Faculty

Robert Krueger

Robert Krueger

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 223c
Phone: +1-508-831-5110
Fax: +1-508-831-5485
krueger@wpi.edu
Website

Robert Krueger

  • Director, Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Associate Professor, 

Robert Krueger is the founding director of WPI's Environment and Sustainability Studies Program. He has been a Co-Principal Investigator on two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants focused on environmental justice issues in Worcester. Read more...

Marja Bakermans

Marja Bakermans

Contact Information:

Goddard Hall, 005
Phone: +1-508-831-6599
Fax: +1-508-831-5936
mbakermans@wpi.edu

Marja Bakermans

I possess a strong commitment to student education, and a goal of mine is to stimulate students’ critical thinking and problem solving abilities. I have a well-grounded research background, which informs my teaching of interdisciplinary topics with an expertise in environmental science and conservation biology in both North and Latin America. Read more...

Constance Clark

Constance Clark

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 408D
Phone: +1-508-831-5712
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
cclark@wpi.edu

Constance Clark

In addition to teaching the history of science and technology, I have raised baby birds at the Bronx Zoo and the Baltimore Aquarium, curated and inventoried mammal skeletons in attics at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, designed biology teaching labs at the University of Colorado, and collected dinosaurs and other fossils while camping in the Wyoming badlands with paleontology field crews. Read more...

James Doyle

James Kevin Doyle

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 311
Phone: +1-508-831-5583
Fax: +1-508-831-5896
doyle@wpi.edu

James Kevin Doyle

I enjoy being a social scientist at WPI, where I have the opportunity to apply psychological research methods to problems at the interface of psychology, science, and engineering. I also enjoy working with student project groups. Read more...

Laureen Elgert

Laureen Elgert

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 310E
Phone: +1-508-831-5452
Fax: +1-508-831-5896
lelgert@wpi.edu

Laureen Elgert

Laureen Elgert is interested in the relationship between the environment and development, examining how politics shapes global environmental policy that can, and often does, have profound impacts on local livelihoods. Read more...

Roger Gottlieb

Roger S. Gottlieb

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 04
Phone: +1-508-831-5439
gottlieb@wpi.edu
Website

Roger S. Gottlieb

Professor of philosophy Roger S. Gottlieb combines intense analytic intelligence, a personal and humorously engaging style, and an inspiring message of personal responsibility, social change, and spiritual vision as a lecturer. Read more...

Scott Jiusto

Scott Jiusto

Contact Information:

Project Center, 205
Phone: +1-508-831-5393
Fax: +1-508-831-5485
sjiusto@wpi.edu

Scott Jiusto

Scott Jiusto's research & teaching lives have been closely intertwined in Cape Town, South Africa, where he & students work on sustainable community development projects in "informal settlements" & other historically disadvantaged communities. Read more...

Fred Looft III

Fred J. Looft III

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 012
Phone: +1-508-831-5369
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
fjlooft@wpi.edu
Website

Fred J. Looft III

My interests in ECE have evolved over the years—from the modeling of sensory receptors and neural coding to off-campus student project advising, the development of space flight systems and small satellites, and, most recently, alternative energy and aircraft avionics. Read more...

Lauren  Mathews

Lauren Mathews

Contact Information:

Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, 4006
Phone: +1-508-831-5938
lmathews@wpi.edu

Lauren Mathews

My research is in evolutionary and environmental biology, mostly in aquatic ecosystems. The best part about this work is taking students out for a dose of real field ecology-it’s about being too hot, too cold, covered in mosquitos and leeches, sunburned, lost in the woods… and loving every minute of it! Read more...

Paul Mathisen

Paul Mathisen

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 209E
Phone: +1-508-831-5343
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
mathisen@wpi.edu
Website

Paul Mathisen

Professor Mathisen enjoys challenging himself to learn new ideas, which he can apply to solve problems that make a difference for other people. WPI's curriculum and projects program provide the perfect environment for fostering these opportunities. Read more...

Creighton Peet

Creighton R. Peet

Contact Information:

Project Center, 214A
Phone: +1-508-831-6730
Fax: +1-508-831-5485
cpeet@wpi.edu

Creighton R. Peet

Creighton Peet loves teaching at WPI, sharing his experiences traveling around the world, immersing himself in different cultures, researching sustainable management of usable water, and watching his students grow intellectually and personally. Read more...

