Faculty Profiles

Joseph Sarkis

Joseph Sarkis

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, Room 1316
Phone: +1-508-831-4831
jsarkis@wpi.edu
Website

Joseph Sarkis

To examine our world and our lives, and then do something valuable to make our world better is important to our current and future generations. Asking, “Why are things the way they are?” and “Can they be improved?” are central elements to critical thinking. Teaching, for me, requires that students critically think. Read more...

Amy Zeng

Amy Z. Zeng

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 308
Phone: +1-508-831-6117
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
azeng@wpi.edu
Website

Amy Z. Zeng

My teaching expertise and passion lie in the areas of supply chain management and global logistics. These subjects blend theory and practice, art and science, and intuition and experience, and allow a wide range of teaching methods. My research balances theory and practice and focuses on disruption management and process improvement in various supply chain configurations. Read more...

Soussan Djamasbi

Soussan Djamasbi

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 216c
Phone: +1-508-831-5266
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
djamasbi@wpi.edu
Website

Soussan Djamasbi

I enjoy teaching because it's a dynamic and innovative process that challenges me to continually evaluate and adjust my teaching strategies to prepare my students for today’s global and competitive business environment. My research focuses on the use and impact of technology in organizations. Read more...

Michael Elmes

Michael B. Elmes

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 203
Phone: +1-508-831-5182
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
mbelmes@wpi.edu

Michael B. Elmes

I design systems and processes that invite students to experience the complex dynamics of organizations, the role of power and influence in how they evolve, and the challenge of communication across political and cultural barriers. Because students are primarily responsible for their own learning, I see my role as a designer of the classroom-as-organization, mentor, and facilitator. Read more...

Arthur Gerstenfeld

Arthur "Art" Gerstenfeld

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 1317
Phone: +1-508-831-5471
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
ag@wpi.edu
Website

Arthur Gerstenfeld

Teaching gives me an opportunity to influence young minds and encourage them to think critically. The WPI projects allow me to work with students who are transitioning from the classroom to a place in society. My research interests include industrial engineering applications, decision analysis, and management applications. I am currently serving as director of the Wall Street Project Center. Read more...

Huong Higgins

Huong N. Higgins

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 306
Phone: +1-508-831-5626
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
hhiggins@wpi.edu

Huong N. Higgins

WPI students are very remarkable. Most seem to be natural leaders, and it’s a pleasure to be alongside a community of students with a strong positive attitude. I enjoy my research because it keeps stretching my views and abilities. In doing research, I feel like a perpetual learner always trying to discover new worlds, constantly living the challenges but also the joys of trying. Read more...

Frank Hoy

Frank Hoy

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 1319
Phone: +1-508-831-4998
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
fhoy@wpi.edu

Frank Hoy

WPI provides an exciting educational environment for multiple reasons. For me, personally, these include 1) the emphasis placed on entrepreneurship and innovation, 2) the interdisciplinary perspectives of students and faculty, and 3) the recognition that we live in a global society and must understand and value other cultures. Read more...

Sharon Johnson

Sharon A. Johnson

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 223
Phone: +1-508-831-5183
sharon@wpi.edu

Sharon A. Johnson

I enjoy teaching at WPI because I can share my passion for detailed process design in our Industrial Engineering program, as well as explore a broader view of operations in our MBA program. My research explores the opportunities to improve healthcare delivery processes by harnessing information technologies and the data they provide to support operational decision-making. Read more...

Chickery Kasouf

Chickery "Chick" J. Kasouf

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 1318
Phone: +1-508-831-5548
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
chick@wpi.edu

Chickery J. Kasouf

Project-based learning at WPI gives faculty a remarkable working relationship with students, and students learn far more when framing difficult problems than they do in a lecture-dominated environment. Being on the WPI faculty provides a unique opportunity to interact with engineers and scientists in research and teaching. Read more...

Renata Konrad

Renata Konrad

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 205
Phone: +1-508-831-5192
rkonrad@wpi.edu

Renata Konrad

I am interested in how industrial and operations engineering can be used to improve our quality of life. The majority of my work explores improving the efficiency of patient flow, better allocating of health resources, and designing more effective processes in complex environments. I truly believe that this university captures the spirit of education. Read more...

