Key Administrative Contacts for Postdocs

Many departments, laboratories and centers (DLCs) at MIT have individuals who have self-identified as the postdoc key administrative contact(s), that is, the lead administrator(s) for postdocs and postdoc-related issues. If your DLC does not have a key contact listed, you can contact the Administrative Officer or Human Resources Administrator listed on the DLC website for additional information.

*overall contact for area

School/Area School / DLC / unit Name Postdoc Liaison Title Email
Architecture & Planning
  Architecture Andreea O'Connell Administrative Officer
  Center for Real Estate Lisa Thoma Associate Director
  Media Lab Lisa Breede Assistant Director of Human Resources
    Helene Baeyaert Kelsey Sr. Human Resources Assistant
  Urban Studies & Planning Karen Yegian Administrative Officer
  School of Architecture & Planning Dean's Office Dineen Doucette Manager of Finance and Administration
    Ramona Allen Assistant Dean for Human Resources
  Aeronautics and Astronautics  Gayle Sherman Personnel Coordinator
  Biological Engineering (Dept) Irina Singh Senior Human Resources Assistant
    Roni Dudley-Cowans Administrative Officer
  Center for Biomedical Innovation Eric A. Small Administrative Assistant II
  Center for Transportation & Logistics Mary Mahoney Assistant Director Admin
    Joselin Sanz Personnel Coordinator
  Chemical Engineering Benish Khan Senior HR Representative
    Leslie Boisset-Dell'Elce Human Resources Representative II
  Civil and Environmental Engineering Bori Stoyanova Personnel Administrator
  Industrial Performance Center Laura Guild  Center Administrator
  Institute for Data, Systems and Society Jennifer Kratochwill Assistant Director for Admin
    Doro Unger-Lee Project Manager
  Institute for Medical Eng. and Science (IMES) Melinda Lyman-Wright Personnel Administrator
    Shannon McGinnes Senior Human Resources Representative
  Lab for Information & Decision Systems Rich Lay Administrative Officer
  Materials Science and Engineering Magdalena Rieb Administrative Officer
    Casey Johnson Sr. Human Resources Representative
  Mechanical Engineering Lynette Jones SRS & Postdoc Coordinator  
    Joanne Mathias  Administrative Officer
    Anna Churchill Personnel Administrator
  Microsystems Technology Laboratories Stacy McDaid  Adminstrative Officer
    Katrina Mounlavongsy Human Resources Administrator
  Nuclear Science and Engineering Valerie Censabella Personnel Coordinator
  Sociotechnical Systems Research Center Erin  Schenck Administrative Officer
    Laura Dorson Administrative Assistant II
  School of Engineering Dean's Office Catherine Kim Assistant Dean for Human Resources and Administration
Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab David Sears Director, J-PAL
  Anthropology Program Amberly Steward Administrative Officer
  Center for Int. Studies John Congdon Administrative Officer
  Comparative Media Studies/Writing Sarah Smith Administrative Officer
  Economics Angie Flight Personnel Coordinator
  Global Studies and Languages  Liam Brenner Administrative Officer
  History Mabel Sorett Administrative Officer
  Linguistics & Philosophy Mary Grenham Administrative Officer
  Literature Section Alicia Mackin Administrative Officer
  Music and Theater Arts Section Michelle Carmichael Administrative Officer
  Political Science Diane Gallagher Administrative Assistant II
  Program in Science, Technology & Society Paree Pinkney Administrative Officer
  SHASS Dean's Office Erminia Piccinonno Director of Human Resources
Sloan School of Management
    Stacy Buckley  HR Administrator, Faculty Affairs
  Biology Daniel Delgado HR Administrator
    Esther Greaves Estwick  Senior Human Resources Representative
  Brain & Cognitive Sciences Federico Chiavazza Human Resources Administrator
    Kate White Administrative Officer
  Center Global Change Sci. see EAPS below    
  Chemistry Michele Harris Human Resources Administrator
  Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences Karen Fosher HR Administrator
  Kavli Inst for Astrophysics & Space Research Amanda Holley Human Resources Coordinator aholley@MIT.EDU
    Jack Defandorf Administrative Officer jmdefand@SPACE.MIT.EDU
  Laboratory for Nuclear Science Elsye Luc Senior Administrative Assistant
    Heidi Demers   Administrator for HR, EHS and Facilities
  Mathematics Kim DeMayo Human Resources Coordinator kdemayo@MIT.EDU
    Nan Lin Administrative Officer
  Physics Vicky Metternich Human Resources Administrator
  Picower Institute for Learning & Memory William Lawson  Assistant Director for Administration
    Lauren Anderson HR Business Partner
  School of Science Dean's Office Heather Williams Assistant Dean
    Kelly Murray Human Resources Admin
Office of Provost
  McGovern Institute for Brain Research Mary Roderick HR Administrator
  MIT-SUTD Collaboration Jesse DeLaughter Assistant Director Admin
Vice President for Research
  Comp Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) Carmen Finn Administrative Officer
    Alyssa Rousseau HR Coordinator
    Maxwell Madzar Human Resources Coordinator
  Division of Comparative Medicine Bruce Brown Assistant Director for Administration
  Haystack Observatory Kenneth H Lloyd Assistant Director for Administration
  Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Josh Freedman Assistant Director for Finance and Administration
  Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research Terry Clewley* Senior Admin & HR Manager
    Idulia Lovato HR Coordinator
  Materials Research Laboratory Susan Dalton Assistant Director
    Lisa A. Sinclair Senior Administrative Assistant
  MIT Energy Initiative Sarah Peterson Human Resources Administrator
  Nuclear Reactor Laboratory Paul J Arsenault Interim Administrative Officer
  Plasma Science and Fusion Center Tom Hrycaj Administrative Officer
    Leslie West Personnel Administrator
  Research Laboratory of Electronics Rachel Smederovac Drake SRS HR Administrator
  Office of the Vice President for Research Ann M Skoczenski Director of Postdoctoral Services
    Jennifer Walsh Director of Human Resources and Administration
    Colleen Mazzeo Leslie Senior Director Research Admin & Compliance