Currier House Masters Appointed

Wrangham and Ross will take over in July, ending a year of interim leadership for the House

Anthropology professor Richard W. Wrangham and his wife, primatologist Elizabeth Ross, will take over as Currier House masters beginning July 1, the University announced Wednesday.

The appointments come just over a year after former House Masters Patricia O’Brien and Joseph L. Badaracco, the deputy dean of the College and a Harvard Business School professor, respectively, announced they would step down after nearly four years in the Currier masters' residence.

Currier resident tutors Shahram and Laura Khoshbin have served as interim House masters since O'Brien and Badaracco's departure in June.

“I welcome Richard and Elizabeth to their new role as Co-House Masters of Currier House, and I thank the Khoshbins for their able leadership this year and for their combined service of over four decades to Harvard students,” outgoing Dean of the College David R. Pilbeam said in a statement.

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