They have contributed vital research and scholarship in their fields. Served in U.S. administrations. Founded learning labs to assist local communities. Led negotiations to reduce nuclear stockpiles. Reported on human rights abuses. Led efforts to address climate change. Advised governments and companies on gender equality.

They are Harvard Kennedy School faculty members.

As a Master in Public Administration (MPA) student, you have the opportunity to engage with faculty members throughout HKS and across academic disciplines who are among the most influential leaders and thinkers in their fields.

Along with theory and ideas, our faculty members share significant, real-world experience with you. They are doers as well as thinkers, shaping public policy and devising entrepreneurial approaches to public problems at the local, national, and international levels.

MPA Faculty Chair

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Kessely Hong

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Professor Tarek Masoud explains why teaching at Harvard Kennedy School is so important to him.

Big data makes better cities

Professor Stephen Goldsmith, Director of the Data-Smart City Solutions Project at the Kennedy School’s Ash Center, describes how city and state governments can improve service to citizens by harnessing new technologies.