Dean Haddock is currently the Managing Director of Digital & Technical Innovation for StoryCorps, the national oral history project – one of the largest collections of human voices ever assembled – and popular NPR/PBS broadcast.
His team designs and builds technologies to further StoryCorps’ mission of preserving and sharing great conversations from people of all backgrounds and beliefs in effort to make the world a more just and compassionate place.
Dean, who joined StoryCorps in 2008, built their information technology, data and web teams and led StoryCorps’ $1M TED Prize initiative to build a mobile app and platform for anyone, anywhere to record and share great conversations and archive them permanently at the Library of Congress.
He also served as Software Resident at Google's 30 Weeks startup incubator, where he coached a team of designer entrepreneurs on technology business and product development.
In recent years, he has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, a Knight Prototype Awardee on behalf of StoryCorps, and a two-time Google Fellow to the Personal Democracy Forum. His projects at StoryCorps have earned a Webby Nomination and three Honoree titles.
Before StoryCorps, Dean founded an academic publishing service company and a boutique digital agency, and throughout his career he served in leadership and engineering roles in companies across the aviation, financial services, legal, telecommunications and fashion industries.
In his free time, Dean likes to surf, read/write, make music, garden and work on civic technology projects.