The Allbritton Center

The Jonathan D. Harber Fellowship in Education and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University

Spring 2015

Wesleyan University invites applications for its 2015 Harber Fellowship in Education and Entrepreneurship. The Harber Fellow will be in residence at Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center, January – May, 2015, and will teach a course that may incorporate outside speakers, drawing on Wesleyan alumni and others involved in innovative, entrepreneurial educational ventures in the profit and nonprofit sectors. The Fellow is also expected to deliver an all-campus lecture.

Established recently through the generosity of Jonathan Harber, the inaugural fellowship (Spring 2013) brought Jonathan Gyurko and Deborah Meier to campus, where they co-taught a course entitled “Entrepreneurs and Innovations in Public Education: from A Nation at Risk to Race to the Top.”  Dr. Gyurko, a consultant with Leeds Global Partners, focuses upon the role of the private sector in driving innovation in education. Deborah Meier, a founder of the modern small schools movement, writes regularly on democratic education.  This year’s fellowship holder is Jack Leonard, Assistant Professor of Leadership in Education at University of Massachusetts-Boston, who is teaching a course entitled “Entrepreneurship in Education: Past, Present and Future.”

Fellowship award: $20,000 (Additional funds available for course expenses)

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) Proposed Course Description (upload as “Other Document”) to  

The search committee will begin reviewing files as soon as they arrive and will continue to review files until the position is filled. Please contact Lisa Sacks (, if you have questions about the application process.

Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator: Antonio Farias, Chief Diversity Officer, 860-685-4771.