Dean Khurana in the Faculty Room

Dean Rakesh Khurana


Not just a Dean, but a friend.

When Dean Khurana walks into a room, the energy shifts to a more positive, welcoming environment. Khurana, a former Faculty Dean of Cabot House, exemplifies the mission of Harvard College; he transforms the lives of students on a daily basis through the connections he makes and the photos he posts on Instagram.


Rakesh Khurana, professor of sociology and organizational behavior at Harvard University and former Faculty Dean of Cabot House, became Danoff Dean of Harvard College on July 1, 2014.

Khurana received his B.S. from Cornell University, and began graduate studies at Harvard in 1993, earning his Ph.D. in 1998 through a joint program between Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

Messages from the Dean

Dean Khurana takes a photo of Lowell House students on the steps of University Hall during Housing Day for his Instagram.

@deankhurana on Instagram

The College community through the Dean’s eyes.

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Student Office Hours

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Dean Khurana’s office hours are for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at the College.

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Dean's Office Staff

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