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

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Wesleyan University invites applications for its 2016-17 Harber Fellowship in Education and Entrepreneurship. The Harber Fellow will be in residence at Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center, either fall semester 2016 or spring semester 2017, 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 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.”  In 2014 the fellowship holder was Jack Leonard, Assistant Professor of Leadership in Education at University of Massachusetts-Boston, teaching “Entrepreneurship in Education: Past, Present and Future.” In the spring of 2015 the Harber Fellow is Jack Dougherty, Associate Professor at Trinity College, who will teach "Choice: A Case Study in Education and Entrepreneurship."  The Harber Fellow for 2015-16 will be Jacob Werblow, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Central Connecticut State University

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

Requests for Applications will be available in early September; applications will be due in early October, and a decision by the Harber Fellowship Committee will be made by early November.  Applications will require: (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) Proposed Course Description.

For further information about the Fellowship, please contact Peter Rutland, Director of the Allbritton Center, 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.