OUR TEAM

The DKP team, an initiative based at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, includes faculty, research associates, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and students with a wide range of skills, experiences and perspectives that make our work possible. Our team has expertise in political theory, American History, K-12 social studies, history and civics curriculum development and pedagogies, social psychology, assessment, student-led civics projects, professional development, and project management. The DKP is part of a consortium of ethics and civic education initiatives at Harvard called the Design Studio at the EJSCE.
The Design Studio is led by Dr. Meira Levinson, faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and EJSCE faculty committee member.

STAFF & STUDENTS
Katie Giles
Strategic Initiatives Project Officer
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Adrianne Billingham Bock
Director of Curriculum
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David Kidd
Chief Assessment Scientist
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Tina Blythe
Director of Professional Development
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Carrie James
Director of Design Based Implementation Research
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Chaebong Nam
Action Civics Specialist
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Lisa Shen
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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David Bates
DKP Program Assistant
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Jennifer Guerin
DKP Program Assistant
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Ariana Zetlin
Design-Based Implementation Research Program Assistant
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Jorge Allen
Instructional Coach
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Carin Aquiline
Instructional Coach
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Beth Delforge
Instructional Coach
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Janet Ware
Instructional Coach
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Julia Jeffries
Unit 1 Curriculum Lead
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Justin Pottle
Units 3 and 4 Curriculum Lead
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Dimitrios Halikias
Research Assistant
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Paulina Haduong
Unit 1 Curriculum Lead
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Maya Cohen
Research Assistant
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Nicolas Riveros Medelius
Research Assistant
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Jonathan Zhang
Research Assistant
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Willie Webb IV
Research Assistant
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Michelle Bentsman
Research Assistant
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Bridget Chemberlin
Research Assistant
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STAFF & STUDENTS
The DKP initiative is collaborates with other ethics and civic education initiatives supported by the EJESCE- the Design Studio. The Design Studio is overseen by a Faculty/Principal Investigator Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of pedagogy project leads from across the University, including the Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard Medical School, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Jane Kamensky

Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Jane Kamensky is chair of the Faculty/Principal Investigator Advisory Committee for 2021/2022

Meira Levinson

Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and EJSCE faculty committee member

Meira Levinson has stepped into the role as Faculty Director for the DKP Design Studio, succeeding Danielle Allen, the Founding Faculty Director.

Design Studio Faculty and Principal Investigator Committee

Jane Kamensky
Design Studio Faculty Committee Chair
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Meira Levinson
Design Studio Faculty Director
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Danielle Allen
Founding Director
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DKP Scholarly Advisory Committee

The DKP initiative itself is advised by a Scholarly Advisory Committee.  This committee is made up of faculty with expertise in history, political science, African and African American Studies, Art, Latin American History, and education.
Jane Kamensky
Design Studio Faculty Committee Chair
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Meira Levinson
Design Studio Faculty Director
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Danielle Allen
Founding Director
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Jane Kamensky
Design Studio Faculty Committee Chair
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Meira Levinson
Design Studio Faculty Director
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Danielle Allen
Founding Director
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The Democratic Knowledge Project is an initiative of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.