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Each MISTI program is led by one or more senior members of the MIT faculty who sets the program's strategic direction and ensures its educational quality. MISTI faculty directors and advisors are world-class scholars who have longstanding ties to the countries in which their programs operate and who share a commitment to practical education.

MISTI Faculty Directors & Advisors

Tayo Akinwande Headshot

Tayo Akinwande

Faculty Director Empowering the Teachers

Saman Amarasinghe Headshot

Saman Amarasinghe

Faculty Director Global Startup Labs

William Aulet Headshot

William Aulet

Faculty Director Global Startup Labs

Mercedes Balcells Headshot

Mercedes Balcells

Faculty Director MIT-Spain

Eran Ben-Joseph Headshot

Eran Ben-Joseph

Faculty Director MIT-Israel

Suzanne Berger

Suzanne Berger

Interim Faculty Director MISTI

John Brisson Headshot

John Brisson

Faculty Director MIT-Singapore

Phil Budden Headshot

Phil Budden

Faculty Director MIT-United Kingdom

Markus J. Buehler Headshot

Markus J. Buehler

Faculty Director MIT-Germany

Jung-Hoon Chun Headshot

Jung-Hoon Chun

Faculty Director Jae S. Lim MIT-Korea Program

Cathy Culot Headshot

Cathy Culot

Faculty Co-Director MIT-Belgium

Olivier de Weck Headshot

Olivier de Weck

Faculty Director MIT-Switzerland

David Gamarnik Headshot

David Gamarnik

Faculty Director MIT-Russia

Michael Gordon Headshot

Michael Gordon

Advisor Global Startup Labs

Yasheng Huang Headshot

Yasheng Huang

Faculty Director MIT-China

Eric Klopfer Headshot

Eric Klopfer

Faculty Director Global Teaching Labs

Daniel Jackson Headshot

Daniel Jackson

Faculty Director MEET

Patrick Jaillet Headshot

Patrick Jaillet

Faculty Director MIT-France

David Keith Headshot

David Keith

Faculty Director MIT-Australia & New Zealand

Philip Khoury Headshot

Philip Khoury

Faculty Director MIT-Arab World

Evan Lieberman Headshot

Evan Lieberman

Faculty Director MIT-Africa

Paulo Lozano Headshot

Paulo Lozano

Faculty Director MIT-Mexico

Fiona Murray Headshot

Fiona Murray

Faculty Director MIT-UK

Dava J. Newman Headshot

Dava J. Newman

Faculty Director MIT-Portugal

Brad Olsen Headshot

Brad Olsen

Faculty Director MIT-Brazil

Christine Ortiz Headshot

Christine Ortiz

Faculty Advisor MIT-Israel

Scot Osterweil Headshot

Scot Osterweil

Faculty Director Global Teaching Labs

Jaime Peraire Headshot

Jaime Peraire

Faculty Director MIT-Spain

Carlo Ratti Headshot

Carlo Ratti

Faculty Director MIT-Italy

Richard Samuels Headshot

Richard Samuels

Faculty Director MIT-Japan

Ben Ross Schneider Headshot

Ben Ross Schneider

Faculty Director MIT-Chile

Pawan Sinha Headshot

Pawan Sinha

Faculty Director MIT-India

C. Cem Tasan Headshot

C. Cem Tasan

Faculty Director MIT-Netherlands

Kathleen Thelen Headshot

Kathleen Thelen

Faculty Director MIT-Denmark

John Tirman Headshot

John Tirman

Faculty Director PeaceTech

Elizabeth Wood Headshot

Elizabeth Wood

Faculty Director MIT-Russia