Dayna Catropa

Dayna Catropa

Dayna Catropa is Associate Director, Research Programs, in the Office of the President at Harvard University.  Throughout her career, Dayna has blended her business and education background, dedicating herself to helping organizations make decisions that are both economically and educationally sound.

At Harvard, Dayna focuses on strategic research and programs.  She also co-teaches a new course called Strategy and Competition in Higher Education.

 Dayna earned a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, magna cum laude, from Cornell University and a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Most Recent Articles

August 6, 2013
Despite the many resources available in high school and college, it can seem like an overwhelming challenge to choose a career path.
July 5, 2013
Communicating a shared purpose can inspire any team to focus on why they do what they do, in addition to the tasks at hand.
June 24, 2013
Will potential students wind up more confused?
June 10, 2013
A headline in Forbes this week caught my eye -- “It’s Official! The End of Competitive Advantage.”  I was intrigued.
May 28, 2013
A central brainstorming tenet is that every idea – big, small, simple or extraordinary - should be considered. Most good ideas do not occur spontaneously in an individual’s mind.

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Co Authored Articles

June 27, 2012
Well, you asked for it and we will commit to doing it.      
May 9, 2012
Last night was the last session of the online Strategy and Competition in Higher Education (SCHE) course. That’s the ending. And it’s now been almost a week since edX was announced. That’s a very big beginning, and a great example of why we are both so optimistic about the future of higher education.
April 29, 2012
jcpenney, formerly J.C. Penney, is generating a lot of buzz this year. Forbes reports that company officials are revising their pricing, changing their logo, and redesigning the inside of their stores. They are trying to remain competitive by reinventing their brand. Higher education institutions are doing this as well.  
April 22, 2012
Think about the last document you printed.  What if you could unprint it? In other words, what if you could ‘erase’ the ink and reuse the paper? This might not be as far-fetched as it sounds. 
January 23, 2012
Welcome to the StratEDgy blog! We -- Margaret Andrews and Dayna Catropa -- have both worked in business and education and find the intersection of the two irresistible -- and increasingly important.

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