Dimitrios Koutmos

Dimitrios Koutmos

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
dkoutmos@wpi.edu

Dimitrios Koutmos

Upon completion of my undergraduate studies I worked in the health insurance industry in the United States. I was fortunate to later study and teach in the United Kingdom at leading research institutions; my PhD was awarded by Durham University and I taught at the University of Leeds. Read more...

Eleanor Loiacono

Eleanor T. Loiacono

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 209
Phone: +1-508-831-5206
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
eloiacon@wpi.edu

Eleanor T. Loiacono

Eleanor T. Loiacono encourages her students to challenge themselves beyond the comfort of the classroom and was awarded the Moruzzi Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education for the development of an externally sponsored design competition requiring students to develop a comprehensive network plan based on a "real" Request for Proposal (RFP). Students find the competition a challenging and valuable exercise in preparing for the future. Read more...

Karla Mendoza-Abarca

Karla Mendoza-Abarca

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 1331
Phone: +1-508-831-4130
Fax: +1-508-831-5866
kmendozaabarca@wpi.edu

Karla Mendoza-Abarca

I truly believe in the value of education. A good education not only opens the door to job opportunities, but also helps us become better people. It is an honor for me to share what I have learned over the years about life in general and entrepreneurship in particular. But it is even a greater honor to learn from my students’ experiences and ideas. Read more...

Fabienne Miller

Fabienne Miller

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 302
Phone: +1-508-831-6128
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
fabienne@wpi.edu

Fabienne Miller

WPI students are unique in their ability to work independently and to rise to any challenge. They are bright, logical, and curious, and they possess strong technical skills. Working in the field and conducting research have taught me that accounting is an exciting field where psychology and economics interact and I strive to share this passion with my students. Read more...

Adrienne Hall-Phillips

Adrienne Hall-Phillips

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 217
Phone: +1-508-831-4934
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
ahphillips@wpi.edu

Adrienne Hall-Phillips

Being an educator is more than just distributing facts and figures; it’s demonstrating the importance of this knowledge in a way that can be relevant for every learner. It’s not truly knowledge until the student can grasp and apply it. I consider myself to be an advocate for knowledge – encouraging learning and providing the tools needed to be successful and independent thinkers. Read more...

Mark Rice

Mark P. Rice

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 1332
Phone: +1-508-831-4675
rice@wpi.edu

Mark P. Rice

WPI students are smart; they work hard; and they get things done. That’s why they are so much fun to teach and to learn with. I particularly like helping students develop skill in questioning–a key part of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. My research on incubation of new ventures in startups and established enterprises; and on radical innovation helps connect my teaching to practice. Read more...

Jerome Schaufeld

Jerome "Jerry" J. Schaufeld

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 103
Phone: +1-508-831-6114
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
jjs@wpi.edu

Jerome J. Schaufeld

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Purvi Shah

Purvi Shah

Contact Information:

Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, Gateway II Room 1315
Phone: +1-508-831-4809
pshah@wpi.edu
Website

Purvi Shah

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William Stitt

William C. Stitt

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 1314
wstitt@wpi.edu

William C. Stitt

I aspire to contribute to each student’s development of an entrepreneurial mindset–one that brings together a high degree of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in a way that helps to make the world a better place. My goal is to be an effective learning partner with students. WPI is an excellent venue for pursuing this objective because students here are intelligent and ambitious, and they are nice to work with. Read more...

Diane Strong

Diane M Strong

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 219
Phone: +1-508-831-5573
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
dstrong@wpi.edu

Diane M Strong

Students in my classes and on my MQP teams learn to design computing solutions that address organizational needs. My research complements my teaching. For example, I am working with healthcare organizations using electronic health records systems and mobile apps to improve healthcare delivery. Read more...

Kevin Sweeney

Kevin M. Sweeney

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, Suite #1324
kmsweeney@wpi.edu

Kevin M. Sweeney

It is a special privilege for me to be a part of the dynamic community of learners in the student body and faculty of the School of Business at WPI. The WPI tradition of solving real-world problems makes it a distinctive environment for sharing our collective capacity to make the world a better place through value creation and innovation. Read more...

Steven Taylor

Steven S. Taylor

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 101
Phone: +1-508-831-5557
sst@wpi.edu

Steven S. Taylor

I take seriously the idea that management is as much an art as it is a science and my research and teaching are centered on what business can learn from the arts. I think the real richness of this approach is in the actual craft skills of various art forms and how they can inform management practice. Read more...

