Caroline Harper

Senior Program Officer, Mellon Programs

Citizens & Scholars

Caroline Harper is the Senior Program Director of Mellon Programs at the Institute for Citizens & Scholars, where she oversees programs that support outstanding junior faculty and exceptional young scholars who are committed to building bridges through campus engagement and exemplary research.

Caroline holds a Ph.D. from Howard University. Known for her thoughtfulness, sense of humor, and data-driven problem-solving, Caroline is actively involved in her community and works with underrepresented groups to create opportunities and connect them to resources that enhance their overall quality of life.

“Listen! Actively seek knowledge by engaging in conversations or participating in activities with folks whose values, experiences, skills, religious beliefs, and generation are different than yours.”

 Caroline Harper
Caroline Harper


  • Higher education
  • Diversity