Faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences use their expertise, diverse perspectives, and commitment to excellence in higher education to WPI's classrooms and labs. Collaboration across disciplines and across the university means A&S faculty leverage their work so it has the greatest beneficial impact on people and communities all over the world.
Faculty Awards & Achievements
Gottlieb and Rundensteiner Named William B. Smith Professors
Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science, and Roger S. Gottlieb, professor of philosophy, have been named William B. Smith Professors. The distinguished William B. Smith Professorships were established by the estate of William Binns Smith, a local entrepreneur and 20th century industrialist.
2020 Board of Trustees' Award for Academic Advising
Gillian Smith, director of the IMGD program and associate professor of computer science, is an award-winning video game designer with expertise in computational creativity, computer science education, and the intersection of traditional crafts and computation.
2020 Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship
Jagan Srinivasan, professor of biology & biotechnology, is an established researcher who uses cutting-edge tools to decipher how the nervous system detects, interprets, and transmits olfactory information that impacts behavior.
2020 Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize
Kristin Boudreau, professor of humanities & arts, is the author of three books and numerous articles on American literature as well as articles on engineering education
2021 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Teaching
Esther Boucher-Yip, associate teaching professor of humanities & arts, teaches courses in the professional writing program and academic English for international students
2021 Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award
Joshua Rohde, assistant teaching professor of humanities & arts and director of choral activities, was honored for using music to encourage students’ engagement with social justice issues.