Walter Towner

Walter "Wally" Towner

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 222
Phone: +1-508-831-6013
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
fabman@wpi.edu

Walter Towner

My main interests lie at the intersection of manufacturing processes and the financial aspect of the business that relates to these processes. I see my mission as enabling students to become leaders in a business environment and helping them extract value from the processes that drive the organization. We try to do this by using tools like axiomatic design and Lean Six Sigma methods. Read more...

Andrew Trapp

Andrew C. Trapp

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 207
Phone: +1-508-831-4935
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
atrapp@wpi.edu
Website

Andrew C. Trapp

I love the art of teaching because it provides an opportunity to give back from all that I've received. I enjoy the back-and-forth interplay with students, with alternative questions and answers, because these connections foster learning on both sides. One of my goals is to make the course content relevant through proper integration of technology as well as aspects of my research. Read more...

Bengisu  Tulu

Bengisu Tulu

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 201
Phone: +1-508-831-5184
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
bengisu@wpi.edu

Bengisu Tulu

I enjoy teaching because it allows me to interact with students who have the potential to make the world a better place using technology. I continually innovate in my courses to ensure students enjoy the learning experience, learn the key concepts and skills related to information systems through real world examples, have an opportunity to learn from each other, learn to present themselves as professionals, and most importantly learn to use or develop technology to make a difference. Read more...

Helen Vassallo

Helen G. Vassallo

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 202
Phone: +1-508-831-5119
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
vassallo@wpi.edu

Helen G. Vassallo

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Justin Wang

Justin Wang

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 303
Phone: +1-508-831-5290
jwang@wpi.edu

Justin Wang

I enjoy teaching at WPI because WPI focuses on both theory and practice through our project-based curriculum. We customize the learning experience based on each student’s interest and according to the needs of sponsors around the world. Each project experience is unique as our motivated students work together as a team to take on social responsibility and address real world issues. Read more...

E.  Wilson

E. Vance Wilson

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 102
Phone: +1-508-831-5990
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
vwilson@wpi.edu

E. Vance Wilson

My teaching centers on software development, large business systems, and innovative uses of IT. My research addresses organizational aspects of human-computer interaction with special emphasis on e-health. I have published more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings and recently produced an edited book titled Patient-Centered E-Health. Read more...

Sharon Wulf

Sharon A. Wulf

Contact Information:

Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, 1328
Phone: +1-508-831-5185
sawulf@wpi.edu

Sharon A. Wulf

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Joe Zhu

Joe Zhu

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 301
Phone: +1-508-831-5467
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
jzhu@wpi.edu
Website

Joe Zhu

As an expert in methods of performance measurement, Professor Zhu’s research interests are in the areas of operations and productivity, and performance evaluation and benchmarking. The Industrial Engineer magazine spotlighted research, conducted by Professor Zhu and his team, in which they developed an optimization methodology for measuring efficiency of multistage networks. Read more...

Paul Delvy

Paul Delvy

Contact Information:


padelvy@wpi.edu

Paul Delvy

I enjoy teaching an interrelated series of topics that combine current industrial methodologies with the basics from academic study that form the foundations for commercial practice. The WPI classes give me an opportunity to share, mentor and steward students through simulated and practical problems, guiding them to plausible and realistic solutions. Read more...

Scott Doremus

Scott Doremus

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 215
sdoremus@wpi.edu

Scott Doremus

The main reason I enjoy teaching is because it gives me the opportunity to transfer my 37 years of military and corporate experience to my students. I delight in giving them tools, techniques and anecdotes that they may take to their jobs and put to immediate use. Read more...

Brent French

Brent E. French

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops
befrench@wpi.edu

Brent E. French

As a graduate of WPI’s MBA program, I cherish the opportunity to help my students grow as much as I did during my time here. I try to blend my perspectives as a military officer, Fortune 500 IT consultant, and leadership scholar in a way that expands my student’s capacity to lead change. Read more...

