Senior Associate Dean
- MIT Open Learning
A historian and an award-winning educator who leads MIT’s digital learning offerings, including OpenCourseWare and MITx, along with Digital Learning in Residential Education, which supports MIT instructors using technology in their on-campus teaching. He currently serves as Senior Associate Dean for Open Learning, where he oversees MIT’s open education offerings including OpenCourseWare, MITx, and MicroMasters, as well as the Digital Learning Lab, Digital Learning in Residential Education, and MIT Video Productions.
Capozzola graduated from Harvard College and completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2002. At MIT, he teaches courses in political and legal history, war and the military, and the history of international migration. From 2015-17 he served as the Secretary of the Faculty, and as Head of MIT History from 2020-22. In 2018, he was named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT’s highest honor for undergraduate teaching.