Professor Hazel Sive | MIT J-WEL

Professor Hazel Sive


Professor Hazel Sive
Senior Scholar, J-WEL Higher Education
Professor, MIT Department of Biology

Dr. Hazel Sive received her B.Sc. Hons. from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and Ph.D. from Rockefeller University. Her research focuses on fundamental processes and disorders underlying brain and craniofacial development. She leads the Working Group on Neural Disorders for the Zebrafish Disease Models Society. 

Dr. Sive also focuses on education and training. She teaches Introductory Biology to undergraduates and Developmental Biology to graduate students. She is former Associate Dean of Science with oversight for diversity and education. Dr. Sive is Chair of the Committee on Student Life, Chair of the Faculty Postdoc Advisory Committee and co-Chair of the MITx Faculty Advisory Committee.  

She is Founding Director of the MIT-South Africa Program and Founding Coordinator of MIT-AFRICA. Dr. Sive is particularly interested in higher education, and the evolving role of faculty in teaching, and scaling of curriculum reform. Dr. Sive was selected as a 2015 MacVicar Fellow, MIT’s highest undergraduate teaching award.