Leadership in the MIT School of Science includes:

Leadership
Science Council
Diversity Council
Gender Equity Council
Faculty Search Oversight Committee
Graduate Admissions Committee
Science Graduate Student Council

Science Council

Chaired by the Dean of Science, the Science Council meets regularly during the academic year to confer on matters of school policy and promotion cases. Download an overview of the members of the MIT School of Science’s Science Council.

Nergis Mavalvala
Dean, MIT School of Science
Chair, Science Council
Professor of Physics

Robert Desimone
Director, McGovern Institute
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

James DiCarlo
Department Head
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Peter H. Fisher
Department Head
Professor of Physics

Michel X. Goemans
Department Head
Professor of Mathematics

Alan Davis Grossman
Department Head
Professor of Biology

Troy Van Voorhis
Department Head
Robert T. Haslam and Bradley Dewey Professor of Chemistry

Jacqueline Lees
Associate Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Professor of Biology

Robert Simcoe
Director, MIT Kavli Institute
Francis L. Friedman Professor of Physics

Li-Huei Tsai
Director, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Robert van der Hilst
Department Head
Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Boleslaw Wyslouch
Director, Lab for Nuclear Science
Professor of Physics

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership

The School’s Council on Diversity and Gender Equity with representatives from each of the academic units, serves, in concert with members of Science Council, are responsible for broad oversight of diversity efforts, including the creation of programs, monitoring progress, and suggesting new initiatives to the Dean and their colleagues within the School.  In addition, Council on Diversity and Gender Equity representatives serve as a resource to their colleagues throughout the School who would like to learn more about current diversity activities.  The Council on Diversity and Gender Equity members meet annually with the Science Council to discuss current activities, challenges, and review proposed changes and initiatives.

In addition to the Council on Diversity and Gender Equity members and Science Council, each academic department has at least two Faculty Search Oversight Committee Representatives who are responsible for providing advice, guidance, and oversight of the faculty search process.  Similarly, a member of each academic department, typically, a faculty member, is responsible for playing a similar role in the graduate admissions process.  (See Table 1 below for a list of current representatives serving in these roles.)

Diversity Council

BiologyMichael Laub, Professor of Biology617-324-0418
Brain and Cognitive SciencesEmery Brown, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science; Associate Director of IMES
Pawan Sinha, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science
617-324-1880617-253-0267
ChemistryJianshu Cao, Professor of Chemistry617-253-1563
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary SciencesLeigh (Wiki) Royden, Professor of EAPS617-253-1292
MathematicsGigliola Staffilani, Professor of Mathematics617-253-4981
PhysicsVladan Vuletic, Professor of Physics617-324-1174
School of ScienceHeather Williams, Assistant Dean617-253-8904

Gender Equity Committee

Biology(Co-Chair) Michael Laub, Professor of Biology617-324-0418
Brain and Cognitive SciencesPawan Sinha, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science617-253-0267
ChemistryRon Raines, Professor of Chemistry617-253-1470
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary SciencesLeigh (Wiki) Royden, Professor of EAPS617-253-1292
Mathematics(Co-Chair) Gigliola Staffilani, Professor of Mathematics617-253-4981
PhysicsAnna Frebel, Associate Professor of Physics617-254-3917

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Faculty Search Oversight Officers

BiologyStephen Bell, Uncas (1923) & Helen Whitaker Professor of Biology;
Amy Keating, Professor of Biology
Bell: 617-253-2054
Keating: 617-452-3398
Brain and Cognitive SciencesPawan Sinha, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences;
Edward (Ted) Gibson, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Sinha: 617-253-0267
Gibson: 617-253-8609
ChemistryMohammad (Mo) Movassaghi, Professor of Chemistry;
Jianshu Cao, Professor of Chemistry
Movassaghi: 617-253-3986
Cao: 617-253-1563
EAPSShuhei Ono, Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences617-253-0474
MathematicsTom Mrowka, Professor of Mathematics617-253-2857
PhysicsNuh Gedik, Professor of Physics617-253-3420

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Graduate Admissions Committee

BiologyAmy Keating, Professor of Biology;
Michael Hemann, Associate Professor of Biology;
Stephen Bell, Uncas (1923) & Helen Whitaker Professor of Biology;
Jacqueline Lees, Associate Department Head, Associate Director of Koch Institute, Ludwig Professor
Keating: 617-452-3398
Hemann: 617-324-1964
Bell: 617-253-2054
Lees: 617- 252-1972
Brain and Cognitive SciencesMandana Sassanfar, Lecturer of Biology;
division heads
617-452-4371
ChemistryTim Swager, John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry617-253-4423
EAPSGroup leaders are alerted to URM applications by Educ Admin.
MathematicsGigliola Staffilani, Professor of Mathematics617-253-4981
PhysicsJanet Conrad, Professor of Physics617-324-6281

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Science Graduate Student Council

Goal: The SGSC will provide a forum to exchange ideas among the graduate student bodies across the School, and it will discuss and advise me on matters of concern to your community. 

Structure: Each of the six Science departments will have two or three representatives on the SGSC.  The SGSC will meet two times per semester with the Dean and possibly separately other times as desired. 

BiologyGerardo Manuel Perez Goncalves
Rachel Anderson
 
Brain and Cognitive SciencesGal Raz
Jenn Hu
 
ChemistryDiomedes Dieppa-Matos
Elaine Christy Reichert
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary SciencesLyssa Freese
Lesly Franco
MathematicsPeter Haine
Kaavya Valiveti
PhysicsFrancesco Sciortino
Carina Aiello Belvin

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