Martin Luther King, Jr. demonstrated [the butterfly] effect in the social and political realms: for if ever one man’s life–and life’s work–changed an entire society irreversibly, it was his life.

CHARLES M. VEST - MIT President 1990-2004


2016-2017 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

Kishonna Gray

Kishonna Gray directs the Critical Gaming Lab at Eastern Kentucky…

Ryan Hynd

Ryan Hynd is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania.…

Ryan Preston-Roedder

Ryan Preston-Roedder is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel…

Steven Richardson

Steven Richardson is a physicist and Professor at Howard University.

Kenneth Reeves

Attorney Kenneth Reeves is an attorney and former Massachusetts mayor.

Jacquelyn Taylor

Jacquelyn Taylor is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Yale.


MLK Visiting Scholars Program

Program Mission:

  • honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • recognize outstanding scholars
  • support innovative research, teaching and service
  • promote diversity at the Institute
  • enrich members of the MIT community


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