Rebecca Nesson, PhD

Lecturer on Computer Science, Harvard University, Executive Director of Digital Teaching and Learning, Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
Rebecca Nesson is the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning at Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. She is also a Lecturer in Computer Science at Harvard College and an Associate Professor of Computational Sciences at Minerva Schools. She received her PhD in computer science with a focus on computational linguistics from Harvard in 2009 and her JD from Harvard Law School in 2001. Prior to working at Harvard Extension School, she was a lead software developer for PRX (the Public Radio Exchange) building web applications using Ruby on Rails and Angular.js, and mobile applications using Objective-C and Java.


  • PhD Harvard University