Henry H. Leitner, PhD

Senior Lecturer on Computer Science, Harvard University

Henry Leitner is the associate dean and chief innovation technology officer for the Division of Continuing Education, Harvard University. He created and directs the Master of Liberal Arts in information technology program. As senior lecturer on computer science, for more than two decades Leitner has taught large introductory computer science courses and other advanced courses for Harvard Extension and Summer Schools, as well as Harvard College. In 1999, he received the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2006 he was honored for 25 years of teaching at the Extension School. He co-founded Articulate Systems, Inc., a company that pioneered the use of voice recognition technology on the Apple Macintosh computer. He helped to found the Indian Computer Academy, a nonprofit institute based in Bangalore, India, and currently oversees the distance education program at DCE. He received his master's degree and his doctorate from Harvard University, and his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.


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