Matthew Alper

Matt Alper headshotMatthew Alper, senior associate dean for research policy and administration, oversees the HKS Research Administration Office (RAO). In that role, he is responsible for managing the review and approval of all faculty grant and contract proposals, advising the dean, HKS research centers and programs, and members of the faculty on all aspects of research administration and related areas of compliance and risk management. Matt manages the HKS faculty outside professional activity and conflict of interest reporting process, and reviews and approves all HKS research fellow nominations on behalf of the academic deans’ office. The RAO also supports faculty research dissemination by managing the HKS Faculty Papers and Publications Collection and the Faculty Research Working Papers Series.

Matt has been at HKS since 2000 and before that he spent many years in research administration roles at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Boston University. He has a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in public policy from Tufts University. He is married with two adult children and enjoys playing the saxophone in his spare time.