Edmond & Lily Safra Research Director
Jess Miner is the Executive Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Edmond J. Safra Research Director, ex officio. As Executive Director, Jess is responsible for the center’s research agenda as well as oversight of the team managing the Center’s fellowships and programs. She oversees the development and expansion of our initiatives, including the Innovation in Ethics Education Initiative and the Emergent Trends in Teaching and Learning Ethics at Harvard (ETTLE, part of the National Ethics Project). As our chief administrator, Jess also has oversight of the team responsible for the organization and day-to-day management of all Center activities, including budget planning and financial administration, staff and human resources management, and creation and execution of our staffing plan.
Jess is a Classicist with primary interests in ancient Greek oratory and comedy, higher education administration, and practical ethics pedagogy. Prior to joining the Center in 2015, she spent five years implementing an ethics across the curriculum program at The University of Texas at Austin. She is on the Advisory Board of the EthicsLab, Yaoundé and Ethics Unwrapped.