Meredith Quinn is Radcliffe’s associate dean for strategy and academic programs. She oversees Radcliffe’s program areas—the Schlesinger Library, Academic Ventures, and the Fellowship Program—and coordinates among them. Together, these programs carry out Radcliffe’s mission to create and share transformative ideas across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
Quinn earned her PhD in history from Harvard University, an MBA from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges. Her scholarly interests include the Ottoman Empire, the history of books, and the history of philanthropy. She is also drawn to organizational strategy and development. In particular, she loves to explore how universities, companies, and institutes can create conditions for researchers and artists to do their best, most creative work.
Quinn joined Radcliffe in 2018 as the executive director of the Fellowship Program, which brings 50 outstanding fellows to Radcliffe each year. Prior to coming to Radcliffe, Quinn served as the chief of staff to Harvard’s provost. She has also worked at Google, ITHAKA, and the New Teacher Project and as a management consultant focused on business strategy.