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MIT welcomes five new MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

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


2020-2021 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

Moya Bailey

Moya Z. Bailey

Assistant Professor, CSG Studies and WGS Studies, Northeastern University

Jamie C. Macbeth

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Smith College

Benjamin McDonald

Postdoctoral Associate at The Swager Group, MIT

Luis Gilberto Murillo

Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of COLOMBIA

Patricia Saulis

Executive Director, Maliseet Nation Conservation Council, CANADA

Thomas Searles

Assistant Professor of Physics, Howard University

Charles Senteio

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University


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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