Academics at WPI are organized under the provost, with 14 degree granting academic departments. Within the provost’s office the Associate Provost for Research ad interim oversees and assists with a wide range of faculty research activities, and the Associate Provost for Corporate and Professional Education leads the development of credit and noncredit programs for industry. The Dean of Undergraduate Studies works with the faculty to enhance WPI’s distinctive educational approach, and the Dean of Graduate Studies performs similar functions for our Master’s and PhD programs. The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies oversees the implementation of programs that help incoming students make the transition from high school to WPI’s academic community.
Eric W. Overstrom
Provost and Senior Vice President
The Provost for Academic Affairs is the University's chief academic officer, responsible for the overall quality of teaching and research activity of the University. The Provost has oversight responsibilities for all fourteen academic departments, plus academic support and resource operations.
Michael B. Manning
Associate Provost for Research ad interim
The Associate Provost for Research is responsible for the overall operations and non-financial services that support the research enterprise at WPI, including the Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Technology Transfer, and the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center. The APR provides the vision and leadership to enhance faculty research efforts and increase WPI's externally sponsored funding.
Todd S. Keiller
Director, Technology Transfer, ad interim
As the steward of WPI's intellectual property, the Office of Technology Transfer can evaluate, protect, market, and license the innovation coming from WPI's research.
Richard D. Sisson, Jr.
Dean of Graduate Studies
As Dean of Graduate Studies, Sisson is responsible for the overall operations of the Office of Graduate Studies. He is the principal advocate for graduate programs across all disciplines.
Arthur C. Heinricher
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
The Dean of Undergraduate Studies has the responsibility to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the undergraduate programs and works with faculty and staff and students on matters related to academic policy and operations. The Dean is the principal advocate for academic programs across all disciplines and supports outcomes assessment faculty in the development of new academic programs. More...
Kristin K. Wobbe
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
As the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Wobbe has oversight over and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the academic experience for the first-year students at WPI. In addition, she is responsible for the Office of Academic Advising. She also coordinates our Great Problems Seminars (GPS), project-based courses specifically for our first year students.
Sara L. Ringer
Operations Manager, Undergraduate Studies
Laurie A. Smith
Director of Academic Operations
As Director of Academic Operations, Smith is responsible for financial and personnel management for the Division as well as day-to-day administrative operations of the Provost's Office. She manages the academic budget of the University and supports the development and implementation of academic policies.
Deborah J. Graves
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Provides information technology support and solutions to the divisions of Academic Affairs by assisting in the design, development, testing and integration of IT tools, applications and products.
Technology Transfer Research Specialist
Susan M. Oppong
Administrative Assistant VI
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