Christopher has over a decade of professional experience working at the intersection of education and practice, with a focus on providing moral leadership training in business, politics and law. He received his Ph.D. from MIT and his Masters from Texas A&M University. In addition to his work with enterprising families, he is a Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Director of Pedagogical Innovation at Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
Deeply committed to finding innovative ways to make professional ethics accessible to practitioners, Christopher designs customized simulations that produce deeper learning outcomes than are typically achieved through conventional lectures or case discussions. His goal is to provide families with opportunities to explore ethical decision-making in the context of practicing leadership skills and engaging in complex negotiations. He also seeks ways to make ethics and leadership training more engaging to non-specialists, often using popular culture as a lens through which to examine moral questions. In that spirit, he has designed multiple online courses for Harvard and the Smithsonian and is the host of a weekly podcast at Harvard called “This Week in Dystopia.”
He grew up in the small town of Chardon, OH but has lived the past two decades in Cambridge, MA.