Professor Philip S. Khoury was appointed Associate Provost in 2006 and became Vice Provost in 2023. He is responsible for overseeing MIT’s noncurricular arts programs and initiatives, including the MIT Museum and the List Visual Arts Center; MIT’s strategic planning for international education and research; and MIT’s efforts to promote the public understanding of science and technology. He is also responsible for the enhancement of existing activities and the creation of new opportunities at the intersections of MIT’s five schools: Architecture and Planning; Engineering; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Management; and Science.
“The arts thrive at MIT because of our commitment to cross-disciplinary study and to a curriculum based in experimentation and imaginative problem solving. Studying the arts, in combination with the extraordinary discoveries in science and engineering, prepares our students to make creative and innovative contributions in multiple fields.”