William Litant

William T. G. Litant

Director of Communications

Contact

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-1564

Academic Degrees

BFA, communications, Emerson College, 1973; Master's in Education program, Massachusetts teacher certification (secondary-English), Northeastern University, 1976.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Partnership Award, American Bar Association; Award of Excellence (twice), American Society of Association Executives; Certificate of Recognition, Operation Desert Storm Family Support, U.S. Army; Journalist of the Year, Middlesex County Bar Association; Honorary Life Member, National Association of Bar Executives, Communications Section; Spirit of XVI Award, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Infinite Mile Award, MIT School of Engineering.

Society Memberships

Society of Professional Journalists

Positions Held at MIT

Director of communications, CDIO Initiative, 2001-2006; Director of communications, Partnership for AiR Transportation and Noise Reduction, 2006-2015; Director of communications, Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, 2001-present.

Positions Held outside MIT

Media specialist, Raytheon/U.S. Dept. of Transportation, 1973-1976; Director of communications, Boston Museum of Transportation/Larz Anderson Museum, 1976-1982; Communications consultant, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Massachusetts Highway Department, 1982-1986; Director of communications, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1986-2001.