Rylan Sekiguchi is Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). Prior to joining SPICE in 2005, he worked as a teacher at Revolution Prep in San Francisco.
Rylan’s professional interests lie in curriculum design, global education, education technology, student motivation and learning, and mindset science. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.
He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen curriculum units for SPICE, including Along the Silk Road
, China in Transition
, Divided Memories: Comparing History Textbooks
, and U.S.–South Korean Relations
. His writings have appeared in publications of the National Council for History Education and the Association for Asian Studies.
Rylan has also been actively engaged in media-related work for SPICE. In addition to serving as producer for two films—My Cambodia
and My Cambodian America
—he has developed several web-based lessons and materials, including What Does It Mean to Be an American?
In 2010, 2015, and 2021, Rylan received the Franklin Buchanan Prize, which is awarded annually by the Association for Asian Studies to honor an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia at any educational level, elementary through university.
Rylan has presented teacher seminars across the country at venues such as the World Affairs Council, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Art Institute of Chicago, and for organizations such as the National Council for the Social Studies, the International Baccalaureate Organization, the African Studies Association, and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. He has also conducted presentations internationally for the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines; for the European Council of International Schools in Spain, France, and Portugal; and at Yonsei University in South Korea.