Dennis Freeman Appointed Dean for Undergraduate Education

Published in MIT News on June 6, 0213

Dennis Freeman, professor of electrical engineering, has been appointed as MIT’s next dean for undergraduate education, effective July 1, Chancellor Eric Grimson announced today. Denny FreemanFreeman succeeds Daniel Hastings, the Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, who has served as dean for undergraduate education since 2006.

In describing Freeman’s commitment to undergraduate education, Grimson said, “He brings to the job many years of dedication to undergraduate teaching, curricular innovation, thoughtful advising and mentoring and creative experiments in lab-based, lecture-based and online-based education.” Freeman served as education officer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from 2008 to 2011, and currently serves as the department’s undergraduate officer...

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