Technology Review MIT News cover Jan/Feb 2018

The Remarkable Career of Shirley Ann Jackson, 2017

Author(s): Amanda Schaffer
  • Type: Article
  • Researcher: Other Researchers
  • Timeline: 2010s
  • Affiliation: Multiple


Shirley Ann Jackson ’68, PhD ’73, worked to help bring about more diversity at MIT, where she was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate. She then applied her mix of vision and pragmatism in the lab, in Washington, and at the helm of a major research university.

Schaffer, Amanda. "The Remarkable Career of Shirley Ann Jackson." MIT News Magazine, MIT Technology Review (January/February 2018), 19 December 2017.