Professional Experience

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

  • Associate Dean of Open Learning and Executive Director, Jameel World Education Lab, (J-WEL) MIT(2017-present)
  • Associate Dean and Senior Strategic Advisor, Office of Digital Learning (2015-2017)
  • Senior Strategic Advisor, Digital Learning, Director, Office of Educational Innovation & Technology (OEIT) (Jan 2013-2015)
  • Senior Associate Dean and Director, Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (2007– Jan 2013)
  • Assistant Provost (1999–2007)
  • Director of Academic Computing (1996–2006)
Influence and implement the Institute's strategic focus on educational technology. Promote and supports the effective integration of information technology activities and services in MIT education. Leadership for Academic Computing in Information Services and Technology (IS&T) and Academic Media Production Services (AMPS) in the Provost's office.

    Initiatives and Offices

  • Leadership for Open Learning Systems - Al Ghurair Education Foundation, UAE and MIT Collaboration for strengthening STEM Education in the Middle East
  • Co-Principal Investigator: MIT-WoodRow Wilson Academy Collaboration for Teacher Development
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Fly-By-Wire, MIT- a US Department of Education supported projected for differentiated learning at scale
  • Co-Principal Investigator: CLIx (Connected Learning Initiative) MIT-Tata Trusts Collabaorative Initiative for strengthening STEM education n Underserved Schools in India
  • International Advisory Council, MIT (2014-present)
  • Executive Officer: MIT Council on Educational Technology (2000 -2015)
  • Principal Investigator; The Open Knowledge Initiative (OKI), supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Faculty Advisory Committee: MITOpenCourseware (OCW)
  • Founding Director: Academic Media Production Services (AMPS)
  • Steering Committee: iCampus (Microsoft-MIT alliance) (2000-2007)
  • Provost’s Representative: Faculty Policy Committee (2004-2006)
  • Co-Principal Investigator: “CREATIV” Kreyòl-based Cyberlearning, National Science Foundation.
  • Co-PI: Technology Enabled Learning Modules in Advanced Manufacturing: A Collaboration between MIT and the Transformation Agenda Consortium.(TAACCCT)
  • Massachusetts STEM Council


Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

  • Director of Academic Computing (1991–1996)
  • Associate Director of Computing and Information Systems (1993–1996)
  • Acting Director of CIS and Director of AC Computing (1991–1994)
Provided vision and direction to the college’s efforts in integrating information technology across the curriculum. Organized and managed support for academic departments and implemented comprehensive strategies for effective and efficient use of information technology.


University of Maine, Machias, ME

  • Director of Academic Computing (1987–1991)
  • Assistant Professor Computer Applications (1987–1991)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Group Leader, Automated Information Systems, Housing Services (1981– 1984)
Systems analysis and design of computerized information systems for inventory, purchase and maintenance, statistical analyses for planning.