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Beth Clark

Chief Information Officer

    Bio

    Beth Clark is the Chief Information Officer at Harvard Business School, where she oversees information technology (IT) professionals committed to helping advance the teaching, learning, research, and administrative mission of HBS, and plays a critical role in establishing and driving forward HBS IT strategy with an emphasis on strengthening IT security and compliance efforts.

    Clark joined HBS in 2013 as managing director of educational technology services. In the intervening years, she has spearheaded initiatives ranging from the successful implementation of several enterprise technology solutions—including Canvas, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Zoom— to ongoing IT operational improvements that enhance service to the HBS community. Most recently, as deputy CIO, she led the development and deployment of hybrid and virtual classroom models that enabled crucial pedagogical flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Before coming to HBS, Clark was director of instructional design and e-teaching services for Boston College. She also holds a PhD in higher education administration from Boston College, a master of social work from Boston University, and a bachelor of arts from the University of Massachusetts. She regularly speaks on topics including IT in higher education, change management, and women in IT, and she has published on women in IT and diversity in higher education.