Infinite History: An Interview with Dean Hastings


View the Interview with Dean Hastings

As part of MIT 150th Infinite History project, Dean Daniel Hastings was interviewed by Karen Arenson. He talks about his role as Dean for Undergraduate Education and his perspective on undergraduate education. He also shares his experiences as a student, professor, and researcher at MIT.

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Overview of the dean for undergraduate education’s leadership responsibilities.
  • Efforts made to strengthen the role of communications at the Institute.
  • Insights from an Englishman on going to MIT for graduate school.
  • Experiences as an assistant professor.
  • Discussion of his cross-departmental graduate work done on fusion energy.
  • Thoughts on being a part of the Space Station Advisory Committee for NASA