Jeanine Plummer

Jeanine D. Plummer

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 106
Phone: +1-508-831-5142
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
jplummer@wpi.edu

Jeanine D. Plummer

At WPI, I work with undergraduate and graduate students to explore water quality issues through classroom activities, project work in the field and laboratory, and funded research. I also work to improve water and sanitation options around the globe. Read more...

Reeta Prusty Rao

Reeta Prusty Rao

Contact Information:

Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, 4013
Phone: +1-508-831-6120
Fax: +1-508-831-5936
rpr@wpi.edu
Website

Reeta Prusty Rao

The research goal is to understand and ultimately manage fungal diseases. We use biochemical, molecular genetic, genomic, and behavioral tools and exploit the versatility of model organisms to explore fungal virulence strategies in a high-throughput fashion. Other recent projects aim to genetically modify yeast to increase production of butanol from cellulosic feedstock. Read more...

Kent Rissmiller

Kent J. Rissmiller

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 315
Phone: +1-508-831-5019
Fax: +1-508-831-5896
kjr@wpi.edu

Kent J. Rissmiller

Professor Rissmiller teaches government, law, and public policy; directs the Pre-Law program; and oversees the Law and Technology minor. He enjoys seeing the success of his students who have become accomplished public policy and legal professionals. Read more...

Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 234
Phone: +1-508-831-5871
tbr@wpi.edu

Tom Robertson

Professor Robertson specializes in American environmental history, the history of American foreign relations, and 20th-century America. He is particularly interested in American relations with the developing world. Read more...

Derren Rosbach

Derren Rosbach

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 327
Phone: +1-508-831-5826
Fax: +1-508-831-5774
drosbach@wpi.edu

Derren Rosbach

The overarching goal of my teaching and research is to contribute to an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental governance and policy. More specifically, I focus on the building of individual, organizational and institutional capacities to participate in collaborative efforts to address complex social and environmental sustainability problems through the application of science and technology. Read more...

Jennifer Rudolph

Jennifer M. Rudolph

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 408B
Phone: +1-508-831-6739
jrudolph@wpi.edu

Jennifer M. Rudolph

Professor Rudolph incorporates her research into her teaching, because she says doing so helps students realize that scholarship should be part of ongoing debate, and "it's just fun to merge teaching and research." Read more...

Khalid Saeed

Khalid Saeed

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories
Phone: +1-508-831-5563
Fax: +1-508-831-5896
saeed@wpi.edu

Khalid Saeed

Khalid Saeed is professor of economics and system dynamics. Widely recognized for his work on computer modeling and experimental analysis of developmental, organizational, and governance-related issues, he has authored two books. Read more...

John Sanbonmatsu

John Sanbonmatsu

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 23
Phone: +1-508-831-5226
js@wpi.edu
Website

John Sanbonmatsu

John Sanbonmatsu is interested in critical social theory and political philosophy. He would love to talk about philosophy and the meaning of life with anyone who wants to give him a call or sit down with him over coffee. Read more...

Ingrid Shockey

Ingrid K. Shockey

Contact Information:

Project Center, 209
Phone: +1-508-831-6635
ishockey@wpi.edu

Ingrid K. Shockey

Environmental sociologist Ingrid Shockey’s work focuses on natural literacy and interplay of human-wilderness boundaries. Her research concerns have grown to include the extent to which people rely on substitutions for authentic experiences in the wild. Read more...

Seth Tuler

Seth P. Tuler

Contact Information:

Project Center, 211A
Phone: +1-508-831-6444
stuler@wpi.edu

Seth P. Tuler

Seth Tuler’s research focuses on ways to improve the management of environmental risks, primarily concerned with public participation, risk communication, long-term stewardship of contaminated sites, and defining human impacts to risk events. Read more...

Our Staff

Susan Wenc

Contact Information

Project Center
Phone: +1-508-831-6096
sjwenc@wpi.edu

Susan Wenc

  • Administrative Assistant to Director

Higher education has been a passion of mine for some years. Many years after earning a BS in education, I was drawn to graduate studies and earned an MEd in education from Boston College and then a few years later, an MS in counseling psychology from Assumption College.

 

Working with the Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS) program provides me with a wonderful opportunity to promote environmental, sustainability, and social justice issues that are so close to my heart. The ESS program attracts excellent students dedicated to making a difference in the world.

 

WPI students, faculty, and staff exude positive energy and enthusiasm. Such vitality makes WPI a wonderful place to work.

 
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