Our Staff

Eric W. Overstr&oumlm

Eric W. Overström

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-5222
ewo@wpi.edu

Eric W. Overström

  • Provost and Senior Vice President

Eric W. Overström was appointed the university's provost and senior vice president in April 2011, after serving as the provost ad interim for the prior academic year. As the chief academic officer, Overström is responsible for the overall quality of teaching and research activity of the university as well as oversight responsibilities for all fourteen academic departments, plus academic support and resource operations. Learn more about the Provost...

 

Deborah J. Graves

Deborah J. Graves

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-5612
djgraves@wpi.edu

Deborah J. Graves

  • Operations Manager, Academic Affairs

Deb joined the Office of the Provost in 1996 after working for many years in the corporate world. In her role as Operations Manager, her primary role is to support the Academic Affairs Division in all operations and assist the Provost with development and implementation of administrative policies and procedures.

Terri Anne Camesano

Terri Anne Camesano

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-5380
terric@wpi.edu

Terri Anne Camesano

  • Dean of Graduate Studies

Terri A. Camesano is the Dean of Graduate Studies at WPI. She oversees Master's and PhD programs, as well as certificates, in over 20 program areas in science, engineering, and business. She is also Professor of Chemical Engineering and director of an interdisciplinary training program IGERT: Training Innovative Leaders in Biofabrication. As Dean, she is the primary advocate for graduate students and programs at WPI.

Arthur Heinricher

Arthur Heinricher

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-5397
heinrich@wpi.edu

Arthur Heinricher

  • Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Arthur Heinricher is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and a Professor of Mathematical Sciences. As dean, he is responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of all aspects of the undergraduate experience at WPI, providing leadership and working with the faculty to implement new undergraduate curricular and structural changes.

Kristin K. Wobbe

Kristin K. Wobbe

Contact Information

Boynton Hall, 108
Phone: +1-508-831-5375
kwobbe@wpi.edu

Kristin K. Wobbe

  • Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Kris works with Dean Heinricher but is particuarly charged with providing special attention to first year students and their transition to college, our award winning first year seminar program and oversight of the Academic Advising office.

Bogdan Vernescu

Bogdan Vernescu

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-6411
vernescu@wpi.edu

Bogdan Vernescu

  • Vice Provost for Research, ad interim

The Vice Provost for Research is responsible for the overall operations and non-financial services that support the research enterprise at WPI, including the Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Technology Transfer, and the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center. The VPR provides the vision and leadership to enhance faculty research efforts and increase WPI's externally sponsored funding.

Kristopher Sullivan

Kristopher Sullivan

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-4862
ksullivan@wpi.edu

Kristopher Sullivan

  • Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Academic Affairs manages multiple ongoing and periodic administrative initiatives in support of the functions of the Office of the Provost. The AVP supports the Provost in the preparation, development and implementation of administrative policies and processes of the division, the evaluation of academic programs and their outcomes, and the management of fiscal and human resources within the division of Academic Affairs.

Carla Mararian

Carla Mararian

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-6674
Fax: +1-508-831-5774
cjmararian@wpi.edu

Carla Mararian

  • Information Analyst

Carla provides information technology support and solutions to the divisions of Academic Affairs by assisting in the design, development, testing and integration of IT tools, applications and products.

Charles J. Kornik

Charles J. Kornik

Contact Information

Boynton Hall, 108
Phone: +1-508-831-5457
cjkornik@wpi.edu

Charles J. Kornik

  • Senior Administrator of Academic Programs

Chuck oversees the development of the undergraduate and graduate course schedules, and monitors the efficiency of classroom assignments. He is a co-administrator of the events-scheduling software, 25Live, used to manage event and academic space at WPI, focusing on calendar publication. Chuck is also the managing editor of WPI's online undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

Sara L. Ringer

Sara L. Ringer

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-5920
slringer@wpi.edu

Sara L. Ringer

  • Operations Manager, Undergraduate Studies

As Operations Manager for the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Sara provides administrative support for the summer academic programs and the student course evaluation process, as well as provides administrative support to the Dean, the Associate Dean and the Director of the Morgan Center for Teaching and Learning.

Susan M. Oppong

Susan M. Oppong

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-4865
soppong@wpi.edu

Susan M. Oppong

  • Operations Coordinator

Susan joined the Provost office in October 2008. She provides direct academic support to the Academic Affairs Operations Manager. In her role, she supports a variety of duties such as preparing faculty appointment letters and payroll paperwork (EPAF), Banner entry for all academic appointments, TA/RA tracking, survey submissions, streamline processes, oversees and creates tutorials for all office procedures, Banner programs and forms. She maintains various tracking systems and works on special projects as needed.

 

Donna Zuidema

Donna Zuidema

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-5222
dzuidema@wpi.edu

Donna Zuidema

  • Administrative Assistant V

Serves as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Provost’s Office.  Manages Provost’s Office electronic  mailbox.  Processes accounting documents such as check requests, Purchasing Card transaction logs, and expense reports.  Additionally, assists staff members with special projects as assigned and maintains the office’s supplies and equipment to keep the office functioning smoothly.

Theona K. Scola

Theona K. Scola

Contact Information

Boynton Hall
Phone: +1-508-831-5784
tkscola@wpi.edu

Theona K. Scola

  • Academic Events Coordinator

Theona's main role is the planning, coordination and implementation of numerous Academic Affairs events and special programs. She is also responsible for website management for the Provost Office, Undergraduate Studies, & the First Year Experience.

Todd S. Keiller

Todd S. Keiller

Contact Information

50 Prescott Street, Room 1303
Phone: +1-508-831-4907
tkeiller@wpi.edu

Todd S. Keiller

  • Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation

The Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation evaluates, protects, markets, and licenses the innovation coming from WPI's research.

Lynda Kelly

Lynda Kelly

Contact Information

50 Prescott Street, Room 1304
Phone: +1-508-831-6788
lkelly@wpi.edu

Lynda Kelly

  • Assistant Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation

In support of the Director, Lynda manages the day to day operations and functions of the office.

 
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