Core faculty

Adrienne Harris

Professor of Practice (on leave as Superintendent of Financial Services, New York state)

Adrienne Harris is a professor of practice at the Ford School, with support from the Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence program. The former chief business development officer and general counsel at States Title, Inc., she brings deep experience in financial reform, financial technology, cybersecurity, consumer protection, and housing finance reform. She previously served as special assistant for economic policy to President Obama at the White House National Economic Council, focusing on issues including financial reform, financial technology, and housing finance reform. Harris also served as senior advisor to the Deputy Secretary in the U.S. Department of Treasury, and represented financial institutions and other corporations as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Financial Health Network and of Homie, a prop-tech company. She is an advisor to several fintech and prop-tech companies. Harris earned her JD from Columbia Law School, her MBA with specializations in economics and management from New York University, and her BA from Georgetown University.

Adrienne Harris is currently on leave from the Ford School, serving as the Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York.

Educational background

BA, Georgetown University
MBA, New York University
JD, Columbia Law School