Herman (Dutch) Leonard
George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School; Eliot I. Snider and Family Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration
Outside professional activities


Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard is the George F. Baker Professor of Public Management at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and faculty Co-Director of the Kennedy School’s Program on Crisis Leadership, and the Eliot I. Snider and Family Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration and former Co-Chair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School. He served at the Kennedy School as an Academic Dean from 1992 to 2000. He teaches about leadership, crisis management, and risk management at both the Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. He is the faculty co-chair of the Kennedy School's Leadership in Crises executive program, of the General and Flag Officers executive program, of the Leadership in Homeland Security executive program, and of the joint Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education executive program on crisis management for higher education institutions. He was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risk from 2008 to 2012. He has provided advice to numerous international, national, state, provincial, local, nonprofit, and private organizations and executives about risk management and crisis leadership and preparation and recovery. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American Repertory Theater and was a member of the board of directors of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a 1.2 million member Massachusetts nonprofit health insurance company, and of the boards of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, of the Hitachi Foundation, of the Massachusetts Health and Education Facilities Authority, and of Civic Investments. He is the co-editor and co-author of Managing Crises: Responses to Large Scale Emergencies and of Public Health Preparedness: Case Studies in Policy and Management, and co-author of Capitalism at Risk: Rethinking the Role of Business, among other books and articles. He received his PhD in economics in 1979 from Harvard. He enjoys skiing, playing the guitar, hiking, and observing wildlife.
Assitant: Eneida Rosado 617-496-2280
Organizational Strategy
Crisis Management
Financial Management

Outside professional activities

Outside Professional Activities

In the spirit of transparency and integrity, Salata Institute Faculty Associates disclose publicly their key professional activities outside of Harvard University. The activities disclosed below are for the most recent reporting period, as defined by University policy. Some of the activities may be paid, some may be unpaid, and others may be in exchange for expense reimbursement only.

Outside Professional Activities For Herman (Dutch) Leonard
American Repertory Theater
Fiduciary Board Membership
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Harvard Business Publishing
Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Northern Virginia Emergency Response System
Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Sage Publications
Inventorship/Authorship on Intellectual Property (license/royalties)
Tzu Chi Foundation
Membership on a scientific or other advisory board

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