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Barbara A Karanian (Lecturer)

Barbara A Karanian karanian
I'm-not-a-bot
@stanford
Personal bio
Barbara A. Karanian, Ph.D. uses applied psychology and art in her storytelling methods to help students progress from the idea phases of projects to reality in the School of Engineering. Founder of the Design Entrepreneuring Studio, she is the author of,"Working Connection: The Relational Art of Leadership;" "Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Balancing Act in Engineering and Science;" and "Designing for Social Participation in the Virtual Universe." With her students in ME 378, she co-athored, "The Power of First Moments in Entrepreneurial Storytelling." Findings show that the use of vulnerability amplifies engagement. Barbara makes productive partnerships with industry and creates collaborative teams with members from the areas of engineering, design, psychology and communication. Her recent work examines perceived differences in on-line and off-line lives; and ways to generate creative work environments. She also bridges the intersection of Silicon Valley and Hollywood in an initiative for building a predictive model of success. Barbara received her B.A. in the double major of Psychology and Fine Arts from the College of the Holy Cross, her M.A. in Art Therapy from Lesley University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Studies in Organizational Behavior from Lesley University. She was a Teaching Fellow 1990-1991 at Harvard University's GSE; and in 2013 awarded best Teaching Strategies paper by ASEE's Entrepreneurship & Innovation division. Current Courses ME 378 Tell/Make/Engage autumn, winter; spring session ME 236 Tales to Design Cars By spring session

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