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New SHASS Heads

New SHASS Heads

New Head Department / Program Former Head
James M. Poterba Economics Bengt Holmstrom
Anne E. C. McCants History Harriet Ritvo
Susan S. Silbey Anthropology Jean E. Jackson
Janet Sonenberg Music and Theater Arts Evan Ziporyn
David A. Mindell, PhD ’96 Science, Technology and Society Rosalind H. Williams

Source: MIT News Office

Five new heads in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences were named, effective July 1, 2006. Interim Dean of SHASS Deborah K. Fitzgerald also announced two new appointments to chairs in SHASS: Agustin Rayo, PhD ’01 to the Ford Foundation Caeer Development Professorship and Jonathan Rodden to a Ford Foundation International Professorship in Political Science.