Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is the first Black woman to earn a doctorate from MIT.

Degree(s): Physics

 

Undergraduate Institution: MIT

 

Graduate Institution: MIT

 

Photo Credit: World Economic Forum (Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is the first Black woman to earn a doctorate from MIT and the second Black woman to earn a doctorate in physics in this country. She is currently the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, serving as the first woman and first Black president in the university’s history.

 

 

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