The MacVicar Faculty Fellows

The MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program honors MIT's best teachers and mentors, who have made outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. Almost 90 MacVicar Faculty Fellows have been selected on the basis of merit through an annual nomination process beginning in 1992.

Fellows hail from all corners of MIT and represent a diverse range of academic disciplines. Together they form a small academy of scholars committed to exceptional instruction and innovation in education.  As fellows, faculty members receive annual scholar's allowances for a term of 10 years to assist them in developing ways to enrich the undergraduate learning experience.

President Charles M. Vest announced the establishment of the program in his inaugural address on May 10, 1991: "Educational success at MIT depends, above all else, on the commitment and inventiveness of our faculty. Excellence in undergraduate teaching must be rewarded and encouraged. To this end, we are establishing an endowed program to recognize faculty members who have profoundly influenced our students through their sustained and significant contributions to teaching and curriculum development."

MacVicar Fellows gather on MacVicar Day 2014, photo by Dominick Reuter
MacVicar Faculty Fellows gather on MacVicar Day 2014: professors Wit Busza, Monty Krieger, Robert Jaffe, Charles Leiserson, Alan Oppenheim, George Verghese, Steven Hall, Dennis Freeman, Diana Henderson, Jean Jackson, William Broadhead, Anne E. C. McCants, Ruth Perry, David Kaiser, Haynes Miller, Bishwapriya Sanyal (standing l-r); John Ochsendorf, Kristala L. J. Prather, Heather Anne Paxson, Tomás Lozano-Pérez, Jacopo Buongiorno (seated l-r)
Photo: Dominick Reuter

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