PON Staff

Warren Dent
Warren Dent (6)

Warren administers the activities of the Program on Negotiation Pedagogy@PON initiative (P@PON) and the Negotiation Teaching Resource Center. He holds a B.A. from the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Ireland. Before joining PON Warren worked with corporations including CBS and Comcast along with non-profits and educational institutions such as WGBH and Berklee College of Music. His project management and visual communica...

Tera Ellefson
Tera Ellefson

Tera provides logistical support and customer service for the Program on Negotiation's courses and trainings. Prior to joining PON, she worked in membership and event services for several academic and performing arts organizations. She holds an A.B. from the University of Chicago.

Susan Hackley
Susan Hackley (5)

Managing Director shackley@law.harvard.edu As the chief administrative and financial officer for PON, Susan Hackley oversees all operations for spearheading PON's interdisciplinary activities. She also manages the publication of a variety of books and teaching materials, including the monthly Negotiation newsletter and the quarterly Negotiation Journal. Susan has taught negotiation seminars in China, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain and Italy. Before j...

Polly Hamlen
Polly Hamlen (8)

Mary "Polly" Hamlen is a Senior Event Planner at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Her responsibilities include the Negotiation and Leadership executive education programs, the Great Negotiator Award program events, the PON Film Series and other on-campus PON events. A certified mediator, she volunteers with the Harvard Mediation Program in small claims and summary process cases in Chelsea and Cambridge, MA. Her interests include...

Beth Hankes

Beth coordinates the grant and fellowship programs offered by the Program on Negotiation, and is the main contact for the Student Interest Group. She also assists in event production and public relations. She holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, and will complete her master’s degree from Harvard Extension School in 2014.

James Kerwin
James Kerwin (1)

Assistant Director jkerwin@law.harvard.edu (617) 495-9688 Prior to joining PON in 2001, James Kerwin was the director of business development at HNW, Inc., a marketing company that provides consulting services to financial service firms such as Citibank and Merrill Lynch. In addition to his expertise in the areas of negotiation and financial marketing, James has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. He was operations manager at Givenatio...

Keith Lutz
Keith Lutz (187)

Online Editor klutz@law.harvard.edu Keith coordinates, manages, and generates content for the PON website. Additionally, Keith maintains, updates, and streamlines the current content as well as works with the marketing director to develop a strategic publishing schedule. In addition to the website, Keith also handles the logistics behind the electronic version of the Negotiation newsletter and maintains community relationships through the website...

Gail Odeneal
Gail Odeneal

Gail is responsible for marketing for all PON executive education seminars, newsletters, books and teaching materials. She is an experienced senior marketing and communications executive who has worked for companies and institutions in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Early in her career at International Data Group (IDG) she was responsible for the launch and marketing for several high profile events including the Macworld Expo, and a ...

Katie Shonk
Katie Shonk (61)

Katherine Shonk is the editor of the Negotiation newsletter, a monthly source of negotiation advice for professionals published by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is also a research associate for Harvard Business School and was formerly employed by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Shonk received her BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MA in creative writing from the Un...

Shiona Sommerville
Shiona Sommerville

Shiona is responsible for coordinating a selection of PON’s Executive Education offerings: The Harvard Negotiation Institute Summer Programs, the Advanced Negotiation Master Class, and two semester-length seminars. Shiona comes to PON from the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP) at Harvard Law School where she managed client outreach and mediation case referrals and supervised mediators in the program. Shiona is an accomplished mediator, having tra...

PON Staff
PON Staff (2012)

These posts are the product of collaboration among the PON staff.

Kristy Thibeault
Kristy Thibeault

Kristy provides forecasting, tracking, and financial & analytical support for all of the Program on Negotiation’s activities, including Executive Education programs, the Harvard Negotiation Institute, PON Seminars, Negotiation newsletter, various research programs, and special events such as the Great Negotiator. Prior to joining the PON team, Kristy worked as a senior financial analyst for a major publishing house as well as a senior audit...

Nancy Waters
Nancy Waters

Managing Editor, Negotiation Journal njournal@law.harvard.edu (617) 495-7714 As managing editor, Nancy manages the Journal’s blind review process and edits all accepted articles to meet the Journal’s editorial standards. Nancy was previously the publications and outreach director at the Radcliffe Public Policy Center at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. There, she edited, designed, and produced the Center’s newsletter, pub...

Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler (2)

Michael Wheeler is the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School where he teaches both Negotiation and The Moral Leader, as well as a variety of executive courses. In previous years he served as faculty chair of the first year MBA program and headed the required Negotiation course. He has taught Leadership, Values, and Decision Making and, as Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Mediation and Consensus Bui...