Professor of Education Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Monica Higgins is the Kathleen McCartney Professor of Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her research and teaching focus on the areas of leadership development and organizational change. In education, Monica is studying the effectiveness of senior leadership teams in large urban school districts across the United States and the conditions that enhance organizational learning in public school systems.
Prior to joining HGSE in 1995, she spent 11 years as a member of the faculty at Harvard Business School in the Organizational Behavior Unit. She has also taught in leadership programs for The Broad Foundation and for New Leaders for New Schools.
Before academia, Ms. Higgins held marketing and organizational consulting positions at American Express Travel Related Services, BankBoston, Bain & Company, and Harbridge House. She earned her BA in policy studies and her MBA from Dartmouth College, her MA in psychology from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. in organizational behavior jointly from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.