Alan M. Garber, Provost
Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD is Provost of Harvard University and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Harvard School of Public Health. Before becoming the Provost at Harvard, Dr. Garber was the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and a Professor of Medicine, as well as a Professor of Economics, Health Research and Policy, and Economics in the Graduate School of Business (by courtesy) at Stanford University. From 1997 to 2011, he was Director of the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research in the Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford, and from 1986 to 2011 he served as a Staff Physician at the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Garber is an Elected Member of American College of Physicians, the Association of American Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and an Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Health Economics. He is a member of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy of the National Academies, and formerly served as a member of the Panel of Health Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office. Dr. Garber graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in Economics in 1976. He earned an AM in Economics in 1977 and a PhD in Economics in 1982, both from Harvard University. In 1983, he received his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine.
As Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments and Information, Dr. Brand joined the Office in September 2009 to oversee and coordinate the review of faculty appointments. She works closely with the senior administration, faculty members, and deans across the University on a range of faculty affairs matters, with a focus on improving faculty appointment processes, systems, and policies University-wide. Amy's career spans academia, publishing, and scholarly communication technologies. She served as Program Manager of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication from 2008 to 2009. Before moving to Harvard, Amy held long-term positions as an Executive Editor at the MIT Press and as Director of Business and Product Development at CrossRef. She currently serves as Harvard's representative to the Board of Directors of ORCID Inc., the researcher identifier and profile collaborative.
Dr. Buckley works with the Provost and the President in developing University-wide, inter-faculty science-based initiatives, and advises them on a wide variety of science policy issues. She also works with the senior management of the science departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the School of Public Health on academic planning and budget processes that will inform University-wide planning efforts. She monitors and provides staff support on selected hospital issues, and serves as the liaison to working groups and committees focused on science issues.
Mr. Calixto oversees the office responsible for protecting and licensing Harvard’s trademarks throughout the world. Under Mr. Calixto’s guidance, the office also assists Harvard schools, departments and other University units with trademark related issues and provides advice concerning the University policies governing the proper use of the Harvard name and trademarks.
Ms. Cummings serves as ombudsman for all members of the University community. The University Ombudsman Office is open to faculty, staff, students, fellows and retirees. The ombudsman is an independent resource for problem resolution and works to insure that all members of the University community are treated equitably and fairly. The ombudsman can provide confidential and informal assistance to help resolve issues related to workplace and learning environments. The ombudsman is confidential, independent and neutral. The Ombudsman Office is able to provide upward feedback for the institution. Ms. Cummings has been a member of the University community for over 25 years. Prior to becoming Ombudsman, she was the Associate Director of Labor and Employee Relations in the Office of Human Resources. Her professional areas of expertise include employee counseling, contract negotiation, informal mediation of group conflicts, and assisting individuals to develop strategies for conflict resolution.
Erin Driver-Linn is Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Director of the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT). As Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Erin and the Office of Institutional Research produce internal and external research projects to support university priorities. Her office addresses a range of strategic issues, from Harvard's competitive environment and globalization to the future of research funding and changing trends in admissions and financial aid. She also oversees institutional reporting of data to the Department of Education, the production of the University Fact Book, and the coordination of university accreditation. As Director of HILT, Erin helps facilitate faculty experimentation with innovative pedagogies and works to forge collaborative ties among teaching and learning experts within and beyond the university. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in 2008, Erin was Associate Director for Research at the Bok Center and Lecturer in the Harvard Department of Psychology, where she received her Ph.D. in experimental social psychology.
Jorge I. Domínguez,
Professor Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, develops and oversees a variety of University-wide initiatives and policies relating to international research and education. He works with deans and faculty across the University to create and support new international research collaborations. In addition to this University-wide appointment, Professor Domínguez also serves as the Senior Advisor for International Studies to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He continues to teach courses in the Government Department and carries on with his research.
Lori Gross, associate provost for arts and culture, works with Harvard's arts and culture institutions, including the Harvard Art Museums, the American Repertory Theatre, Villa I Tatti, and the Harvard University Library, among others, on issues ranging from day-to-day operational matters to strategic planning and fundraising. She collaborates with the Office for the Arts to make resources more visible and accessible to the University and broader communities, and she participates in planning discussions for the artistic and cultural components of both the Cambridge and the Allston campuses. Gross worked at MIT for over 13 years, establishing and directing the Museum Loan Network, advancing arts-related initiatives, and fostering dialogue on arts, culture policy and the role of museums nationally and internationally.
Mary Lee Kennedy,
Mary Lee Kennedy joined the Office of the President and Provost on July 15, 2011 as Senior Associate Provost for the Harvard Library. She is responsible for working with constituents both inside and outside of Harvard to develop strategies and policies for the 21st- century Harvard Library, and for leading and overseeing the transition of Harvard's libraries into a more closely coordinated management structure. In its new structure the Harvard Library reports to the Senior Associate Provost. Ms. Kennedy is a member of, and works closely with, the Library Board. Previous to this position she was on the Library Task Force and the Library Implementation Work Group. In 2004, Ms. Kennedy joined the Harvard Business School as executive director of Knowledge and Library Services. She came to Harvard from the high technology sector where she led knowledge management organizations at Microsoft Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Since the beginning of the Internet age, Ms. Kennedy has pioneered innovative technologies, business models, information services and products to enable the exchange of ideas, expertise and information.
