Leadership

Aneel Chima, Ph.D.

Director of Health & Human Performance & The Flourishing Project

Aneel’s core interests exist at the intersection of the science of wellbeing, leadership praxis, and transformative technology studies. The questions animating his work are: What is the future of human flourishing in a hyper-complex, ever-accelerating cultural context where technology is ubiquitous? How do we practice flourishing authentically, propagate it effectively, and create vibrant, inclusive communities that ignite it? Aneel is passionate about using psychological insights to affect sustainable social change. Currently, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and of Consciousness Hacking, a global community exploring technology as a catalyst for human transformation. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a B.A., with honors, in consciousness studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Tia Lillie, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Health & Human Performance

Tia received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in the field of Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Health Promotion. She has worked 18 years at the collegiate level as a Professor, Instructor and Health Educator. Her interests lie within the areas of curriculum development, instructional design for optimal teaching and learning, leadership, and mentorship. Her research interest is in the area of physical activity and health promotion among college students. In her free time she enjoys running, cycling, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA

Associate Director of Health & Human Performance

Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, is Associate Director in the Division of Health & Human Performance, overseeing the Lifeworks academic program for students. Her passion is creating structures that allow for both high achievement and holistic well-being. At Stanford since 2013 she’s worked in both employee and student wellness, studying and teaching stress-management, positive psychology, and mindfulness to students, faculty, and staff.  Sarah earned her graduate degree in Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University where she received the Research Excellence Grant for her work teaching mindfulness.  She is now a PhD student in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology researching the science of intuition. She deeply believes staying connected to who we are and why do we what we do is critical to an exceptional, fulfilling life.

Sue Lowely, MA

Director of Adventure Programs & Head of Outdoor Education

Sue received her Masters in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center. For the past 18 years she has worked as an instructor, course director, and program director in both higher education and non-profit organizations. Her academic interests include student leadership confidence / competence development.  Sue holds certifications as a Wilderness EMT, PCIA Top Rope Climbing Instructor, LNT Trainer, and ACA sea kayak instructor.

Anthony Lising Antonio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education & Faculty Advisor

Anthony Lising Antonio is Associate Professor of Education and Associate Director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research. Antonio’s research focuses on American higher education, particularly in the areas of stratification and postsecondary access, racial diversity and its impact on students and institutions, student friendship networks, and student development. Most recently, he was selected to the inaugural cohort of the Spencer Foundation Mid-Career Fellows Program. Among his current projects are studies of engineering education and career persistence and college-going culture in schools.