Faculty by Name

W. A. Bland Addison, Jr.

W. A. Bland Addison, Jr.

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 238
Phone: +1-508-831-5190
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
addison@wpi.edu
Website

W. A. Bland Addison, Jr.

I believe it is important for American students to understand the philosophical and intellectual foundations of their way of viewing the world and how those cultural perspectives are different from other peoples of the world. Read more...

William Baller

William A. Baller

Contact Information:

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

William A. Baller

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Scott Barton

Scott Barton

Contact Information:

Alden Memorial, 208
Phone: +1-508-831-5620
sdbarton@wpi.edu

Scott Barton

I compose, perform, record, mix and produce electroacoustic music; I am interested in how we can use the tools and techniques of audio production to explore new musical territory. I build mechatronic and robotic musical instruments; I am interested in how we can free electronic music from the world of speakers through computer-controlled automatic mechanical instruments. Read more...

Frederick Bianchi

Frederick W. Bianchi

Contact Information:

Alden Memorial, 205
Phone: +1-508-831-5053
bianchi@wpi.edu

Frederick W. Bianchi

As the director of computer music research, Professor Frederick Bianchi works with students from all disciplines. His particular focus is Virtual Orchestra technology and multichannel sound design. Read more...

Esther Boucher-Yip

Esther F. Boucher-Yip

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 022
Phone: +1-508-831-6573
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
efboucher@wpi.edu

Esther F. Boucher-Yip

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Kristin Boudreau

Kristin Boudreau

Contact Information:

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...

Joel Brattin

Joel J. Brattin

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 24
Phone: +1-508-831-5572
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
jjb@wpi.edu

Joel J. Brattin

Professor Brattin has enjoyed teaching British literature at WPI since 1990 and likes the intelligence and good work ethic of WPI students. He especially enjoys the opportunity to meet and interact with students in small groups and individually. Read more...

Ulrike Brisson

Ulrike Brisson

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 333
Phone: +1-508-831-5742
ubrisson@wpi.edu

Ulrike Brisson

Coming from a family with a long teaching tradition, teaching has always been fundamental to Professor Brisson’s well being. Being a German professor at WPI has been a great privilege because the students are motivated, hardworking, and eager to learn. Read more...

Steven Bullock

Steven C. Bullock

Contact Information:

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

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...

Jim Cocola

Jim Cocola

Contact Information:

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

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...

John Delorey

John F. Delorey

Contact Information:

Alden Memorial, B30
Phone: +1-508-831-5051
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
jfd@wpi.edu

John F. Delorey

John Delorey specializes in early European and American colonial music. When not cavorting through the Renaissance, he is developing new methods of creating a paperless choral environment, filling spare moments with composing and arranging choral music. Read more...

James Dempsey

James Dempsey

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 332
Phone: +1-508-831-5513
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
jdempsey@wpi.edu

James Dempsey

James Dempsey came to academia after 20 years in print journalism and has published fiction, verse, and academic papers. He regards the teaching of writing--academic, journalistic, and creative--as hugely important in the education of a WPI student. Read more...

Jennifer deWinter

Jennifer deWinter

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 15
Phone: +1-508-831-6679
jdewinter@wpi.edu

Jennifer deWinter

Professor deWinter particularly respects WPI’s motto, "Theory and Practice." She believes projects provide a concrete application to abstract knowledge, but strong leaders ponder projects abstractly and connect ideas between disciplines and settings. Read more...

David Dollenmayer

David B. Dollenmayer

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 333
Phone: +1-508-831-5742
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
dbd@wpi.edu

David B. Dollenmayer

Professor Dollenmayer's primary area of scholarly interest is teaching German as a second language and translating contemporary literature of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. He has also written critical books and articles on a number of German writers. Read more...

Beth  Eddy

Beth Eddy

Contact Information:

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...

Michelle Ephraim

Michelle Ephraim

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 237
Phone: +1-508-831-6129
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
ephraim@wpi.edu

Michelle Ephraim

Michelle Ephraim is WPI’s Shakespeare scholar. She is the author of Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage as well as numerous articles on 16th- and 17th-century literature. Professor Ephraim also teaches creative and expository writing. Read more...

Brenton Faber

Brenton Faber

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 19
Phone: +1-508-831-4930
bdfaber@wpi.edu

Brenton Faber

Professor Faber believes the human dynamics of organizations are perplexing and shifting aggregations of history, experience, and intention. His work attempts to approach, describe, and offer interventions for contemporary problems within human systems. Read more...

Richard Falco

Richard Falco

Contact Information:

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...

Joseph Farbrook

Joseph Farbrook

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 207
Phone: +1-508-831-5773
farbrook@wpi.edu
Website

Joseph Farbrook

Professor Farbrook came to WPI in 2006. He especially enjoys teaching at WPI because of the exciting and innovative approaches that students from many different disciplines take when tackling an artistic problem or concept. 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...

