01.Provost + associate provosts#Section link copied to clipboard

The provost and associate provosts oversee key offices that advance the excellence of MIT’s education and research, and establish a culture that enables the community to do their best work. Learn more about the provost’s purview.

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Reporting to the provost, academic deans set the direction for the schools and college they lead, working with the MIT community on a wide range of issues.

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Key leaders oversee units that support education, research, and a sense of belonging and community at MIT.

04.Institute professors#Section link copied to clipboard

Institute Professor is the highest honor awarded by the Institute’s administration and faculty to tenured faculty. Institute Professors report to the provost and have demonstrated exceptional distinction by a combination of leadership, accomplishment, and service in the scholarly, educational, and general intellectual life of the Institute or wider academic community.

05.Shared reporting positions#Section link copied to clipboard

Shared reporting positions are held by senior leaders who have a secondary reporting relationship to the provost, but primarily work with other units at MIT. MIT’s executive vice president and treasurer shares reporting for the vice president for human resources and finance positions, while the vice president for research shares reporting for the director of the Lincoln Laboratory and associate vice president for research.

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The provost’s administrative and operations staff support the provost and her direct reports in the implementation of her strategic priorities and day-to-day operations.

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  • Cynthia Barnhart


Associate Provosts

  • Philip Khoury

    Associate Provost for the Arts
  • Richard Lester

    Associate Provost for International Activities
  • Brent D. Ryan

    Associate Provost on Campus Space Management and Planning
  • Anne White

    Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Research Administration

Academic Deans

  • Anantha P. Chandrakasan

    Dean, School of Engineering
  • Daniel Huttenlocher

    Dean, College of Computing
  • Nergis Mavalvala

    Dean, School of Science
  • Agustín Rayo

    Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Hashim Sarkis

    Dean, School of Architecture and Planning
  • David C. Schmittlein

    Dean, Sloan School of Management

Key leaders

  • Chris Bourg

    Libraries Director
  • John Dozier

    Institute Community Equity Officer

Institute Professors

  • Daron Acemoglu

    Professor, Department of Economics
  • Suzanne Berger

    Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Arup K. Chakraborty

    Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Sallie (Penny) Chisholm

    Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Ann Graybiel

    Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Paula T. Hammond

    Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Robert S. Langer

    Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Thomas Magnanti

    Professor, Sloan School of Management
  • Marcus Thompson

    Professor, Music and Theater Arts

Office Headquarters

  • Donna Behmer

    Assistant Provost for Faculty Programs
  • Elizabeth Lennox

    Assistant Provost for Administration
  • Frances Neville

    Executive Assistant
  • Brent Oberlin

    Assistant Provost for Finance
  • Douglas Pfeiffer

    Assistant Provost for Administration
  • Heather Williams

    Assistant Provost for Strategic Projects
  • Catherine Williams

    Director of Communications

Shared Reports

  • Ramona Allen

    Vice President for Human Resources
  • Eric D. Evans

    Director, Lincoln Laboratory
  • Peter Fisher

    Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Research
  • Katie Hammer

    Vice President for Finance
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