Danforth Nicholas

Danforth Nicholas

Danforth Nicholas is Senior Financial Officer in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. Danforth’s initiative and meticulous preparation, coaching and teaching skills, and effort to balance education and entertainment during presentations has been recognized and appreciated by DMSE staff as well as faculty.


Danforth Nicholas

Job Title:  

Senior Financial Officer

Department, Lab, or Center

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

How long have you worked at MIT:  

20 years

Describe your role and responsibilities at MIT

I manage a team of 7 financial administrators and officers supporting DMSE. My team prepares proposal budgets, monitors expenses, and does financial projections for the faculty.

What is your favorite part of your job:

I love improving trainings and teaching people how to do things. I’ve been the primary instructor for the Fundamentals of Financial Management course for the past few years, and liked doing it so much I continued to teach when I moved from VPF to DMSE in August.

Do you have any hobbies or interests

I play a lot of board games and practice the Cyr wheel (a circus apparatus).  



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