Former interim US Senator William “Mo” Cowan will hold a fall semester fellowship at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, the school announced on Monday.
Cowan, who held the seat vacated when John F. Kerry left to become Secretary of State, has not taken another job since stepping down when Edward J. Markey was sworn in last month. The former chief of staff for Governor Deval Patrick will host weekly study groups as part of the fellowship.
“I planned to take some time after my [S]enate service before returning to the private sector,” Cowan said in a text message. “This is a great opportunity to stay engaged with public policy while working alongside some dynamic public leaders in a great program.”
Joining Cowan for the fall semester is Beth Myers, who was former Governor Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign manager and a senior adviser for his 2012 bid. Myers, Romney’s chief of staff during his governorship, was a protege of President George W. Bush’s political guru Karl Rove.
Rounding out the class are Google executive Ginny Hunt; Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab and a former Globe reporter; former Small Business Administration administrator Karen Mills; and Ana Navarro, a CNN commentator and former adviser to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at James.OSullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.