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Lisa Anderson

Lisa J. Anderson
Associate Director of Educational Partnerships
Stanford Digital Education

At Stanford, Lisa fosters strategic partnerships, initiatives, and collaborations that center access and equity in digital education. These include intra- and inter-institutional collaborations, academic and research conferences, and external relations projects including advisory boards, grantmaking, and fundraising. She interfaces with senior staff and faculty, educational nonprofits, and academic foundations to advance cross-functional university committees, pilot programs and initiatives, and support institutional policy-making with respect to digital strategy. Lisa manages the Academic Innovation for the Public Good author conversation series.

Before joining Stanford, Lisa served in the Office of the President at Northwestern University from 2013-21, most recently as Assistant Director of Special Projects. Her key priorities included the promotion of undergraduate mentoring in academia and research, fostering diversity in the academy, and celebrating secondary and post-secondary teaching and learning. At Northwestern, Lisa directed the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program and the Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award program. She also provided support for commencement and honors ceremonies, the Presidential Directive on Intercollegiate Athletics, and other academic projects and initiatives. She served as a member of the Committee on Athletics and Recreation, Fulbright ETA Program Campus Selection Committee, the One Book One Northwestern Selection Committee, and the University Diversity Council. Lisa holds an AB in Philosophy and Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan, an MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy, and an executive graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University. In 2017, she was awarded an Alumnae of Northwestern University Research Grant for work advancing the Northwestern Medical Scholars program.


Cindy Berhtram

Cindy Berhtram
Associate Director of Project Management
Stanford Digital Education

Cindy is passionate about driving digital transformation in education using her skills as a leader, educator, and librarian. She started her career in historical libraries and archives, where she assisted scholars in collections research, led digital archives projects, and developed educational programming around archives collections.

After receiving her master's in Library and Information Science (with a focus on information architecture and digital archives) from Simmons College in Boston, she pivoted to higher education. There, her experience working with students as a librarian embedded in a First Year Experience program inspired her to work more directly impacting the teaching and learning experience.

Since then, the core of her work has been leading complex and innovative educational technology projects, from a large-scale learning management system migration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to custom learning simulations at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her passion for the power of educational technology has led her to continue her journey as both a learner and instructor in this area: she received a graduate certificate in Learning Design and Technology from the Harvard University Extension School and teaches an M.Ed. course on innovative educational technology and media. Cindy loves using creative problem-solving and strong project management practices to move initiatives from ambiguity to tangible, successful deliverables. 

Stanford Digital Education is dedicated to bringing together Stanford’s human and technological capabilities in novel ways to make Stanford’s teaching and learning more meaningful, accessible, and equitable. 

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