachary Brown • Akihiko Takahashi • Philippe Goldin • Matt James • Lisa Solomon • Christopher Gardner • David Levy • Vic Vuchic • Carissa Carter • Dante D. Dixson • Tara Chklovski • Susanna Loeb • Clarke Weatherspoon • William S. Koski • Thomas E. Brown • Faye Sahai • Robert M. Sapolsky • Lisa Gale • Daniel Willinghman • Fumiko Hoeft • Bror Saxberg • Rosalind Wiseman • Liz Cowley • Diane Ehrensaft • Barbara A. Kerr • Tina Seelig • Curt Ellis • Frederic Luskin • Dan Roam • Elizabeth Jones • Greg Duncan • Michael C. Reichert • Ann Smith • Scott Barry Kaufman • Vivien Keil • Micia Mosely • Bruce Van Patter • Beth Sutkus Thompson • Edward (Ned) Hallowell • Melissa Beressi • Dan Garcia • Saba Ghole • Daniel Zaharopol • Ben Sparks • Rosalie Whitlock • Cindy Goldrich • Tony Anscombe • Jonathan Howland • Mark Hatch • Michael Olaya • Martin Boroson • Joel Baum • Erik Burmeister • Suzanne Crandall • David Foster • Catherine Lewis • Dan Meyer • Nicole Ofiesh • Justin Reich • Colin Seale • Marc Smolowitz • Glen Tripp • Frank C. Worrell • Lizzie Hull Barnes A Well-Balanced Perspective on College "Fit" TBADenise Pope