Any student, faculty, or staff member who has concerns about gender discrimination, including any concerns pertaining to sexual misconduct, is encouraged to seek the assistance of those listed below. They will provide information on resources for assistance and options to address concerns. Those options may vary depending on the nature of the complaint, whether the Complainant is a student, faculty, or staff member, the wishes of the Complainant regarding confidentiality, and whether the Complainant prefers to proceed formally or informally.
Additionally, you can e-mail TitleIX@mit.edu.
TITLE IX & BIAS RESPONSE OFFICE STAFF
Sarah Rankin is the Title IX Coordinator at MIT. She manages investigations of student Title IX complaints; provides informal remedies to address student concerns; develops policies and procedures; conducts training across the Institute; and manages compliance efforts. Formerly, she was the Director of Harvard University’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response where she coordinated a large peer education program focused on sexual assault prevention efforts. Sarah earned her master’s degree in Psychology from Western Washington University in 1996. Aside from her professional positions, Sarah brings her experience as a mother of a teenage daughter and son to the work of gender equity. In her free time, she watches far too much reality T.V. and is embarrassed at how much she knows about the Kardashians. Email her here.
Liz has been the Title IX Education Specialist at MIT since September 2015. She conducts trainings for students, faculty and staff about MIT policies, reporting options, and legal responsibilities, and coordinates other education and outreach efforts with the MIT community. Previously Liz was a domestic violence victim advocate in Fairfax, VA, and worked at a women’s shelter in Houston, TX. She worked on the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault as a legal intern with the Department of Justice in 2014, and holds a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Liz is fluent in Spanish and is working on learning French and Arabic. Email her here.
Jamie serves as the Senior Investigator in the Title IX & Bias Response Office. She strives to conduct timely, fair, impartial investigations where all parties feel that they have been treated with sensitivity, courtesy, and respect. Prior to joining the Institute in August 2015, Jamie worked for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where she was responsible for planning and executing large scale equity compliance reviews at numerous universities and served as a consultant on many Title IX investigations. During Jamie’s tenure at (OCR) she was recognized for her trauma informed approach to investigations and use of focus groups to examine campus climate. Email her here.
Justin is an Investigator in the Title IX and Bias Response Office. He investigates complaints as a neutral party and provides a written report of his findings. Justin is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin College and holds a law degree from Boston College Law School. Previously, Justin served as a domestic violence shelter Advocate, a Homelessness Case Manager, and practiced child welfare law. Justin spends much of his free time being followed around by his annoying but loveable dog, Pia. Email him here.
Gregory MacDonough helps with the day-to-day operations in the Title IX office. His work includes preparing documents, scheduling meetings, and other administrative functions. Greg was the previously administrative assistant for MIT’s Institutional Research in the Office of the Provost. Prior to working at MIT, Greg worked in the Massachusetts State House for Chairman Tom Sannicandro and Representative Carl Sciortino. Greg graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with degrees in Political Science & Philosophy.
DEPUTY TITLE IX COORDINATORS
For Undergraduate Students
Associate Dean, Residential Education
For Graduate Students & Office of the Vice Chancellor
Assistant Dean for Graduate Personal Support
Human Resource Officer
Assistant Manager, EO/AA
Jessica Rooney Gallagher
Department Head/Associate Professor
For School of Architecture
Director of Human Resources
For School of Engineering
Assistant Dean for Human Resources and Administration
For School of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences
For Sloan School of Management
Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master’s Programs
and Senior Lecturer
For School of Science
For Lincoln Laboratory
Human Resources Department