Susan Hockfield

President emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Susan Hockfield was the sixteenth president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, serving from December 2004 to July 2012. She has had a career that has spanned advanced scientific research and the presidency of one of the leading institutions of science and engineering in the world. Prior to MIT, Dr. Hockfield was the first dean of Yale University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with oversight of more than 70 graduate programs, and then provost, Yale's chief academic and administrative officer. Currently she holds a faculty appointment as professor of neuroscience at MIT. Other board memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, General Electric Company, Partners HealthCare System, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She recently served as a U.S. Science Envoy to Turkey with the U.S. Department of State. She is based in Cambridge, MA.