Per Rules and Regulations of the Faculty, there are three elected officers of the MIT Faculty: one Chair and two Associate Chairs; prior to 2023, this was one chair, one associate chair, and one secretary. The Faculty Officers are assisted in their work by the Faculty Governance Administrator. History of MIT Faculty Officers, 1975-2025
Faculty Officer Office Hours
The faculty officers hold regular office hours. Faculty are invited to drop in whenever they have questions, concerns, advice, or observations that they would like to bring to the attention of the faculty officers. There is no need to make an appointment during these times. If you cannot make it to any of these times but would like to talk with any or all of the officers, please feel free to reach out directly: Mary, Peko, Elly. For convenience, the office hours will be conducted on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 946 0675 2474
US : +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2024
Mary C. Fuller, Professor of Literature, joined the MIT faculty in 1989. Her research is focused on the records of early English contacts with North America and the world beyond Europe: geographical exploration, commerce, diplomacy, and efforts at colonization all produced documents that became the basis for action, argument, and historical memory. Her work considers the shapes that information took as it was recorded and transmitted, not only in the forms of stories and writing genres, but also those of indexes, archives, and material books. Her most recent book, Lines Drawn across the Globe: Reading Richard Hakluyt’s “Principal Navigations”, was published in July 2023 by McGill-Queen's University Press. Mary is a Margaret MacVicar Fellow. She has served as Associate Chair of the Faculty and as Head of Literature.
Anette “Peko” Hosoi is the Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Professor of Mathematics. A common theme in Peko’s research is the fundamental study of shape, kinematic, and rheological optimization of biological systems with applications to the emergent field of soft robotics. She has recently turned her attention to problems that lie at the intersection of biomechanics, applied mathematics, and sports. She is the co-founder of the MIT Sports Lab, which connects the MIT community with pro-teams and industry partners to address data and engineering challenges in the sports domain. Peko is a Margaret MacVicar Fellow. She has served as Associate Department Head in Mechanical Engineering and as Associate Dean of Engineering.
Elly Nedivi, William R. (1964) and Linda R. Young Professor of Neuroscience in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) and Biology, studies the mechanisms underlying brain circuit plasticity – characterizing the genes and proteins involved, as well as visualizing synaptic and neuronal remodeling in the living mouse brain. This involves identifying the cellular mechanisms that underlie the addition and elimination of synaptic connections in response to activity. Elly has served as the Undergraduate Academic Officer in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, as well as serving on the Faculty Policy Committee and the Faculty Committee on Nominations.
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.