About Dean

Dean Haddock is 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 the stories of everyday people in effort to make the world a more just and compassionate place. In addition to building StoryCorps' information technology, data and web teams, Dean led StoryCorps’ $1M TED Prize initiative to build a mobile app and platform for anyone to record and archive oral history interviews permanently at the Library of Congress.

He was the Engineer in Residence at Google's 30 Weeks startup incubator and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, a Knight Prototyper, 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 web development house, and he served in a leadership and/or engineering role in companies across the aviation, financial services, legal, telecommunications and fashion industries.

In his free time, Dean likes to surf, read, write music, design, code and work on civic technology projects.


Mexico. 2016. Photo: Chris Fichera.