Meet the Dean
Huntington D. Lambert
Huntington D. Lambert (Hunt) is dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University. The division, which serves 25,000 students annually through Harvard Extension School, Harvard Summer School, Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, Harvard Professional Development Programs, and the Crimson Summer Academy.
Previously, Lambert served as associate provost of OnlinePlus at Colorado State University (CSU), which enrolls more than 13,000 students in four undergraduate, 27 master’s, and three PhD programs. He served as founder and interim CEO of CSU Global Campus and associate vice president of economic development at CSU. He is also the former director of the Colorado State University Entrepreneurship Center and a former member of the faculty at the CSU College of Business.
During his business career, Lambert was part of 25 startups in 12 countries, 22 of which are still operating. He helped another 15 startups during his time at CSU, including Solix Biofuels, EnviroFit, and Keen One Foods. He teaches strategy, entrepreneurship, and business plan development.
Lambert currently serves on the board of directors of the Perkins School for the Blind, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Inside Track, and the American Repertory Theatre. He has consulted for the University of North Carolina Online Task Force, the Credential Engine Advisory Group, and Rosie’s Place. Lambert is also a member of the Boston Deans Group, the Continuing Education Deans Group, and ASG.
Interviews and Publications
Innovation in Continuing Education: The 60-Year Curriculum, Future U Podcast, May 15, 2018
How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age, EdSurge, May 3, 2018
Leapfrogging in Higher Ed, Tech Crunch, January 27, 2017
From ‘What We Do’ to ‘Whom We Serve’: Extension School Leader Marks Three Years of Change, Harvard Gazette, April 6, 2016
A Distance-Learning Pioneer, Harvard Gazette, May 30, 2013
Dean Lambert on Student Success, Inside Extension