Marshall Ganz MC/MPA 1993
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Professor Ganz entered Harvard College in fall 1960. In 1964, a year before graduating, he left to volunteer as a civil rights organizer in Mississippi. In 1965, he joined Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. Over the next 16 years, he gained experience in union, community, and political organizing and became director of organizing. During the 1980s, he expanded on this work, developing voter mobilization strategies for local, state, and national electoral campaigns. In 1991, to deepen his intellectual understanding of his work, he returned to Harvard College and, after a 28-year absence, completed his undergraduate degree in history and government. He was awarded an MPA by the Kennedy School in 1993 and completed his PhD in sociology in 2000. He teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics. VIEW FULL BIO