Our People

Our Staff

Nina Lytton is an Interfaith Chaplain at MIT, supporting social justice activists and student groups including the MIT Addir Fellows Interfaith Dialogue and the MIT Indigenous International Leadership Council.  Most recently, she served as an Interfaith Chaplain in Clinical Pastoral Education at Brigham and Women's Hospital.  Nina comes to ministry after a career in high tech and an informative detour in microbrewing.  Nina has an economics degree from Princeton, a business degree from the MIT Sloan School, and a Master's of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School.

Our Steering Committee

  • Samuel M. Allen
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • POSCO Professor Emeritus of Physical Metallurgy
  • Nazli Choucri
  • Political Science
  • Principal Investigator and Director of a collaborative research project of MIT and Harvard University on Explorations in Cyber International Relations
  • Sally Haslanger
  • Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Ford Professor of Philosophy
  • Current field of interest: the social construction of race and gender
  • Alison Hynd
  • Public Service Center
  • Director for Programs & Fellowships Administrator
  • Henry Jacoby
  • Sloan School of Management
  • William F. Pounds Professor of Management Emeritus and former co-director of the Global Change Joint Program

Professor Emeritus, Linguistics and Philosophy; author; Steering Committee Member Emeritus

  • Jonathan King
  • Biology
  • Current fields of interest: Molecular biology; efforts to democratize science policy and to expand public education in science
  • William R. Leitch
  • Class of 1956

For over forty years, Bill worked in business and technical publishing, researching and writing about topics ranging from auto safety and noise pollution to Internet business models and computer privacy at McGraw Hill Business Week and International Data's computer research services.

  • Ruth Perry
  • Literature
  • Founding director of the MIT Women's Studies program
  • President of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Robert Plotkin
  • 1993

Patent attorney specializing in patent protection for computer technology, Lecturer at the Boston University School of Law and author of  The Genie in the Machine: How Computer-Automated Inventing is Revolutionizing Law and Business.

  • Balakrishnan Rajagopal
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Director of the MIT Program in Human Rights and Justice and the founder of the Displacement Research and Action Network.
  • Bishwapriya Sanyal
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Director of the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation
  • Keili Tucker
  • Class of 2023

Keili Tucker is a rising sophomore in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Passionate about sustainability, she is a member of Waste Watchers and has taught multiple Splash classes on the power of eco-minimalism.