Edward Gonsalves

Edward M. Gonsalves

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 217
Phone: +1-508-831-5218
egonsal@wpi.edu

Edward M. Gonsalves

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Richard Gram

Richard C. Gram

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops
Phone: +1-508-831-5812
rgram@wpi.edu

Richard C. Gram

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Karen Hebert-Maccaro

Karen A. Hebert-Maccaro

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 1311
Phone: +1-508-831-4681
kmaccaro@wpi.edu

Karen A. Hebert-Maccaro

Learning should be a truly transformative experience involving individual change and growth. Teaching is the opportunity to engage in this transformative process and help construct relevant meaning for a learner. I attempt to help students improve their critical thinking, engage in creative problem solving, consider alternative approaches, and make ethically and socially responsible decisions. Read more...

John Hedly

John W. Hedly

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops
Phone: +1-508-831-0288
jhedly@wpi.edu

John W. Hedly

I want every business student with whom I come into contact to be the best in his or her profession. I want my students to realize that the classroom is as relevant as the “real world” that they are about to enter. I want my students to enjoy the learning process, to look forward to each class meeting and to leave the classroom at the end of the semester with a feeling of satisfaction. Read more...

William Krein

William "Bill" A. Krein

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops
Phone: +1-508-831-5000
wakrein@wpi.edu

William A. Krein

As an adjunct faculty member at WPI for 15 years and a WPI graduate, I am proud to share the experience of a successful multi-disciplined career with current WPI students. It is a great privilege to contribute to the continuing achievement and reputation for excellence at WPI. Although semi-retired, I am still active as a consultant to private corporations. Read more...

Jed Lindholm

Jed Lindholm

Contact Information:


jlindholm@wpi.edu

Jed Lindholm

Jed has 15+ years experience working as a Change Agent, Director/Manger, and Internal and External Consultant. His consulting services focus on performance management, total rewards, HR analytics, and workplace learning, and his research and teaching experience includes the areas of organizational performance improvement, competency identification, and rewards management. Read more...

Robert Lombardi

Robert P. Lombardi

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops
rlombardi@wpi.edu

Robert P. Lombardi

I find teaching a wonderful way to share my business and legal experience. WPI students are enthusiastic and hardworking and seem to have enjoyed my teaching style over the last seven years. I particularly enjoy watching how students absorb and incorporate the concepts of business ethics, critical thinking and law into their decision making as the course progresses during the Term. Read more...

James McKenna

James P. McKenna

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 216C
Phone: +1-508-831-5218
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
mckenna@wpi.edu

James P. McKenna

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Jamie Monat

Jamie P. Monat

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, Room 215
Phone: +1-508-831-5218
jmonat@wpi.edu

Jamie P. Monat

Dr. Monat is a Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Corporate and Professional Education Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, where he teaches courses in Operations Risk Management, Systems Thinking, System Optimization, Operations Management, and Project Management. Read more...

Maxwell Morton

Maxwell R. Morton

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 215
mrm@wpi.edu

Maxwell R. Morton

Maxwell R. Morton – the co- founder and Managing Director of Grayhead Associates, and a Director of Advanced Technology Management, Inc., has an extensive consulting background as well as operating and technical management experience and education. In addition, he was an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business of Babson College where he taught a course on Sales Management and created and taught a course on Managing Technology Commercialization... Read more...

William Troy

William "Bill" F. Troy

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 216C
Phone: +1-508-831-5218
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
wftroy3@wpi.edu

William F. Troy

Teaching at WPI allows me to help technology-focused students understand the business imperatives and pressures of technology innovation, invention, and market development, and has been a great deal of fun for me. It is natural that the classic “introduction to business” class has a global focus at WPI, since so many of the students will be creating globally relevant technology solutions. Read more...

Kenneth Wermann

Kenneth Wermann

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops
Phone: +1-508-831-5218
kwermann@wpi.edu

Kenneth Wermann

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Gerard Wilson

Gerard "Gerry" Wilson

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 216C
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
gwilson@wpi.edu

Gerard Wilson

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Shari Worthington

Shari L. Worthington

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 216C
Phone: +1-508-831-5218
Fax: +1-508-831-5720
sharilee@wpi.edu

Shari L. Worthington

My approach to teaching is heavily influenced by my career in marketing. Marketing is an active, experiment-and-learn-as-you-go process. The same applies to learning, where students participate in meaningful activities and have an opportunity to think about what they are doing. Active engagement also gives students opportunities to experience success and failure. Read more...

 
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