Title Executive Director, Division of Research and Faculty Development

Valerie Porciello is the Executive Director of the Division of Research and Faculty Development at Harvard Business School where she is also a member of the administrative leadership team.  Valerie joined Harvard Business School in 1994 to create a new function dedicated to faculty support.  Now called the Division of Research and Faculty Development (the School’s largest administrative unit with 270 full-time and part-time staff) the function includes faculty administration, research administration, and a wide array of research, teaching, and administrative support services for the School’s 250 faculty. 

In addition to her leadership role for the Division, Valerie works with the dean and other senior faculty in the School’s governance structure on a range of faculty development activities such as recruiting, appointments, planning and staffing, a multi-year culture and community initiative, and the allocation of research funding and other support resources to individual faculty members. 

Prior to Harvard Business School, Valerie worked in the high tech industry.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, summa cum laude, and an MBA with high distinction from Bentley College.  She completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.