Peter Kearns is the Director of Finance and Operations of Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard Kennedy School. Peter oversees all administrative and financial activities at EPoD including FP&A, long-term strategic planning, implementation of new initiatives, and Human Resources. Peter leads award negotiations and grant management, provides financial strategy related to EPoD's research portfolio, and supervises financial and technical deliverables, liaises between donors and Harvard University, and is the lead contact for EPoD's financial, IRB and data security 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 Center. 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.
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