Mr. Kohlberg, formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Tel Aviv University Economic Corporation and CEO of its technology transfer organization, oversees the development of new inventions and technologies arising from research at Harvard. The Office of Technology Development (OTD) elicits and evaluates new inventions and discoveries made by the faculty, and determines whether to pursue patent protection on behalf of the University. In keeping with Harvard's mission to serve the public good, OTD strives to make these new technologies widely available to society by transferring them to industry for development and real world application. Companies seek to acquire rights to promising new inventions made at Harvard in order to develop them into new products, such as biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and advanced research materials which, it is hoped, will one day be available on the market, thereby contributing to society through the advancement of science, medicine and industry. Licenses include a financial consideration for the University which, in turn, helps support the expense of patenting future inventions, as well as of ongoing research and academic endeavors at Harvard. Thus, OTD serves to protect new discoveries made by Harvards research enterprise while simultaneously helping to make additional research possible, often resulting in direct or indirect benefit to the public at large.
Dr. Koretz serves as the Provost's chief adviser on matters involving the social sciences and departments or schools of public policy, law, education and business. She manages cross-faculty initiatives in these areas and supports the development of new interfaculty projects. Dr. Koretz also works with senior management of the social sciences and related professional schools on academic and budget planning and various aspects of visitation and appointments for which the Provost's office has responsibility.
Richard McCullough, Ph.D., is the Vice Provost for Research, working with the President and Provost to encourage, cultivate, and coordinate high impact academic research across all of Harvard’s schools and affiliated institutions. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR), which Dr. McCullough leads, has broad responsibility and oversight for the review, development, and implementation of policies related to the organization and execution of academic research, especially in the sciences, and to aspects of the University's relations with foundations and industry. The office portfolio also specifically includes interdisciplinary research, and research funding.
Led by Vice Provost McCullough, the Office of the VPR is particularly focused on removing barriers to collaboration, whether in University policies, or financial or administrative systems. Additionally, the Vice Provost for Research works with the President and Provost to foster and encourage entrepreneurship, whether by undergraduates, graduate students, or faculty members.
Prior to being named Vice Provost for Research, at Harvard, Richard McCullough was the Vice President for Research at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, where he also had served as the Dean of the Mellon College of Science, and head of the Department of Chemistry. The Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon, McCullough, whose research has principally been focused on developing printable electronic materials, founded two companies: Plextronics Inc, and Liquid X Printed Metals. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Advanced Materials.
Richard McCullough has a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas, Dallas and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, and did his postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.
Peggy Newell joined the Office of the Provost in November of 2012 as Deputy Provost. She is responsible for strategic and tactical planning and management of all provostial activities, as well as advising the Provost on a wide array of administrative matters requiring executive decision-making. Initially, she will focus on supporting the campaign and planning for the Health and Life Science Center in Allston, with the goal of effectively planning, communicating, and implementing these important initiatives in ways that best serve the University.
Prior to coming to Harvard, Peggy held a variety of positions over a thirty year career at Tufts University, most recently serving as Provost ad interim, Vice Provost, and Associate Provost for Research. Prior to joining the Provost’s Office at Tufts, she was Associate Dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and Associate Dean for Special Programs at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Professor Singer, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education at Harvard University, was named Harvard’s Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity in July 2008. Working closely with the President and Provost, she is responsible for faculty development and diversity across the University, addressing the need for more systematic review and analysis of appointments, with an eye to ensuring greater excellence and diversity in faculty ranks. She serves as a key adviser in the ad hoc tenure process, chairs the Provost’s Review Committee on Faculty Appointments, and oversees the administration of funds designated to facilitate the appointment of outstanding scholars who increase the faculty’s diversity. Working closely with colleagues across the University, Singer oversees and guides institutional policies and transformation in all areas of faculty affairs, providing intellectual leadership and coordination across the Schools with the twin goals of increasing accountability and fostering measureable progress in important domains. An internationally renowned statistician, Singer has written nearly 100 papers and three books primarily focused on the practice of multilevel modeling, survival analysis, and individual growth modeling in a broad array of disciplines including statistics, education, psychology, medicine, and public health. Singer has received numerous honors for her work, including a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and election to the National Academy of Education. Singer received her B.A. in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany in 1976. She has been at Harvard ever since, receiving her Ph.D. in Statistics in 1983. In 1984, she began her academic career as an Assistant Professor of Education and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1988 and Professor in 1993. She was named the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education in 2001. From 1999 to 2004 Singer served as academic dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and acting dean from 2001 to 2002. For further information, you may visit Professor Singer's faculty website.
Todd Washburn,International Affairs
Dr. Washburn was named the University's Assistant Provost for
International Affairs in September, 2007. In this role, Washburn's primary task
is to work with the Vice Provost and with faculty and administrators from
Harvard's schools to facilitate the University's international teaching and
research activities by coordinating those activities across the University and
by developing uniform policies and procedures for their governance. Prior to
joining the Provost's staff, Washburn was an Assistant Dean in the Faculty of
Arts and Sciences, where he coordinated academic reviews of FAS research
centers and served as liaison to the Provost's Office on a variety of FAS