School News | Poets & Quants | 07
2012 Dean of the Year: Harvard’s Nitin Nohria
Re: Nitin Nohria
When he became dean in July of 2010, it would have been tempting for the leadership professor-turned-dean to go slow or to play the role of a mere steward at Harvard where nothing was broken. Instead, Nohria has aggressively pushed through an overhaul of an already world-class MBA program, adding experiential learning to Harvard's dominant case study method of teaching. He astutely used the convening power of the school to get into the center of the debate over U.S. competitiveness, leveraging the star power of HBS' faculty, its alumni and the Harvard Business Review to bring attention to a crucial economic concern.