Moriba Jah Named MLK Visiting Professor at MIT
July 15, 2022
We are thrilled to share in Moriba's excitement today. MIT has announced this year's cohort of MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars, and our very own Dr. Jah has been chosen for this prestigious honor. While Moriba has been recognized in many ways for his work, talent, and passion, such an honor bestowed by one of the very best technical institutions in the world is special.
Congratulations, Moriba, on earning yet another well-deserved title.
From MIT's announcement:
From space traffic to virus evolution, community journalism to hip-hop, this year’s cohort in the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Visiting Professors and Scholars Program will power an unprecedented range of intellectual pursuits during their time on the MIT campus.
“MIT is so fortunate to have this group of remarkable individuals join us,” says Institute Community and Equity Officer John Dozier. “They bring a range and depth of knowledge to share with our students and faculty, and we look forward to working with them to build a stronger sense of community across the Institute.”
Since its inception in 1990, the MLK Scholars Program has hosted more than 135 visiting professors, practitioners, and intellectuals who enhance and enrich the MIT community through their engagement with students and faculty. The program, which honors the life and legacy of MLK by increasing the presence and recognizing the contributions of underrepresented scholars, is supported by the Office of the Provost with oversight from the Institute Community and Equity Office.