Leadership and Staff

The Ed Portal is a Harvard University-wide initiative run in partnership between Harvard Public Affairs & Communications and Harvard College.

In addition to the staff listed below, approximately 25 Harvard College undergraduate students, selected by Professor Robert A. Lue, serve as Ed Portal mentors over the course of the fall, spring, and summer semesters of the Ed Portal’s mentoring program.

Dr. Robert A. Lue

Faculty Director of the Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard University Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Faculty Director of HarvardX

Faculty Director of the Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Jim Barrows

Associate Director of Community Relations
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Kendra Butters

Assistant Director of Community Program Marketing
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Jason Clark

Harvard Ed Portal Manager and Health & Wellness Program Manager
Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Jean Dao

Public School Partnerships Program Coordinator
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Benjamin Franco

Harvard Ed Portal Assistant Director
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Erin Johnson

Public School Partnerships Program Manager
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Susan Johnson

Assistant Director for Socially Engaged Learning
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Harvard Ed Portal

Joan Matsalia

Associate Director, Public School Partnerships
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Claudia O'Brien

Receptionist
Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Beth Plakidas

Visual Arts Program Coordinator
Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Libna Ramos

Public School Partnerships Staff Assistant
Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Michele Rocray

Assistant Director, Workforce Development
Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications

Maile Takahashi

Director of Community Programming
Harvard Public Affairs & Communications