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.