MIT Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor and Scholar Program
Comments from Former Visiting Professors

Professor Alfred Noel (AY 2000-2001) Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

"This was a very productive year. The teaching was very stimulating. I had the opportunity to work with some very good African American students. My research went very well. I submitted one paper for publication, and I am about to complete another. I express my deepest gratitude to the MLK Visiting Professorship Program at MIT and to David Vogan, chairman of the Mathematics Department, for allowing me to be part of the Program."

Professor Kwandwo Osseo-Asare (AY 2000-2001) Professor and Chair, Metals Science and Engineering Program, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Pennsylvania State University.

"My stay as a Martin Luther King Visiting Professor offered me an unanticipated opportunity to reflect on the dream as public relations and the dream as reality. I was challenged anew by the gap between the two."

Professor Stephen Ruffin, (AY 2000-2001) Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology.

"The MLK Visiting Professor Program has provided meaningful collaboration with outstanding MIT faculty and students during the past year. This program has allowed the time for development of new research initiatives that I will build for years. The opportunity that I have had to be involved in the educational innovations at MIT through teaching and research advising of MIT students has been invaluable. I highly recommend this program."

Professor Pamela McCauley-Bell (AY 1998-1999) Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems, University of Central Florida.

"Serving as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor within the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department was a holistically enriching experience. To have an opportunity to work with bright, motivated students and interact with outstanding faculty has left lasting and positive impressions on me prfessionally and personally. The time spent at MIT also propelled my research efforts to another level and has generated international recognition of my work. I strongly recommend this experience to other faculty."

Dr. Steven L. Lee (AY 1995-1996 and 1996-1997) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

"To enrich the learning experience for the students, I created a web site to give them instant access to homework assignments, practice exams, solutions, and demo programs. In three years it has been visited more than 70,000 times.