Research Committee

co-chaired by Andrew Ho and Dan Levy

The HarvardX Research Committee is responsible for coordinating and supporting research initiatives involving HarvardX courses.

Our specific charge is to:

  • Define HarvardX research policies in consultation with HarvardX leadership
  • Identify HarvardX educational research priorities and projects
  • Identify research infrastructure and support requirements from both Harvard and edX
  • Approve research projects that will place new demands on edX platform
  • Coordinate with partner committees to identify edX-wide research priorities

The HarvardX Research Committee consists of a chair and, currently, 14 faculty members who have been appointed by the Provost based on recommendations of the deans and faculty from across the University. The committee includes members with research expertise in a variety of disciplines, particularly those that intersect with the goal of improving online and residential education.

  • Joseph K. BlitzsteinProfessor of the Practice in Statistics, FAS
  • Mary BrintonReischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, FAS; Chair, Department of Sociology
  • Thomas KaneProfessor of Education and Economics, HGSE
  • Gary KingAlbert J. Weatherhead III University Professor
  • Bridget Terry LongXander Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE
  • Xiao-Li MengWhipple V.N. Jones Professor of Statistics; Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • VG Narayanan, Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration, HBS
  • Fernando ReimersFord Foundation Professor of International Education, HGSE
  • Daniel SchacterWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, FAS 
  • Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, FAS; Director, metaLAB (at) Harvard; Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Margo Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, SEAS
  • Judith Singer, James Bryan Conant Professor of Education, HGSE; Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Christopher Winship, Diker-Tishman Professor Sociology, FAS; Member of the Faculty at HKS