Message from the Dean

Whatever you choose to do, whatever path you choose to follow in the world – you’ll find that the WPI Arts and Sciences has prepared you to live your dreams.

As the inaugural arts and sciences dean at WPI, I oversee seven academic departments—Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Humanities and Arts, Mathematical Sciences,Physics, and Social Science and Policy Studies—as well as interdisciplinary programs in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Robotics, and Interactive Media & Game Development.

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Karen Kashmanian Oates, PhD
Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences



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Dean Oates’ Yearly Update to University Leadership

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Dean's Office Hours

Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. We are located in Salisbury Labs 121. You may contact Debra Ofcarcik at
+1-508-831-4678 or to schedule an appointment.

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