Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) is led by Chief Information Officer Deborah Scott and her team, who provide technology leadership to deliver outstanding IT services that align with and support the strategic mission of the university. The scope of IT at WPI includes:

  • Academic and research computing
  • Enterprise information systems
  • IT services and support
  • Information security
  • Internet access
  • Network operations
  • Server and application hosting
  • Technology for teaching and learning
  • Telecommunications

WPI Information Technology provides the reliability of a standardized computing environment for university administration, and an advanced and flexible technical environment to support the academic and research missions of WPI.

IT Leadership Team

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

Deborah Scott
Chief Information Officer
Phone Ext.: 5531

Jon Bartelson
Assistant CIO, Hosting & Support Services
Phone Ext.: 5725

Sean O’Connor
Assistant CIO, Information Security, Networking & Telecommunications
Phone Ext.: 5115

Mary Beth Harrity
Director, Academic Technology Center
Phone Ext.: 5810

Sia Najafi
Director, Academic & Research Computing
Phone Ext.: 5752

Heidi Startz
IT Operations Manager
Phone Ext.: 6660

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The Office of the CIO is on the 2nd floor of Fuller Labs, Room 213.


The Office of the CIO is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.