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.
Bianca has been the Title IX Education Specialist since June of 2018. 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, Bianca was working at Washington University in St. Louis with International Students and culturally-relevant training around sexual assault and at Saweraa, a St. Louis non-profit that supports South Asian women experiencing IPV. She holds a Master's in Social Work from The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Bianca is passionate about anti-violence work and spends her free time finding new restaurants with her partner. 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.
Claire Webb has worked as the Graduate Community Fellow for the Title IX and Bias Response Office. since January, 2017. She works with her supervisor, Title IX Education Specialist Bianca Kaushal, to develop content for the office; assist with outreach; and update the website. She is a doctoral candidate at MIT’s History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS) program, and is writing her dissertation on how astronomers search for (intelligent) life beyond Earth.
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
For Office of the Vice President for Research
Director of Human Resources, VP for Research
Jessica Rooney Gallagher
For School of Architecture and Planning
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
Director of Student Life
For School of Science
For Lincoln Laboratory
Human Resources Department