Roland G. Fryer, who was also faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory, was suspended for two years without pay after the university found out that he "engaged in unwanted sexual behavior against multiple people," wrote Claudine Gay, a Harvard. dean, to the finance department.
Fryer's Education Innovation Laboratory, which focused on collecting data and research to help shape government policies, will also be closed.
"I'm deeply disappointed, especially because my colleagues' important and excellent work in our Financial Research Lab has been forced to stop," Fryer said in a statement. "Harvard has spoken. In time, I will too."
When Fryer returns from the suspension, he will not be a counselor or a counselor. Dean Gay will decide whether Fryer can teach a bachelor's degree under the monitor's supervision. He did not have access to graduate fellows, the letter said.
Fryer is allowed to teach at graduate classes, but not to hold workshops.
"Professor Fryer exhibited a pattern of behavior that did not meet the expectations of behavior within our society and was detrimental to the well-being of members", according to Gays statement to the finance department.
Fryer was a rising star at the university. He was the youngest African American to receive Harvard occupation at the age of 30, according to his bio on the university's website.
He received the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the John Bates Clark Medal, which was given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under the age of 40, also according to his biography. Other accolades include a scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Calvo-Armengol Prize, and the Presidential Early Career Prize for National Science Foundation researchers and engineers.
University Dispute Settlement Office received complaints about Fryer in January, March and April 201
Then Gay convened a committee of six permanent faculties and instructed them to decide how to deal with Fryer.
"The totality of these behaviors is a clear violation of institutional norms and treason of community (the Faculty of Arts and Science) trust," according to Gay's statement.