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 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.

Contact the Dean

Huntington Lambert

(617) 495-2930,

Contact the Dean's Executive Assistant

Amie Evans

(617) 998-8101,

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


Video: 60-Year Curriculum

Dean Huntington D. Lambert explains the concept of the 60-year curriculum and the need for universities to serve students with lifelong learning opportunities throughout their careers.

Video: Learning Engineering

Dean Huntington D. Lambert discusses the concept of learning engineering—the use of learning science to design more effective courses for student success.