Title Executive Director, Division of Research and Faculty Development

Valerie Porciello is Executive Director of the Division of Research and Faculty Development at Harvard Business School and a member of the School’s administrative leadership team. Valerie joined Harvard Business School 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 more than 300 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 275 faculty. The purpose of a unified organization for faculty-related administration and services is to enable a holistic view across the life cycle of the faculty, from recruitment through retirement. The DRFD team’s singular focus is supporting an environment where faculty at all stages of their career have the opportunity to thrive and do their best work.

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, and the allocation of research funding and other support resources to individual faculty members.