Erika Hanlan

Erika A. S. Hanlan

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 18
Phone: +1-508-831-5440
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
erikastone@wpi.edu

Erika A. S. Hanlan

As administrator of theatre technology, Erika oversees the technical and managerial aspects of the productions in WPI's Little Theatre. She brings together students with diverse backgrounds and interests to work together toward the common goal of a theatrical production. Read more...

James  Hanlan

James P. Hanlan

Contact Information:

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

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...

Peter Hansen

Peter H. Hansen

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 107
Phone: +1-508-831-5481
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
phansen@wpi.edu

Peter H. Hansen

Peter Hansen has published widely on colonialism, cross-cultural encounters, documentaries, and western encounters with Tibet. He is also working on a cultural history of Everest in the 20th century and historical perspectives on climate change and the "Anthropocene." Read more...

Lorraine Higgins

Lorraine D. Higgins

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, SL20
Phone: +1-508-831-5503
LDH@wpi.edu

Lorraine D. Higgins

My field is rhetoric; I challenge students to see writing as a form of inquiry and problem solving. It is not simply window dressing for ideas they already have, but a way to create and test ideas and to engage in a dialogue with a community of readers. Read more...

Kent Ljungquist

Kent P. Ljungquist

Contact Information:

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...

Aarti Madan

Aarti S. Madan

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 03
Phone: +1-508-831-6587
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
amadan@wpi.edu
Website

Aarti S. Madan

Though Professor Madan’s primary area of research includes Latin American literary and cultural studies, particularly the intersection of literature and geography in 19th-century narrative, at WPI she teaches all things Spanish. Read more...

Ryan Madan

Ryan Smith Madan

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 02
Phone: +1-508-831-6561
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
ryanmadan@wpi.edu

Ryan Smith Madan

In Professor Ryan Madan’s research, he is interested in the philosophies of writing we inculcate in our students and in the ways those theories implicitly inform how writing instruction is positioned within school curricula. Read more...

Vincent Manzo

Vincent "V.J." Manzo

Contact Information:

Alden Memorial, 209
Phone: +1-508-831-6575
vjmanzo@wpi.edu
Website

Vincent Manzo

V.J. Manzo is a composer and guitarist with research interests in theory and composition, artificial intelligence, interactive music systems, and music cognition. His research publications focus on the creation and implementation of interactive music systems for composition, performance, and pedagogy, and he is the author of several interactive multimedia projects. Read more...

Ingrid Matos-Nin

Ingrid E. Matos-Nin

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 5
Phone: +1-508-831-5356
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
imatos@wpi.edu

Ingrid E. Matos-Nin

WPI students have highly inquisitive minds, making Professor Matos-Nin’s job a rewarding, challenging, and pleasant undertaking. Her classes are small communities of learning, where her role is to guide and facilitate the process. Read more...

Jennifer McWeeny

Jennifer McWeeny

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 330
Phone: +1-508-831-5215
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
jmcweeny@wpi.edu

Jennifer McWeeny

Jennifer McWeeny is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Humanities and Arts Department. Her training in philosophy is pluralistic in nature, engaging work from a variety of schools and traditions including Continental philosophy, analytic philosophy, feminist philosophy, and Asian and comparative philosophies. The philosophers that she most admires are Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Margaret Cavendish, and María Lugones. Read more...

Wesley  Mott

Wesley T. Mott

Contact Information:

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...

Svetlana Nikitina

Svetlana Nikitina

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 35
Phone: +1-508-831-5939
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
svetlana@wpi.edu

Svetlana Nikitina

Professor Nikitina teaches a variety of English, American, and comparative literature courses and is involved in the First-Year Experience Program, teaching Grand Challenges Seminar: Sustainable Development for the 21st Century. Read more...

Geoffrey Pfeifer

Geoffrey Pfeifer

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 327B
Phone: +1-508-831-4931
gpfeifer@wpi.edu

Geoffrey Pfeifer

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Tina-Marie Ranalli

Tina-Marie Ranalli

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 238
Phone: +1-508-831-5190
tranalli@wpi.edu
Website

Tina-Marie Ranalli

My primary specialization is medieval French literature. I am a heritage speaker of Italian and my language competencies also include medieval and modern English, French, and German, as well as Latin. My teaching is informed by my study and travel in various francophone and Germanic countries and Italy. Read more...

Angel Rivera

Angel A. Rivera

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 016
Phone: +1-508-831-5779
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
arivera@wpi.edu
Website

Angel A. Rivera

Professor Rivera has been conducting research on 19th- and 20th-century Spanish Caribbean literature and theories related to the exploration of limits or borders (i.e., the edges or places where multiple cultures touch or come into contact). 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...

Josh Rosenstock

Josh Pablo Rosenstock

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 208
Phone: +1-508-831-5584
jrosen@wpi.edu
Website

Josh Pablo Rosenstock

  • Associate Director of Interactive Media & Game Development
  • Associate Professor, Humanities & Arts

In 2005, Josh joined the faculty of WPI as one of the first hires in the Interactive Media and Game Development program and as the first studio art professor in WPI's history! He has greatly enjoyed helping the IMGD program grow and mature. 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...

