“The Harvard Kennedy School's academic and administrative leaders advance our mission to improve public policy and public leadership. By doing the right sorts of work in the right ways, we can ensure that the Kennedy School is a powerful force for good in the world.”

—Dean Douglas Elmendorf


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Core Administration

Iris Bohnet

Iris Bohnet

Academic Dean; Co-Director of the Women and Public Policy Program; Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government

Robbin Chapman

Robbin Chapman

Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Suzanne Cooper

Suzanne Cooper

Academic Dean for Teaching and Curriculum; Edith M. Stokey Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Doug Elmendorf

Doug Elmendorf

Dean; Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy

Debbie Isaacson

Debbie Isaacson

Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs and Student Affairs

Christy Jackowitz

Christy Jackowitz

Senior Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Resource Development

Thoko Moyo

Thoko Moyo

Associate Dean for Communications and Public Affairs

Sarah Wald

Sarah Wald

Senior Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Dean; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Janney Wilson

Janney Wilson

Executive Dean

Directors of Research Centers, Academic Areas, and Degree Programs

Arthur Applbaum

Arthur Applbaum

Chair of the Democracy, Politics, and Institutions area; Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values

Christopher Avery

Christopher Avery

Chair of the Markets, Business, and Government area; Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy

Iris Bohnet

Iris Bohnet

Academic Dean; Co-Director of the Women and Public Policy Program; Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government

Hannah Riley Bowles

Hannah Riley Bowles

Co-Director of the Women and Public Policy Program; Chair of the Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences area; Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management

Ash Carter

Ash Carter

Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs

Amitabh Chandra

Amitabh Chandra

Chair of Social and Urban Policy area; Director of Health Policy Research; Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy

William Clark

William Clark

Chair of the International and Global Affairs area; Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development

David Deming

David Deming

Director of the Wiener Center for Social Policy; Professor of Public Policy

Jack Donahue

Jack Donahue

Chair of the Master of Public Policy program; Raymond Vernon Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Mark Gearan

Mark Gearan

Director of the Institute of Politics

Nancy Gibbs

Nancy Gibbs

Director of the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy; Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy

Rema Hanna

Rema Hanna

Chair of the International Development area; Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies

Kessely Hong

Kessely Hong

Chair of the Master of Public Administration programs; Lecturer in Public Policy

Asim Khwaja

Asim Khwaja

Director of the Center for International Development; Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development

Jeff Liebman

Jeff Liebman

Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government; Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy

Mathias Risse

Mathias Risse

Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration

Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Chair of the Master of Public Administration in International Development program; Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy

Tony Saich

Tony Saich

Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; Daewoo Professor of International Affairs

Wendy Sherman

Wendy Sherman

Director of the Center for Public Leadership; Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership

Robert Stavins

Robert Stavins

Chair of the Doctoral programs; A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development

Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Summers

Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government; Charles W. Eliot University Professor