HUAM appoints Williams first director of education
The Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM) has announced the appointment of Ray Williams as its first director of education, effective Jan. 14. A highly respected museum educator with more than 20 years of experience, Williams will plan, develop, and implement all aspects of the HUAM’s educational and public programs.
The creation of the position and the expansion of the department mark a renewed commitment by HUAM to enhance arts scholarship at all levels. Through the collection, the museums engage students, faculty, and the community in object-based teaching, research, education, and learning, and the new director of education will continue collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education in those efforts.
Lawry appointed senior research fellow at Hauser Center
Steven Lawry was recently appointed senior research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Lawry will serve as co-principal investigator for a new Hauser research project on transnational philanthropy and poverty reduction. The research will examine the scope and financing of poverty-reduction projects (undertaken by nonprofit nongovernmental organizations over the past 10 years in Brazil, South Africa, and India) to understand the distinctive contributions of transnational philanthropies. Lawry will co-lead the project with L. David Brown, lecturer in public policy at the School and associate director for international programs at the Hauser Center.
Lawry joins the center from Antioch College, where he served as president from January 2006 through August 2007. Prior to joining Antioch, Lawry worked with the Ford Foundation, most recently serving as director of the Office of Management Services at the foundation’s New York headquarters.