From the Dean

Why earn a business degree at a technological university? We live in a world that depends on technology to attract customers, build businesses, and improve productivity.

As a WPI Foisie Business School graduate, you’ll build your expertise in technology as a way to solve complex human problems. Our undergraduate and graduate project- based programs are designed to develop leaders who can see opportunities, harness technology and drive change.

Armed with a unique way to think like an entrepreneur in a global world, our alumni are recruited by prestigious corporations, start-up companies and organizations. Many graduates launch their own businesses.

I encourage you to find out more by speaking with our Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions Teams today.

— Michael J. Ginzberg

Michael J. Ginzberg

Michael J. Ginzberg

Professor and Dean, Foisie Business School

Professor of Technology Management

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn 215A

Phone: 508-831-5218

As Dean of the Foisie Business School, I have overall responsibility for strategy development and execution for this unique business school. ... View Profile
Amy Z. Zeng

Amy Z. Zeng

Professor and Assistant Dean

Interim Department Head
Area Head for Operations and Industrial Engineering (OIE)

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn Shops 308

Phone: 508-831-5218, 508-831-6117

I hold multiple administrative roles at the Foisie Business School, including Assistant Dean, Interim Department Head, and Area Head for Operations and Industrial Engineering (OIE). For my first two roles, I oversee the School's AACSB related efforts for continuous improvement; coordinate the collaborations with other academic units on campus as well as with global partners; and manage and improve all the degree programs pertinent to various facets such as faculty, curriculum, student, alumni, and employers. ... View Profile
Brent E. French

Brent E. French

Director of Finance & Operations

Adjunct Teaching Professor

Foisie Business School

Office: Gateway 2 at 50 Prescott Street, 1311

Phone: 508-831-5792

Brent manages the $8M FBS budget and operations for 40+ people assigned to the School.  He’s a WPI grad (MBA, 2006) and teaches organizational behavior and leadership.  Brent is a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve and is assigned to USAF Headquarters at the Pentagon.  Formerly an Associate Professor at the Naval War College, Brent also spent 16 years working in a Fortune 500 information technology firm. View Profile
Melissa Terrio

Melissa Terrio

Director of Recruiting and Admissions

Foisie Business School

Phone: 508-831-6345

Melissa is responsible for all recruiting and admissions activities for the graduate programs at the Foisie Business School. 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.

Norman Wilkinson

Norman Wilkinson

Executive Director

Foisie Business School

Phone: 508-831-5218, 508-831-5957

Norm oversees all things related to FBS programs, including course scheduling, faculty deployment, and program design. Norm also serves as a counselor to all FBS 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

Erin Wickman

Erin Wickman

Asst to Dean School ofBusiness

Foisie Business School

Phone: 508-831-5918

Serves as assistant to the Dean of the Foisie Business School and also provides administrative support to the Director of Collaborative of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Technical Advisor Network.

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.