Peter Kearns

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Peter Kearns

Peter Kearns

Assistant Director of Finance and Research Administration
Person Description

Peter Kearns is the Assistant Director of Finance and Research Administration of Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard Kennedy School.  Peter oversees award negotiations and grant management, provides financial strategy related to EPoD’s research portfolio, supervises financial deliverables, liaises between donors and Harvard University, and is the lead contact for EPoD’s financial guidance and compliance. 

Prior to joining EPOD, Peter worked in finance and grants management at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in two different research centers and offices; The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and MIT Open Learning.  At MIT, Peter was responsible for sponsored grant management, pre and post-award financial analysis and reporting, strategic project budgeting and projections, project management, managing sponsor relations, and compliance on federal and non-federal awards.  

Peter holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Contact Information:

John F. Kennedy School of Government

Rubenstein 329

79 JFK Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

peter_kearns@hks.harvard.edu
617-495-1273