Robert Wayne Livingston

Lecturer in Public Policy of Harvard Kennedy School

    Robert W. Livingston, Lecturer in Public Policy, has won numerous awards for teaching and research throughout his academic career. His research has been published in top-tier academic journals such as Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and has been featured in prominent media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC, Newsweek, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, ABC News, The Guardian, CNN, and MSNBC.

    He currently teaches a course entitled Maximizing Human Capital and Organizational Performance at the Harvard Kennedy School, and also serves as faculty chair for the executive education program on Strategies for Building and Leveraging Diversity in Organizations. Prior to joining Harvard, he was an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Professor and Head of Organizational Behavior at the University of Sussex in England, where he was also Director of the Centre for Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity (LEAD).

    Dr. Livingston has served as a consultant for a wide range of Fortune 500 and multi-national corporations, as well as public-sector agencies and non-profit organizations. Recently, Dr. Livingston was publicly identified by Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, as someone who was engaged to advise and assist the organization. He has also provided counsel to mayors, police chiefs, university presidents, tech start-ups, and elected government officials.