Promotions and Appointments
Arthur Heinricher, professor of mathematical sciences, has been appointed associate dean for the first year experience, a new position created to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the academic experience for first-year students at WPI. Heinricher, who joined the WPI faculty in 1992, has a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from the University of Missouri at St. Louis and a PhD in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University. At WPI, his teaching has focused on first- and secondyear students. He has been director of the university’s Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics since 2003.
Professor Kent Rissmiller of the Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies has been named associate dean for the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division (IGSD). Rissmiller joined the faculty in 1988, with a JD degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center and a PhD in political science from Syracuse University. He came to WPI after a year of teaching at New Mexico State University. He has taught American government, public policy, public law, and political theory. Throughout his time at WPI, Rissmiller has devoted significant effort to teaching and advising IQP projects within IGSD. He has advised nearly 90 IQPs throughout the world.
President Dennis Berkey announced the promotions of various members of the university’s senior leadership team.
Tracy Hassett has been promoted to vice president for human resources. Hassett, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), has also been elected assistant secretary of the corporation. Linda Carre Looft has been promoted to assistant vice president for government and community relations. Stephanie Pasha has been promoted to chief of staff in the President’s Office; she was elected secretary of the corporation. Jeffrey Solomon has been promoted to executive vice president. Kristin Tichenor has been promoted to vice president for enrollment management.Maintained by email@example.com