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 the Association of American Physicians and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and an Elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians and 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.
Working closely with the senior administration, faculty, deans, and the larger community across the University, Elizabeth focuses on implementing existing initiatives and developing new ventures to diversify the faculty and enhance their experience at Harvard. Prior to joining FD&D, Elizabeth served for almost a decade as Assistant Dean for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Harvard where she supported faculty recruitment at all levels. She also plays a leadership role in the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (New England HERC) and the National HERC organization, and is an active member of the College and University Work-Family Association (CUFWA) and the International Higher Education Dual Career Network (IHEDCN). Elizabeth’s area of professional expertise includes academic affairs, faculty recruitment and development, and dual-career assistance, as well as academic advising and study abroad.
Elizabeth joined the Office in March of 2014, to work with the senior administration and deans across
the University on faculty appointments and processes. She oversees the review of all faculty appointments,
serves on the Provost's Appointments Review Committee, and develops and implements projects to improve
Harvard's faculty searches and its processes of promotion and tenure review. Before joining FD&D, she was
Executive Editor-at-Large at Harvard University Press, where over the course of seventeen years she created
a widely praised and influential list of books on teaching, learning, and current social forces in higher
education, and strengthened the Press's lists in law and behavioral sciences. She has also been a science
editor at W. H. Freeman, the University of California Press, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
She has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge in history and
philosophy of science, and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in Comparative Literature.
Peter K. Bol is the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor East Asian Languages and Civilizations. As Vice Provost (named in 2013/09) he is responsible for HarvardX, the Harvard Initiative in Learning and Teaching, and research pertaining to HarvardX. Together with William Kirby he teaches ChinaX (SW12x) course, one of the HarvardX courses. His research is centered on the history of China's cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th century. He is the author of "This Culture of Ours": Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China, Neo-Confucianism in History, coauthor of Sung Dynasty Uses of the I-ching, co-editor of Ways with Words, and various journal articles in Chinese, Japanese, and English. He led Harvard's university-wide effort to establish support for geospatial analysis in teaching and research; in 2005 he was named the first director of the Center for Geographic Analysis;. He also directs the China Historical Geographic Information Systems project, a collaboration between Harvard and Fudan University in Shanghai to create a GIS for 2000 years of Chinese history. In a collaboration between Harvard, Academia Sinica, and Peking University he directs the China Biographical Database project, an online relational database currently of 300,000 historical figures that is being expanded to include all biographical data in China's historical record over the last 2000 years.
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.
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
Elizabeth Langdon-Gray is the Assistant Provost for Research Development and Planning. In this role she works closely with the Vice Provost to promote high impact research, identify and cultivate sources of research funding, and support schools in providing research development services. Liz is co-chair of the University's Research Development Coordinating Committee which convenes research development professionals from throughout the University to promote best practice and facilitate dissemination of funding opportunities. She also is responsible for the University's selection of candidates for funding opportunities where the sponsor limits the number of applicants that may apply from a single institution. Prior to being named Assistant Provost for Research Development and Planning, Liz served as Director of Research Policy and Education and before joining Harvard in 2010 was Legislative Director for Research Policy in the University of California Office of Federal Relations in Washington, DC. Liz was educated in Scotland, receiving her MA from the University of St. Andrews and her LL.M. from the University of Edinburgh.
Richard McCullough, Ph.D., is the Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 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 and is focused particularly on both academic and industry-partnership planning for the Allston campus. 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.
Sarah Thomas is vice president for the Harvard Library and the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College. From 2007 to 2013 she served as Bodley's Librarian, overseeing Oxford's university libraries, including the historic Bodleian Library. She was University Librarian at Cornell University from 1996 until 2007. She began her career at Harvard University's Widener Library and has since worked at Johns Hopkins University, the Research Libraries Group (Stanford, CA), the National Agricultural Library, and the Library of Congress. In 2007 she received the Melvil Dewey Award from the American Library Association, and in 2004 she served as the President of the Association of Research Libraries. In 2010 she was elected a member of Oxford's University Council. She is a member of the RLUK Board of Directors.
She is a graduate of Smith College, and holds a MS in Library Science from Simmons College, Boston, and a Ph.D. in German literature from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland."
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