Karen Brennan is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which learning environments in and out of school, online and face-to-face can be designed to support young people's development as computational creators. Many of Brennan's research and teaching activities focus on constructionist approaches to designing learning environments encouraging learning through designing, personalizing, connecting, and reflecting, and maximizing learner agency.
Jorrit de Jong is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also Academic Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. His research and teaching focus on the challenges of making the public sector more responsive and more resilient through innovation. A specialist in experiential learning, Jorrit has taught strategic management and public problem solving at HKS and around the world.
Marshall Ganz is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research, writing, and teaching focus on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics. In his teaching, Marshall uses experiential pedagogy to develop students' capacity to lead by helping them cultivate a sense of themselves and their values and translate these values into action.
Ronald Heifetz is the King Hussein Bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and the founder of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research focuses on creating a conceptual foundation for the study of leadership, creating teaching, training, and consulting methods for leadership practice, and building the adaptive capacity of organizations and societies. Heifetz co-developed the adaptive leadership framework and is also well-known for developing transformative methods of leadership education and development.
Brian Mandell is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Chair of the Wexner-Israel Fellowship Program, and Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project. His teaching and research address the theory and practice of negotiation, emphasizing third-party facilitation and consensus building in domestic and international protracted policy disputes. Before coming to Harvard, Brian was a strategic analyst for the Canadian Department of National Defense, specializing in UN peacekeeping and the implementation of arms control agreements.