M. David Samson

M. David Samson

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 014
Phone: +1-508-831-5370
samson@wpi.edu

M. David Samson

Professor Samson teaches art history, and his scholarship is in the history of architecture, especially the modern period. He studies and explains the moments of transition when styles change, and the spread of avant-garde creations into general currency. 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...

Lance Schachterle

Lance Schachterle

Contact Information:

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...

Ruth Smith

Ruth Lynette Smith

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 108
Phone: +1-508-831-5214
Fax: +1-508-831-5932
rsmith@wpi.edu

Ruth Lynette Smith

Professor Ruth Smith works in the Philosophy and Religion group in the Humanities and Arts Department at WPI and is also affiliated with Rhetoric and Writing programs. Interests in linguistics have shaped her attention to moral theories and practices as questions of grammar. Read more...

Eunmi Shim

Eunmi Shim

Contact Information:

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

Contact Information:

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

Contact Information:

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

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

Contact Information:

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...

Associated Faculty

Please note: All phone extensions start with +1-508-831-.

Faculty E-mail Ext. Office Title
Bigonah, Roshanak rbigonah 6131 Salisbury Laboratories 31 Adjunct Teaching Professor
Blumhofter, Jonathan     jblumhofer 5695 Alden Memorial 211 Adjunct Teaching Professor
Brahimi, Mohamed mbrahimi 2308 Salisbury Laboratories 241 Adjunct Instructor
Buono, Paul S. psbuono 5140 Alden Memorial 215 Adjunct Instructor
Burton, Scott             Alden Memorial  
Cullon, Joseph F. jcullon 2307 Salisbury Laboratories 241 Adjunct Teaching Professor
Forgeng, Jeffrey L. jforgeng 5442 Salisbury Laboratories 08 Adjunct Teaching Professor
Gray, Deborah E. degray 5780 Salisbury Laboratories 08A Adjunct Instructor
Greene, Rebekah     rgreene 5388 Salisbury Laboratories 035 Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer
Harmon, Joshua jharmon 5852 Salisbury Laboratories 022  Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer
Halpine, Margarita mhalpine 6132 Salisbury Laboratories 13 Adjunct Teaching Professor
Hatch Moysey, Monica monicahatch 5140 Alden Memorial 215 Adjunct Instructor
Johnson, Lukas ljohnson2 5053 Alden Memorial 208 Adjunct Instructor
Keller, Marie T. mkeller 5436 Salisbury Laboratories 106 Adjunct Teaching Professor
Kirby, Paul E. pkirby 5436 Salisbury Laboratories 106 Adjunct Instructor
Li, Haihong       Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer
Lynch, Shawn       smlynch 5388 Salisbury Labs 035 Adjunct Teaching Professor
McCarthy, Barbara L. rnjoroge 5939 Salisbury Laboratories 35 Adjunct Instructor
Montross, Constance  cmmontross 5779  Salisbury Laboratories 16  Adjunct Teaching Professor 
Policelli, Joseph R. jrp 5140 Alden Memorial 215 Adjunct Instructor
Ranalli, Tina-Marie      tranalli  5190  Salisbury Laboratories 238 Adjunct Teaching Professor 
Reinhardt, Jo Ellen jreinhardt 5436 Salisbury Laboratories 106 Adjunct Instructor
Runstrom, Scott P. runstrom 5436 Salisbury Laboratories 106 Adjunct Instructor
Solbakken, Elisabeth     esolbakken 5871 Salisbury Laboratories 234 Adjunct Teaching Professor
Vaudreuil, Alan anvaudreuil 5140 Alden Memorial 215 Adjunct Instructor
Warren, Maria C. mcwarren 6132 Salisbury Laboratories 13 Adjunct Instructor
Watters, James E. jed 5388 Salisbury Laboratories 035 Adjunct Instructor
Welu, James     jawelu  5388 Salisbury Laboratories 035    Adjunct Teaching Professor
Xin, Xin xxin 2306 Salisbury Laboratories 241 Adjunct Instructor
Zinn, Jeff W. jz 5388 Salisbury Laboratories 035

Adjunct Instructor

Faculty Emeritus

Faculty E-mail Ext. Office Title
Curran, Louis J. lcurran Professor Emeritus of Music
Fontanella, Lee lf Professor Emeritus of Spanish
Hayes, Edmund M. ehayes Professor Emeritus of English
Heventhal, Charles R. crh Professor Emeritus of English
Manfra, JoAnn jmanfra Professor Emeritus of History
McKay, David P. Professor Emeritus of Music
Menides, Laura J. lmenides Professor Emeritus of English
Parkinson, E. Malcolm emp Professor Emeritus of History
Shannon, Thomas A. tshannon Professor Emeritus of Religion
Sokal, Michael M. tshannon Professor Emeritus of Religion