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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Frank (Francis X.) Hartmann, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, is a Senior Research Fellow of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management. He has been Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. His current teaching, in the management curriculum and in Executive Programs, is on effective implementation: How do we, by our actions, raise the probability that what we say we want to make happen, does happen?

He has chaired most of the Kennedy School's Executive Sessions, including those on Policing, Patient Safety and Errors in Medicine, and Preparedness for Terrorism. He is currently chairing a national Executive Session on “Re-thinking the Role of the Prosecutor in the Community” based at the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution.  Other than teaching, the major theme of his work at HKS is on the intersection of research and practice: How do practitioners get the most relevant research into their organizational and personal DNA?

He taught at Villanova University and at Trinity College, Hartford. He was Director of the Hartford Institute of Criminal and Social Justice, Director of Research and Evaluation for New York City's Addiction Services Agency, and a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation.


Phone: 617-495-7506


Human Rights
Advocacy & Social Movements
Cities & Communities
Decision Making & Negotiation
Public Leadership & Management
Non-governmental Organizations
Social Innovation & Philanthropy
Social Policy
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