FAS Standing Committee for Public Service

The FAS Standing Committee on Public Service is comprised of several members of the faculty as well as student representatives. The Committee considers the role of volunteer programs in the educational life of students. The Committee uses meetings to examine and discuss issues within the area of public service. In recent years, the committee has devoted extensive time to developing ways to bridge students’ academic and public service experiences.


  • Jim Kloppenberg: Charles Warren Professor of American History
  • Caroline Light: Lecturer and Director of Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


  • Anya Bassett: Senior Lecturer on Social Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham: Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies
  • Andrew Clark: Senior Lecturer on Music and Director of Choral Activities
  • Scott V. Edwards: Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology & Alexander Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • Sarah Lewis: Assistant Professor, Departments of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies
  • Laurence Ralph: Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology
  • Doris Sommer: Ira and Jewell Williams, Jr. Professor of Romance Languages and Literature and Department of African and African American Studies
  • Dustin Tingley: Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy in Department of Government
  • Chris Winship: Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology


  • Tamara Brenner: Managing Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Gene Corbin: Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Public Service
  • Varsha Ghosh: Program Manager of the Public Service Network
  • Maria Dominguez Gray: Class of 1955 Executive Director of the Phillips Brooks House Association
  • Amy Howell: Director of the Institute of Politics
  • Stephanie Kenen: Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Administrative Director of the Program in General Education
  • Travis Lovett: Director of the Center for Public Interest Careers of Harvard College
  • Robin Mount: Director of the Office of Career Services
  • Flavia C. Peréa: Director of the Mindich Program for Engaged Scholarship
  • Stephanie Ralston Khurana: Co-Master of Cabot House
  • Michael Ranen: Resident Dean of Freshman


  • Bailey Colfax: Junior/Adams House/African American Studies & History
  • Connie Cheng: Senior/Cabot House/Economics
  • Sharon Yang: Senior/Elliot House/Economics
  • Alan Yang: Senior/Quincy House/Molecular & Cellular Biology


  • Rakesh Khurana: Dean of Harvard College; Co-Master of Cabot House


  • Mark Gearan: Special Advisor for Public Service Initiatives at Harvard College/President in Residence at HGSE