The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, located at the Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Phillips Moskowitz as the Center’s first Entrepreneurship Fellow.

The newly established Entrepreneurship Fellow program will invite established technology entrepreneurs to provide guidance and mentorship to students, and to work with faculty on research and course development. “The explosion of innovation coming out of emerging technology companies has profound consequences for the public sphere — from media to public policy,” said Nicco Mele, the Center’s director.

“By developing relationships between communities of private sector entrepreneurs and Kennedy School students, we hope to do two things: encourage more thoughtful approaches to public policy on the part of disruptive startups, and better support Kennedy School students looking to start new organizations and programs,” Mele said. “Michael Phillips Moskowitz has an exceptional and unusual ability to think outside the box; this has served him well in his entrepreneurial ventures. Students on campus will find they have a lot to learn from a leading creative thinker at the intersection of technology and design.”

Moskowitz will focus on how to apply user experience and usability design practices to improve online engagement, ranging from from news consumption to government service. He will be in residence for the fall 2016 semester, joining the Center’s Joan Shorenstein Fellows, Derrick Z. Jackson, Erie Meyer, Markus Prior, and Yeganeh Rezaian, and the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, Bob Schieffer.