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John Harris

Director – College Research Administration

John Harris


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
214 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: John Harris, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • BS in Business Administration, Northeastern University

What are the specifics of your education and career background?

I graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in business administration focused on accounting. I have worked at Northeastern for over thirty years, I spent twenty-eight years in finance research. I am a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators, having served at NCURA as a board member, secretary, and chair of the awards committee at the regional level, as well as sitting on several national program committees.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?

As the director, my primary role is to support the research faculty, from proposal submissions to post-award monitoring of grant budgets and award closeout. I enjoy working with faculty, staff, and Northeastern University administration to support the research mission of Khoury.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at Khoury?

I like being able to see research administration from the college perspective. Coming from the post-award central office, it has been a great change.