Deputy Executive Director
Chris Stawski is the Deputy Executive Director at YHouse.
He is a trailblazing program architect, strategist, and consultant for leading academic experts, universities, and non-profit organizations. Stawski has helped to design and
develop major initiatives with intellectual entrepreneurs at top
institutions, such as Berkeley, Cambridge, Chicago, Penn, Stanford, and Yale, and collaborated with the White House and multiple philanthropies to advance scientific breakthroughs.
Stawski is known for his efforts to seed and develop new fields of inquiry across the sciences and the humanities, innovate through novel grant competitions, catalyze and incubate the formation of new centers, institutes, and non-profit organizations, and support high-impact, cross-disciplinary, ‘blue-sky’ thinking and discovery.
Stawski is a High Honors graduate of Swarthmore College, with a master’s degree from Harvard University and a doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in methodological issues in the study of religion at the intersection of the sciences and the humanities. He is currently a Visitor in the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.