Prof. Kenneth Manning, 1989
Prof. Kenneth R. Manning is the Thomas Meloy Professor-Rhetoric/History of Science in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program at MIT. He received his BA (1970), MA (1971), and PhD (1974) degrees in History of Science from Harvard University and joined the MIT faculty in 1974. His first major work was a study of nineteenth-century mathematics. This was followed by Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just (1983), which won the Pfizer Award and the Lucy Hampton Bostick Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Kennedy Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Prof. Manning is currently studying the role of blacks in American medicine, and has authored a number of scholarly articles on blacks in science and medicine.