Our Staff

Shannon Cotter

Shannon Cotter

Contact Information

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 202
Phone: +1-508-831-5231
scotter@wpi.edu

Shannon Cotter

  • Administrative Assistant V

Shannon provides administrative support to the Undergraduate program in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and joined WPI in July 2011. Shannon acts as the primary reception person and assists with all aspects of departmental secretarial work. Shannon organizes the undergraduate program events, oversees student payroll, provides meeting minutes, orders textbooks for the department and helps monitor the department website.  Shannon enjoys spending time at Cape Cod with her husband Pete and son Mitchell. 

James P. O’Rourke

James P. O’Rourke

Contact Information

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 101
Phone: +1-508-831-5233
orourke@wpi.edu

James P. O’Rourke

  • Department Manager
  • Adjunct Faculty Member

My job responsibilities include managing the ECE Department and Atwater Kent Facilities, where I also hold and adjunct faculty position. Degrees include AS, 1964, BS, WPI, 1967, MS, WPI, 1971, DSc, 2002, Certificate Telescopic Astronomy, 1972, Certificate Visual Astronomy, 1974. Teaching includes ECE 2010 D Term, ECE 2799 B Term and depending on the need, ECE 2201, ECE 3204, ECE 2029. I am an advisor for MQPs, IQPs and Astronomy Club. I am also a campus wide consultant to faculty and students in the electrical, electromechanical engineering, Telescopic and Observation Astronomy areas. I supervise activities of the ECE Technical Service Facility (shop), and am Senior Electronics Technician and Laboratory Manager.

Colleen Sweeney

Colleen Sweeney

Contact Information

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 202
Phone: +1-508-831-5231
sweeney@wpi.edu

Colleen Sweeney

  • Graduate Administrative Assistant

As Graduate Administrative Assistant for the ECE Department, Colleen works closely with the ECE graduate students to ensure that their paperwork is up-to-date and on file for their degree programs (i.e. forms, letters, academic advisors, EPAF’s, applications for graduation, etc.). Her responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: monitoring the on-line graduate admissions process for the department, the organizing and scheduling of ECE's Graduate Seminar Lectures, creating fliers and printing posters for department events, etc.

 

Colleen has been working in the ECE Department at WPI since 2004. The best part of her job is talking with the graduate students, answering their questions and helping them solve problems. She also enjoys learning about the different cultures and customs of the department's many international students.

Name Email Phone Extension Office Location Title
Catherine Emmerton  emmerton@wpi.edu 5231 Atwater Kent Laboratories 202 Administrative Assistant
Robert Boisse rmboisse@wpi.edu 5554 Atwater Kent Laboratories 112 Electronic Technician III
William Appleyard  wlappleyard@wpi.edu 5869 Atwater Kent Laboratories 111A Electronic Technician
 
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