Dale J. Stephens

March 22, 2012

Dale J. Stephens brings a unique perspective on the future of education, talent, and innovation. An educational futurist and speaker on issues facing Generation Y, he delivers core insights about learning, technology, and success.

He is a sought-after education expert appearing on major news networks including CNNABCNPRCBSFox, and TechCrunch. His work has been covered by the New York Times and New York Magazine to Fast Company and Forbes.

At 20, Dale leads UnCollege, the social movement changing the notion that college is the only path to success. His first book, Hacking Your Education, will be published by Penguin in 2013.

In May 2011, Stephens was selected out of hundreds of individuals around the world as a Thiel Fellow. The Thiel Fellowship recognizes the top changemakers around the world under the age of twenty.

Rejected for being young or inexperienced, he has risen above skepticism to do what many said he couldn’t. Because he bridges the gap between teens and adults, he doesn’t just relate to both but shares their experiences, fears, and challenges.

See blog posts by this author:
Decentralizing education: how startups are dismantling the university
Let's bring back apprenticeships!
See selected books by this author:
Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will