Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

John “Jack” Gurley, professor emeritus of economics, has died

A legendary teacher whose Econ 1 course attracted what was then a record enrollment for a class at Stanford, Gurley was the first recipient of the university’s Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Political scientist John Manley dies at 81

John Manley was a dedicated scholar of American government and political and class interest, as well as a committed advocate of academic independence and integrity.

Stanford Graduate School of Education —

James G. Greeno dies at 85

Professor Emeritus James Greeno helped develop the theory of situated learning, which emphasizes the influence of social interactions and environment on learning.