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“The Harvard Kennedy School's academic and administrative leaders advance our mission to improve public policy and public leadership. Working together and with other faculty, staff, and students, these leaders strengthen the School’s teaching, research, and practice.”

—Dean Douglas Elmendorf


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Core Administrators

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

Douglas Elmendorf

Dean; Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy

Debbie Isaacson

Debra 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 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

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

William Clark

William Clark

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

Jack Donahue

John Donahue

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

Gordon Hanson

Gordon Hanson

Chair of the Social and Urban Policy area; Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban 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 in Public Administration programs; Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

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

Robert Stavins

Robert Stavins

Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Programs in Public Policy and in Political Economy and Government; A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development

Directors and Executive Directors of Research Centers

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

Victoria Budson.

Victoria Budson

Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program

Tim Glynn-Burke.

Tim Burke

Executive Director for Programs of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Rafael Carbonell.

Rafael Carbonell

Executive Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Ash Carter

Ash Carter

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

David Deming

David Deming

Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy; Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE

Mark Gearan

Mark Gearan

Director of the Institute of Politics

Nancy Gibbs

Nancy Gibbs

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

Maureen Griffin.

Maureen Griffin

Executive Director for Operations of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

John Haigh

John Haigh

Co-Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Lecturer in Public Policy

Ken Himmelman.

Ken Himmelman

Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership

Amy Howell.

Amy Howell

Executive Director of the Institute of Politics

Asim Khwaja

Asim Khwaja

Director of the Center for International Development; Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development

Aditi Kumar.

Aditi Kumar

Executive Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Scott Leland.

Scott Leland

Executive Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

Jeff Liebman

Jeffrey Liebman

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

Sushma Raman.

Sushma Raman

Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Mathias Risse

Mathias Risse

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

Eric Rosenbach

Eric Rosenbach

Co-Director of The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Tony Saich

Anthony 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

Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Summers

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

Setti Warren.

Setti Warren

Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy

Barbara Whalen.

Barbara Whalen

Executive Director of the Wiener Center for Social Policy

Other Senior Administrators

Matt Alper.

Matt Alper

Senior Associate Dean for Research Policy and Administration

Beth Banks.

Beth Banks

Associate Dean for Human Resources

Jeita Deng.

Jeita Deng

Associate Dean for Finance; Chief Financial Officer

Deb Iles.

Deb Iles

Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education

Arthi Kasetty

Arthi Kasetty

Senior Director of Campus Planning and Operations

Don Oppenheimer.

Don Oppenheimer

Associate Dean for Information Technology; Chief Information Officer

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