Faculty Dean of Kirkland House Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
I grew up in Nashville, TN and after moving to Shaker Heights, OH when I was 15 I attended THE Ohio State University. After trying on several career paths, I found my way to Berkeley (where Janine and I met) and then Harvard. Apart from a year as an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon, I’ve been at Harvard continuously since 2005. I am a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and also hold an appointment at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I am the Faculty Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at HKS. I teach Economics 1084, “The Causes and Consequences of Inequality”. My research focuses on education, technology, skills, labor markets and the future of work. I always enjoy conversation about the issues of the day, so come find me and let’s get into it. I’m an avid runner and a novice but eager skier. Thin crust pizza is better in general but nothing beats Pinocchio’s. It is a great honor and privilege to be your Faculty Deans!
I was born and raised in NYC, and after studying business administration and finance at Villanova I moved back to the Big Apple to work in health care investment banking. On September 11th, 2001 I reset my career and have since dedicated myself to improving health care access for all, especially children. In my day job, I am the vice president of network development and strategic partnerships at Boston Children’s Hospital. I have masters’ degrees in Public Health and Public Policy from UC-Berkeley, where David and I met in math camp. I enjoy running on the Charles river most mornings and training for marathons - whether or not they actually happen. I am always looking for running partners to burn off the tasty treats that our two daughters will be baking for all the members of the Kirkland House.... Read more about Janine Santimauro