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Debora Jackson

From the Dean

The Reverend Debora Jackson, DMin, is Dean of the Business School at WPI. A recognized leader in multiple spheres of influence, Jackson’s experiences sit at the nexus of business and technology with a focus on societal impact. Her research interests center on leadership efficacy realized through reflective practice and womanist leadership frameworks, and womanist theology. View Profile

Diane Strong

Diane M. Strong

Professor & Department Head
Office: Washburn Shops 219
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5573
WPI provides an environment that values both teaching and research, which is ideal for me. I enjoy teaching at WPI because students are interested in learning and willing to work hard. My teaching focuses on how business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations can best use computing technologies, such as database systems, electronic health records systems, and mobile apps. Students in my classes learn to design computing applications that meet the needs of organizations. ... View Profile
Brent French

Brent E. French

Exec Dir, Finance & Operations
As a member of The Business School leadership team, Brent is responsible for accreditation, budgeting, and operations. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Leadership at the Naval War College, and currently serves as an Adjunct Teaching Professor of Teamwork and Leadership.  He earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, an MBA from WPI, and a PhD in Leadership from Antioch University.  Prior to beginning a career in higher education he worked in the information technology sector and served in the military. ... View Profile
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Micah Chase

Micah Chase

Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer
Office: 50 Prescott Street, Room 1328, Worcester MA 01609
Micah Chase has been a founder and CEO for over 25 years successfully growing several startups into multi-million dollar companies. Experience in all phases of an enterprise, B2B, B2C, managing P&L, setting strategic direction, change management, product development, multichannel marketing, business development, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance, and M&A. • Checkerboard Ltd (1992-2017) is a leader in the design and manufacturing of fine social stationery. ... View Profile
Melissa Terrio

Melissa Terrio

Executive Director of Grad Recruitment and Adm
Office: Gateway II at 50 Prescott
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6345
Melissa is responsible for enrollment activities for all on-campus graduate programs at WPI. With over twenty years of experience in recruiting and admissions, Melissa has worked at universities across the United States and in France. Melissa holds an MEd from Northeastern University and a BA in History and French from Boston University. View Profile
Sandra Wellinghoff

Sandra Wellinghoff

Director, MBA and Online Learning
Office: Gateway 2 at 50 Prescott
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5906
Sandy directs WPI's MBA program and all things associated with the MBA including course sequencing, faculty scheduling, blended course residencies and value-added programming. Sandy also heads up outreach to WPI undergrads re BS/MS opportunities in the Business School. Office:  Gateway 2 at 50 Prescott View Profile
Norman Wilkinson

Norman D. Wilkinson

Executive Director
Office: 2nd floor, Washburn
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5957
Norm oversees all things related to the Business School programs, including course scheduling, faculty deployment, and program design. Norm also serves as a counselor to all Business School students. Norm has a J.D. from the University of Connecticut; an M.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University; and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine. Office:  Washburn 215 View Profile
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Erin Wickman

Asst to Dean School ofBusiness
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5918
Serves as assistant to the Dean of the Business School and administrator for the Business School Department Head. Erin's previous work experience includes event planning, technical publishing and graphic design, human resources, marketing, hospitality and disaster services for the American Red Cross National Headquarters. View Profile