Faculty Deans

Faculty Deans David Laibson and Nina Zipser oversee the House staff and community. They join other Faculty Deans in monthly meetings with the Dean of the College. They live in residence at 50 Holyoke Street and are reachable via email, or by phone.

We love travelling and experiencing different cultural, artistic, religious, and culinary traditions with our 13 year old son, Maxwell.  In recent years, we’ve been inspired by trips to China, Japan, and Singapore.  We are happiest when we are in nature; biking, hiking, paddling, sailing, and especially swimming/snorkeling.  Nina enjoys painting and David loves building sand castles, canals, dams, and other water-based engineering projects with Max.  We all enjoy gardening, with Nina planting small meadows of wildflowers, Max farming vegetables, and David trying to encourage moss to grow in every nook and cranny.


David Laibson

Faculty Dean of Lowell House
Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics
Director, Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative

After receiving economics degrees from Harvard (AB), the London School of Economics (MSc), and MIT (PhD), David joined the economics faculty at Harvard...

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Nina Zipser

Nina Zipser

Faculty Dean of Lowell House
Dean for Faculty Affairs and Planning in the FAS
Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics

After receiving mathematics degrees from Columbia (BA) and Harvard (PhD), Nina joined the math faculty at MIT. She then joined the Boston Consulting Group...

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