Hannah Riley Bowles, Chair

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School

Hannah Riley Bowles is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School, and currently Visiting Associate Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (through August 2013). Her research illuminates ways that gender and other status-linked identities, such as race, influence career opportunities and rewards. For instance, she has several publications explaining how gender effects in negotiation contribute to the gender gaps in pay and leadership positions. She currently teaches executive education for women in leadership and courses in management and leadership. She won the Harvard Kennedy School's 2003 Manuel Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Her scholarship and teaching have been publicized in U.S. and overseas news media, including research profiles in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and ABC's Good Morning America and Katie Couric Show. Earlier in her career, she was a technical advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources, Energy & Mines of Costa Rica. She has been a research associate at the Conflict Management Group and Harvard Business School and a research fellow in the Argentinean National Institute of Public Administration, the West German Parliament, and Oxford University's Forestry Institute. She has a DBA from Harvard Business School, MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and BA from Smith College.