Killian Press provides print and e-book production and distribution services for self-published works by MIT faculty and alumni.
The first Killian Press title - Joyce Wang’s self-published memoir Life Journey of an MIT Family - was published in 2014.
Dr. James R. Killian (1904-1988) was an MIT alumnus who became the tenth president of MIT (1948-1959) and then chairman of the MIT Corporation. Killian served as special assistant for science and technology to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and participated in a numerous government advisory and study groups on topics including foreign intelligence, communications policy, and educational television. During his years at the Institute before he became president, he was the editor of the MIT alumni magazine Technology Review. In 1932 he helped found the Technology Press, now the MIT Press.