Dana Born

Lecturer in Public Policy
Center for Public Leadership
Office Address
Taubman-130
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 124
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-8810
Email: Dana_Born@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Sarah Meléndez (617-495-9455)
Dana Born

Profile

Dana H. Born, Lecturer in Public Policy, is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004-2013, she served two terms as the President appointed dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy where she was also a professor and head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department.

Dana also served as Assistant Director for Recruiting Research and Analysis in the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy, aide to the Secretary of the Air Force and Deputy Chief of the Personnel Issues Team in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. She commanded the 11th Mission Support Squadron at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., was an Exchange Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, and served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

A 1983 graduate with distinction of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dana holds two master’s degrees (Trinity University and University of Melbourne) and a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Penn State University. She has received a large number of awards, including an honorary doctorate from Simmons College in 2007, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Courses

Fall

  • MLD-101-D Management, Leadership, and Decision Making

Spring

  • MLD-323 Authentic Leadership Development

Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Machalek, Richard, Andrew D. Katayama, James E. Patrey, and Dana H. Born. "Suspending Routine Duty: Celebration and Commemoration in Military Holidays." Armed Forces & Society 32.3 (April 2006): 389-404.
    • Chen, Gilad, Paul D. Bliese, Stephanie C. Payne, Stephen J. Zaccaro, Sheila Simsarian Webber, John E. Mathieu, and Dana H. Born. "Simultaneous Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Efficacy Beliefs at Multiple Levels of Analysis." Human Performance 15.4 (2002): 381-409.
  • Book Chapters
    • Sellman, W. S., Dana H. Born, W. J. Strickland, and J. J. Ross. "Selection and Classification in the U.S. Military." Handbook of Personnel Selection. Routledge, April 2010, 679-704.