Faculty

John Orr

John A. Orr

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 214
Phone: +1-508-831-5273
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
orr@wpi.edu

John A. Orr

The reason that we are all in education is the students. There is a real sense of mutual fulfillment when our students accomplish something significant. Our great responsibility is educating students who will be leaders, scientists, engineers, and innovators. 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...

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...

David DiBiasio

David DiBiasio

Contact Information:

Goddard Hall, 125
Phone: +1-508-831-5372
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
dibiasio@wpi.edu

David DiBiasio

My research involves educational scholarship. That includes understanding learning in hands-on labs compared to virtual or remotely operated labs; learning in international contexts; and how safety, ethics, and social responsibility can be effectively integrated into the chemical engineering curriculum. WPI is a great place to conduct this type of work because of our project-based program, our extensive global perspective program, and our philosophy of student-centered learning. 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...

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...

Scott Jiusto

Scott Jiusto

Contact Information:

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

Scott Jiusto

My teaching, research, and community engagement is integrated through my participation in WPI’s Global Projects Program, where I help students prepare for and conduct projects in places such as London, Venice, Puerto Rico, Denmark, Washington and Worcester. Through the WPI Cape Town Project Centre, especially, I see my work as an exercise in “Shared Action Learning.” Read more...

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...

Taskin Padir

Taskin Padir

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 229
Phone: +1-508-831-6427
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
tpadir@wpi.edu
Website

Taskin Padir

WPI is the perfect school to start a multidisciplinary robotics engineering program. Our students are hardworking and eager to learn. The size of the school makes it possible for students to receive personal attention with their studies from WPI’s dedicated faculty and staff. 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...

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...

Kenneth Stafford

Kenneth Alan Stafford

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 011
Phone: +1-508-831-6122
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
stafford@wpi.edu

Kenneth Alan Stafford

  • Associate Director, Robotics Engineering
  • Associate Professor, 

Ken’s research interests include low-speed aerodynamics, mechanical systems for autonomy and robotic dexterity, continuously variable transmission design, super-charging and hybridization of vehicle power systems, and K-12 pre-engineering curricula development. He relishes student interaction through teaching and academic and nonacademic projects. Read more...

Richard Vaz

Richard F. Vaz

Contact Information:

Project Center, 2nd Floor
Phone: +1-508-831-5344
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
vaz@wpi.edu

Richard F. Vaz

While I enormously enjoyed teaching courses on signals, communication, controls, and design at the undergraduate and graduate levels, over time my interests in interdisciplinary teaching and learning and international education resulted in increasing involvement in WPI’s Student Project programs, both on campus and elsewhere. Read more...

 
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