Michael Shinagel

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Michael Shinagel was the dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University, and the longest serving dean in Harvard's history.[1] He was the fifth person to hold the position, having been appointed in 1977 and serving until 2013. Prior to being named dean, he was the Director of Continuing Education and University Extension from 1975 to 1977.[2] He was also formerly Master of Quincy House.[3]

He is the author of a history of the Harvard Extension School, The Gates Unbarred.[2]


  1. ^ Jennifer Doody (May 20, 2013). "Shinagel’s legacy honored". Harvard Gazette. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  2. ^ a b Shinagel 2010.
  3. ^ Wells, Charles J. (November 5, 2008). "A Harvard Extension". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 

Works cited[edit]

  • Shinagel, Michael (2010). The Gates Unbarred: A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910 - 2009. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0674051351. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Reginald H. Phelps
Dean of the Harvard Extension School
1975 - 2013
Succeeded by
Huntington D. Lambert