Leadership in the MIT School of Science includes:

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.

Michael Sipser
Dean, MIT School of Science
Chair, Science Council
Professor of Mathematics

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

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 Biology; Associate Department Head617-324-0418
Brain and Cognitive SciencesEmery Brown, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science; Associate Director of IMESPawan Sinha, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science617-324-1880617-253-0267
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
PhysicsVladen Vultec, Professor of Physics617-324-1174
School of ScienceHeather Williams, Assistant Dean617-253-8904

Gender Equity Committee

Biology(Co-Chair) Michael Laub, Professor of Biology; Associate Department Head617-324-0418
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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Science Graduate Student Council (SGSC)

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. 

BiologyJaclyn Camuglia
Alice Herneisen
Laurel Kinman
 
Brain and Cognitive SciencesDanielle Orozco Cosio
Joey Velez-Ginorio
 
ChemistryCassandra Zentner
Amro Dodin
18-034
6-222B
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary SciencesJulia Wilcots
Rohini Shivamoggi
54-1411
MathematicsPeter Haine
Kaavya Valiveti
2-390B
2-337
PhysicsCarina Aiello Belvin
Halston Lim
13-2134
37-624

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