Project Center, 2nd floor
Anne T. Ogilvie
- Director of Global Operations
Anne Ogilvie oversees operations, risk management, and program administration for the Global Perspective Program. Previously, she was the International Director of Field Management at Earthwatch Institute. Anne has expertise overseeing program operations and safety for research and education programs on six continents. She holds a BS in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MS in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University.
- Assistant Director, Global Perspective Program
I work with the Dean of the Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division (IGSD), the Director of Global Operations, our project center directors, and faculty advisors to ensure that WPI students complete projects through the Global Perspective Program in safe, well-managed, and sustainable ways. This entails a lot of things, but one of my favorites is preparing our students for the cultural, social, and logistical challenges that are part of a study abroad experience. Living and working abroad – especially on the kinds of projects WPI students do – should be an enriching experience that expands students’ knowledge of the world, and their awareness of the diversity of life. It’s my responsibility to help ensure that everything is in place to foster a positive and productive off-campus project experience. I also enjoy speaking with and meeting parents who have questions about our application process, the project center their student is going to, the living arrangements, the expenses associated with the projects, and many other issues. My newest and best interest in life is my daughter Madison! Learning how to be a Mom is spiritual, amazing, hilarious, fascinating, and so much more. Chocolate, cooking, NPR, shopping, dogs, jazz, poetry... these are also things I love.
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- Administrative Assistant to the Dean of IGSD
Kelly supports the Dean of the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division including organizing the Dean's calendar and managing projects and communications. She is responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the department's financial records. Kelly is also knowledgeable in all office procedures and projects and is here to answer any of your questions. In her spare time Kelly enjoys being outdoors year round. Camping, hiking, biking, geocaching and skiing are some of her favorite activities.
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- Administrative Assistant V
Deb serves as Administrative Assistant and receptionist in the IGSD. She assists faculty and staff in the administration of the IQP. Deb works with the Assistant Director of the Global Perspective Program in coordinating the IQP application process. She is responsible for scheduling orientations for students participating in Off-campus project centers, and collecting and maintaining student and faculty travel information and documentation.
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- Administrative Assistant
Ruth assists the IGSD faculty with events, program and course development. Ruth also coordinates the IGSD Brown bag lunch series with Prof. Peet, the on campus IQP fair and Presidents’ IQP awards with Prof. Rissmiller. She also serves as the secretary of the Institutional Review Board and processes all of the applications. In her spare time Ruth enjoys the great outdoors and loves spending time at the beach with her family.
Project Center, 2nd Level
- Administrative Assistant
Susan Wenc serves as Administrative Assistant to Anne Ogilvie, Director of Global Operations. In collaboration with the faculty, Susan facilitates and administers the MQP and ISRP application, acceptance and departure processes. She updates the Going Global @WPI Project Center Handbooks for each term as well as the Advisor’s Handbook. Along with her responsibilities in IGSD, Susan assists Rob Krueger, Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. She also maintains the IGSD and Environmental and Sustainability Studies websites and administers the ESS Facebook page. Prior to coming to WPI, Susan worked for non-profits and has been with IGSD since 2007.