Department Headquarters

EAPS Department headquarters is located on the ninth floor of Building 54 (Green Building). The Main Office is in room 918 and houses the Department Head, the Administrative Officer, and their staff. The Education Office is located in room 912. The Ida Green Lounge is located in room 923, and the adjoining room, 915, is the site of the Department Lecture Series and various other research group lecture series.

Headquarters Contact Information
Phone: 617.253.2127
Fax: 617.253.8298
eapsinfo [at] mit [dot] edu

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Office
54-820
Phone: 617.253.7544
Fax: 617.253.9784
mit-whoi-www [at] mit [dot] edu

Headquarters Personnel

Rob van der Hilst
Department Head and Schlumberger Professor
54-918
Phone: 617.253.0149
Fax: 617.253.8298
rvdh [at] mit [dot] edu for departmental correspondence
hilst [at] mit [dot] edu for teaching and research correspondence

Timothy Grove
Associate Department Head and Professor of Geology
54-1220
Phone: 617.253.2878
tlgrove [at] mit [dot] edu

Michael Richard
Administrative Officer
54-918
Phone: 617.253.5184
Fax: 617.253.8298
mjr [at] mit [dot] edu

Allison Provaire
Administrative Assistant to Department Head
54-918
Phone: 617.253.3382
Fax: 617.253.8298
provaire [at] mit [dot] edu

Contact for assistance with:

  • Appointments with Rob van der Hilst
  • Reservations for 54-915/923
    [To reserve a classroom, please contact the Education Office]

Jennifer DiNisco
Administrative Assistant, Headquarters
54-918
Phone: 617.253.2127
Fax: 617.253.8298
jdinisco [at] mit [dot] edu

Contact for assistance with:

  • Department Lecture Series and invited speakers
    • Calendar of Events, adding an item
    • Scheduling meetings with invited speakers
    • Expense reimbursement
  • Calendars and Events
  • Creating EAPS listserve promotional campaigns
  • Building directories
  • Calendars and Events
  • Departmental mail
  • Parking permits
    Parking is extremely limited at MIT. Applications for and renewals of faculty/staff parking permits must be submitted through the department. Permits are valid from September to August. To learn more about parking options, costs, and other information for commuters, visit the Parking Office website
  • Reservations for audio-visual equipment
  • Reservations for the department van
    [Drivers must be registered on the department insurance policy.]
  • Reporting general building issues
    i.e. heating and ventilation, elevator problems, water leaks
  • Reporting problems with color copier/printer in 811
  • Teaching supplies and office supplies


Karen Fosher
Human Resources Administrator
54-924
Phone: 617.253.2132
Fax: 617.253.8298
kfosher [at] mit [dot] edu

Scott Wade
Facilities Operation Administrator, EAPS and Chemistry
Phone: 617.253.7156
swade [at] mit [dot] edu

Finance Office

Mark Pendleton
Fiscal Officer
54-911B
Phone: 617.253.7156
Fax: 617.253.8298
wendell [at] mit [dot] edu

Kerin Willis
Financial Coordinator
54-911A
Phone: 617.324.2470
Fax: 617.253.8298
kjwillis [at] mit [dot] edu

Education Office

Vicki McKenna
Academic Program Administrator
54-910
Phone: 617.253.3380
Fax: 617.253.8298
vsm [at] mit [dot] edu

Jacqui Taylor
Administrative Assistant
54-912
Phone: 617.253.3381
Fax: 617.253.8298
jtaylor [at] mit [dot] edu

Communications

Helen Hill
Web Production | News Liaison/ Newsletter | Media Contact
54-1510
Phone: 617.253.2454
helen [at] plume [dot] mit [dot] edu 

Heather Queyrouze
Print & Social Media Manager
54-1218
Phone: 617.253.5728
heatherq [at] mit [dot] edu

Contact information