Faculty Director, Prevention Science and Practice Program
Higher Ed, P-12
- Academic counseling
- College readiness
- Student advising
Mandy Savitz-Romer is a senior lecturer and faculty director of the prevention science and practice program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a leading expert on the topic of school counseling and college and career readiness. Before joining the Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty, Savitz-Romer was the associate director of the Boston Higher Education Partnership, where she led research, policy and programmatic initiatives focused on promoting college access, readiness and support for Boston Public Schools students. As a former urban school counselor, Savitz-Romer writes and speaks extensively on how school and nonprofit organizations can structure college and career readiness supports that reach all students. She has taught at Boston University and managed various enrichment/readiness programs for middle school, high school and first-year college students. She is the co-author of “Ready, Willing, and Able: A Developmental Approach to College Access and Success,” published by Harvard Education Press in 2012.