Our faculty members enjoy teaching at Harvard Kennedy School because it's a place where ideas meet practice. Scholars and practitioners conduct research on public policy problems and issues—and then share those insights with students.
As you will quickly discover, the learning in our classroom reflects the reality of public policy in the world today. That's because Master in Public Policy (MPP) faculty members don’t just teach. They’re global experts who shape public policy, advise governments, and help run major institutions in the United States and abroad.
Learn more about the interests and experiences of our core MPP faculty members.
MPP Faculty Chair
Professor Marcella Alsan is helping the world prepare for the next time. Her research explores the relationship between public health and socioeconomic disparities. She teaches SUP-518, “The Economics of Infectious Disease,” which uses economic models and tools to analyze responses to infectious disease.
Desmond Ang talks about examining the stark lines of race and ethnicity and the importance of diversity in policymaking.
Justin de Benedictis-Kessner takes a hands-on approach to helping public leaders make more responsive policy.
Researching police reform in democratic societies, Yanilda González draws lessons for the post-George Floyd era in the U.S. and elsewhere.
The interconnections of global feminisms, violent and nonviolent conflict, and African politics are central for Zoe Marks.
Benjamin Schneer talks about his research on lobbying, redistricting, and the surprising relevance of traditional media.