Greg Priest

I am a PhD candidate (ABD) in History of Science at Stanford.  I focus on the history and philosophy of biology and the historical sciences, with particular interests in Charles Darwin and in the sciences of complex systems.

Before coming to Stanford, I was a lawyer, serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and then representing Silicon Valley technology companies.  I left the law for the software business, first as CFO of a publicly-traded software company, next as founding CEO of a software start-up, and finally as Chairman and CEO of a global, publicly-traded internet education company.

I did my undergraduate work at Princeton and got my law degree at Stanford.  I also have a Masters of Liberal Arts from Stanford.  I am married, have two children and one grandchild and am an avid hiker, skier, and cook.

My website is www.gregpriest.com.