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Faculty Officers

Per Rules and Regulations of the Faculty, there are three elected officers of the MIT Faculty: Chair, Associate Chair, and Secretary. The Faculty Officers are assisted in their work by the Faculty Governance Administrator.

Professor Rick L. Danheiser
                Professor Rick L. Danheiser

CHAIR OF THE FACULTY

Professor Rick L. Danheiser is the Arthur C. Cope Professor of Chemistry. Current investigations in his laboratory involve the development of new strategies for the synthesis of complex molecules and their application in the total synthesis of natural products. Other interests of Professor Danheiser include "green chemistry", reproducibility in science, and laboratory safety. Honors awarded to Professor Danheiser include the Cope Scholar Award of the American Chemical Society. At MIT, Professor Danheiser's educational contributions have been recognized with a MacVicar Faculty Fellowship, the School of Science Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and the Prize for Graduate Education, as well as the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching Award. He served as Associate Chair of the Faculty from 2017-2019.

Professor Duane S. Boning
               Professor Duane S. Boning

ASSOCIATE CHAIR OF THE FACULTY

Professor Duane S. Boning is the Clarence J. LeBel Professor in Electrical Engineering, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the EECS Department at MIT. He is affiliated with the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories, and serves as MTL Associate Director for Computation and CAD. He is also the Engineering Faculty Co-Director of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program, serving in that role since September 2016. From 2004 to 2011, he served as Associate Head of the EECS Department. He also served as the director/faculty lead of the MIT Skoltech Initiative (2011-2013), and faculty director of the MIT/Masdar Institute Cooperative Program (2011-2018).

Professor David A. Singer
Professor David A. Singer

SECRETARY OF THE FACULTY

Professor David A. Singer is Department Head and Professor of Political Science at MIT. Professor Singer's research and teaching focus on international political economy with an emphasis on international financial relations, migration, international institutions and governance, and monetary and currency policies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Political Economy Society, and was previously Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly. Before joining the MIT faculty, he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame (2004-2006), and also worked in corporate finance and technology venture development. Since 2007, he has been Associate Head of MacGregor House, an undergraduate residence hall.

 

FACULTY GOVERNANCE ADMINISTRATOR

Dr. Tami Kaplan has served as Faculty Governance Administrator since September 2015. She first joined MIT in 2003, holding positions first in the Office of Development Research and Systems, and then in the Office of Foundation Relations. She began her career as Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Director of ESL Programs at the University of Iowa.