Lecturer in Management
Stuart Coulson is an adjunct professor at Stanford University’s Institute of Design (the d.school) and a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he leads Design for Extreme Affordability. In this intensive, project-based program, multidisciplinary student teams design products and services to tackle poverty in low-resource settings.
Projects and startups emerging from the program have affected the lives of more than 100 million people so far. He is an investor in and advisor to early-stage technology and social impact organizations in Silicon Valley and his native Ireland. He is a member of Trinity College Dublin’s Provost’s Council, sits on the board of Tangent — Trinity’s Ideas Workspace — and is a founding member of Trinity Angels and the LaunchBox student startup incubator program.
Coulson’s background is in software development, data communications and travel reservations systems. His previous roles include senior leadership in some of the world’s largest travel technology companies and several startups. He cofounded Gradient Solutions, a pioneer in web-based travel e-commerce acquired by Sabre.
- EMBA, International Wealth Management, Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business, 2006
- MBA, International Wealth Management, University of Geneva, 2006
- BA, Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1984
- Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2017–present
- Adjunct Professor, Stanford d.school, 2009–present
- Owner, Papera Ranch, 2007–present
Service to the Profession
Trinity College Dublin
- Board Member, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, 2016–present
- Member of Provost's Council, 2016–present
- Member of Trinity Angels, 2013–present