Faculty

In addition to being passionate about teaching, WPI professors are committed researchers and scholars with world class credentials. They bring their research into the classroom and give students an opportunity to get involved. Like their students, they don’t just believe in making the world a better place through science and technology–they’re doing it.

WPI professors inspire and encourage their students as they drive them to higher achievement and greater success. They don’t give students the answers; they show them how to find them.

WPI Faculty by the Numbers

  • 91 percent of full-time faculty hold a PhD
  • More than 40 are fellows of top national and international societies
  • Fifteen have won the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award
  • Twelve are Fulbright Scholars

Morgan Teaching and Learning Center

This faculty-led unit strives to maintain the highest level of teaching and learning quality through targeted programs, services, and resources for faculty members and student-teaching assistants.  Learn more...

 
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  • Tanja Dominko

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Tanja Dominko, PhD
    Department: Biology and Biotechnology
    Title: Associate Professor

    With one of the first NIH EUREKA Awards, Dominko is exploring ways to turn adult skin cells into stem-like cells to replace tissue lost to injury or degenerative diseases.

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  • apelian-profile

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Diran Apelian
    Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Title: Howmet Professor

    Apelian, Howmet Professor of Engineering at WPI and director of the WPI Metal Processing Institute, was recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

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  • plummer-profile

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Jeanine Plummer
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Plummer, director of the Environmental Engineering Program, was recently installed as the first Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering.

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  • bitar

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Stephan Bitar
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Adjunct Instructor

    Bitar’s commitment to student success and his great generosity with his time are just two of the reasons he was presented with the 2009 Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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  • dixon

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Anthony Dixon
    Department: Chemical Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Dixon was recently elected a “Fellow of the Institute” by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He also received the 2009 WPI Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Research.

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  • heffernan-profile

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Neil Heffernan
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Associate Professor

    Heffernan, and Professor Christine Heffernan, recently received the Massachusetts Association of School Committees Community Leader Award for their work with Intelligent Tutoring System.

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  • hoy

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Frank Hoy
    Department: Management
    Title: Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Hoy, an internationally known authority on entrepreneurship has received more than $15 million in federal and foundation research awards and contracts for his work.

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