American Studies

William Baller

William A. Baller

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Salisbury Laboratories, 408C
Phone: +1-508-831-5145
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
baller@wpi.edu

William A. Baller

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Kristin Boudreau

Kristin Boudreau

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Salisbury Laboratories, 125
Phone: +1-508-831-5246
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
kboudreau@wpi.edu

Kristin Boudreau

Professor Boudreau became Associate Dean of Humanities & Arts in 2012 and teaches HUA writing courses and the Great Problems Seminar’s "Feed the World.” She finds WPI invigorating because the value of the humanities and arts is built into the curriculum. Read more...

Steven Bullock

Steven C. Bullock

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Salisbury Laboratories, 235
Phone: +1-508-831-5482
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
sbullock@wpi.edu

Steven C. Bullock

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Constance Clark

Constance Clark

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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...

Jim Cocola

Jim Cocola

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Salisbury Laboratories, 26
Phone: +1-508-831-5104
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
jcocola@wpi.edu
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Jim Cocola

Jim Cocola teaches courses in literary studies, along with those in American studies, creative writing, film studies, and media studies. Teaching at WPI allows him to be in thought with a unique set of creative, dynamic, and innovative students. Read more...

Joseph Cullon

Joseph F. Cullon

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Salisbury Laboratories, 241
Phone: +1-508-831-2307
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
jcullon@wpi.edu

Joseph F. Cullon

One of Professor Cullon’s students recently called him “strangely fascinating.” He knew that he was strange but he was happy to learn that a student founding his approach to teaching fascinating. He likes to encourage students to see history not as a mass of dead facts but as a vital mode of inquiry and a moral project that has the potential to inform the present as much as illuminate the past. Read more...

Beth  Eddy

Beth Eddy

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Salisbury Laboratories, 223E
Phone: +1-508-831-6729
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
bleddy@wpi.edu

Beth Eddy

Professor Eddy focuses on American pragmatism and American religion. She also enjoys working with students on the moral aspects of the biological sciences. Improving student reading comprehension and writing skills are important to her as a teacher. Read more...

Richard Falco

Richard Falco

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Alden Memorial, 210
Phone: +1-508-831-5794
Fax: +1-508-831-6621
rfalco@wpi.edu

Richard Falco

Richard Falco joined the music faculty in 1979, where he serves as director of Jazz Studies, and is an active teacher and performer. The WPI Stage Band and Jazz Ensemble embrace their roles as international jazz ambassadors. Read more...

James  Hanlan

James P. Hanlan

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Salisbury Laboratories, 028
Phone: +1-508-831-5438
Fax: +1-508-831-5438
jphanlan@wpi.edu
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James P. Hanlan

Professor Hanlan teaches courses in American urban history, American labor history, and the American History survey sequence. He serves as executive secretary of the New England Historical Association. Read more...

Kent Ljungquist

Kent P. Ljungquist

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Salisbury Laboratories, SL223D
Phone: +1-508-831-5383
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
kpl@wpi.edu

Kent P. Ljungquist

Professor Ljungquist teaches courses and seminars on supernatural fiction. What fascinates him are novels, poems, short stories, memoirs, and other forms of literary expression that illuminate and help readers inhabit mental spaces outside themselves. Read more...

Wesley  Mott

Wesley T. Mott

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Salisbury Laboratories, 236
Phone: +1-508-831-5441
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
wmott@wpi.edu

Wesley T. Mott

Professor Mott particularly enjoys WPI’s opportunities to blend teaching, scholarship, and professional and public service on the writers who matter most to him. He sometimes teaches Emerson and Thoreau in his wide range of literature courses. Read more...

Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson

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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...

Lance Schachterle

Lance Schachterle

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Salisbury Laboratories, 027
Phone: +1-508-831-5514
les@wpi.edu

Lance Schachterle

Lance Schachterle enjoys the excitement of the classroom--meeting new students each term, sharing ideas about works of literature that matter, and learning to communicate more effectively. He finds WPI students work harder than most. Read more...

Eunmi Shim

Eunmi Shim

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Alden Memorial, 211
Phone: +1-508-831-5695
eshim@wpi.edu

Eunmi Shim

Professor Shim has taught a variety of courses at WPI, including music history, music theory, world music, and inquiry seminars. She encourages students to develop analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills in understanding music. Read more...

David Spanagel

David I. Spanagel

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Salisbury Laboratories, 239
Phone: +1-508-831-6403
spanagel@wpi.edu

David I. Spanagel

In both his teaching and research, Professor Spanagel enjoys exercising the unique capability history gives us: to ask questions about how the world ever changes. He also likes interacting with students and colleagues in various forms of project work. Read more...

Susan Vick

Susan Vick

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Salisbury Laboratories, 17
Phone: +1-508-831-5682
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
svick@wpi.edu
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Susan Vick

Vick came to WPI in 1981 thinking the job might provide a short bridge to the next phase of her acting, directing, or playwriting career. She remains here mainly due to the unique way faculty forge projects in the lab with undergraduates. Read more...

Douglas Weeks

Douglas G. Weeks

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Alden Memorial, 212
Phone: +1-508-831-5696
Fax: +1-508-831-5995
dweeks@wpi.edu

Douglas G. Weeks

Douglas Weeks is the administrator of music at WPI and in that capacity coordinates music activities and classes. In addition, he directs the WPI Orchestra, Concert Band, and Brass Ensemble. Read more...

 
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