PON Staff

Nicole Bryant — Nicole Bryant is the Managing Director of the Program on Negotiation. She brings to the position a proven track record of successful management and growth of large-scale continuing education programming in an international context. Bryant joins the Program on Negotiation from Tufts University, where she served as the Director of Continuing and Professional Education Programs at University College, in charge of non-matriculated students participat … Read More 

Alexa Adams — Alexa Adams is a Program Assistant for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She works closely on Executive Education programs, like Negotiation and Leadership and One-Day Expert Programs. Prior to joining PON, Alexa was a Princeton AlumniCorps Fellow where she provided administrative support to a network of charter schools in the Massachusetts area. She has also worked at Princeton's Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of … Read More 

Anna Chang — Anna Chang is the Senior Event Planner for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She manages the Negotiation and Leadership programs and organizes various PON events on campus. Prior to PON, Anna worked for Executive Education at the Harvard Kennedy School on a range of custom and open enrollment programs, notably the Emirates Leadership Initiative program in Abu Dhabi and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, which provid … Read More 

Abigayle Eames — As PON’s Global Programs Manager, Abigayle oversees PON Global program activities. PON Global is a blended learning initiative that combines on-site instruction, educational videos, and Zoom to bring PON’s negotiation curriculum to people around the world. In alignment with PON’s mission to make its teaching and research more globally accessible, PON Global courses have been held across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, hosted … Read More 

Silvia Glick — Silvia Glick is the Managing Editor of Negotiation Journal, a multidisciplinary international journal publishing works that advance the theory, analysis, practice, and instruction of negotiation and dispute resolution; and the Co-Director of the Negotiation Data Repository, a collection of qualitative and quantitative data on negotiation and conflict resolution. Prior to joining PON, Glick was Managing Editor and Associate Director of the Howard … Read More 

Kristy Hanstad — 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 auditor f … Read More 

James Kerwin — 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 … Read More 

Diane Long — Diane Long is the Event and Outreach Coordinator for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She manages virtual and on-campus PON events. For student outreach she writes and publishes the student newsletter, is the student liaison, and administers PON’s grant and fellowship programs. Prior to joining PON, Diane enjoyed a long post with Harvard Law School’s administration working in the Office of the Dean for Administration. Diane h … Read More 

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 … Read More 

Lara SanPietro — Lara administers the activities of the Program on Negotiation Pedagogy@PON initiative (P@PON) and the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center. Lara holds a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on Negotiation, from American University’s School of International Service. While completing her M.A., Lara served as the co-president of the American University Negotiation Project, and also worked as a negotiation simulation w … Read More 

Katie Shonk — Katherine Shonk is the editor of the Negotiation Briefings 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 f … Read More 

Vale Southard — Vale Southard is a Program Assistant for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She supports several programs, including PON Global. Prior to joining PON, Vale worked as a music educator for Brookline Public Schools and the Handel and Haydn Society. While teaching, she realized that she wanted to support education for performers of all disciplines, including negotiation. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Univers … Read More