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James Doyle

James Kevin Doyle

Associate Professor
Office: Salisbury Laboratories 317A
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5583
I am a social psychologist trained in the interdisciplinary field of judgment and decision making. I am particularly interested in how people develop an understanding of complex environmental and societal problems and how their "mental models" of complex systems can best be studied and improved to aid both personal and public decision making. I firmly believe that environmental and social problems can't be solved without understanding how they are represented in the mind and identifying what cognitive processes people bring to bear upon them. ... View Profile
Angela Incollingo Rodriguez

Angela C Incollingo Rodriguez

Assistant Professor
Office: Salisbury Labs 317B
Angela Incollingo Rodriguez is an assistant professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences and Neurosceince. In addition to collaborating on interdisciplinary research teams across campus - including the Chronic Pain Research Group - she also directs her own lab - the WPI Stigma Eating & Endocrinology Dynamics (SEED) Lab. Her research program uses a biopsychosocial approach to study health and health behaviors. ... View Profile
Erin Ottmar

Erin R Ottmar

Assistant Professor
Office: 100 Institute RD
Erin Ottmar is an assistant professor of psychology and learning sciences at WPI. She received her BA in psychology and elementary education from the University of Richmond. After college, she spent several years teaching in Ecuador and Japan. In 2011, she received her PhD in Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science from the University of Virginia. After graduate school, spent 3 years as a post-doctoral research scientist at the University of Richmond. ... View Profile
Stacy Shaw

Stacy Shaw

Assistant Professor-Social Science
Stacy Shaw's research focuses on understanding creative thinking in mathematics, how anxiety and other threat experiences affect mathematical cognition and reasoning, as well as how classroom experiences can affect performance and learning in STEM. She graduated with her Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA in 2020, and is an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science, Catalyst for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, and a part of the Better Book research team for the Coursekata project.  View Profile
Jeanine Skorinko

Jeanine LM Skorinko

Professor- Social Science
Office: Salisbury Labs 317D
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5451
Jeanine Skorinko is a professor of psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. She also is the director of the Psychological & Cognitive Science program. She received her PhD in social psychology at the University of Virginia. Her research program attempts to understand how factors in our social environment, especially those factors we are unaware of, influence decisions and interpersonal interactions. ... View Profile

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Thomas Balistrieri, Assistant Professor DIGS

Thomas J. Balistrieri

Assistant Teaching Professor-Interdisciplinary
Office: Varies by term
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5540
Professor Balistrieri has served as a vice-president of student personnel, a dean of students at two universities, a director of counseling at four universities, has served as an NCAA 1 track and cross country coach, has served as a graduate and undergraduate professor at five different universities and has served as a management development consultant for seven years at a corporation of 5,000 employees. ... View Profile
Scott Barton

Scott D Barton

Associate Professor- Arts, Communications, and Humanities
Office: Alden Hall 208
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5620
I compose, perform, record, mix and produce electroacoustic music; I am interested in how we can use the tools and techniques of audio production to explore new musical territory. I build mechatronic and robotic musical instruments; I am interested in how we can free electronic music from the world of speakers through computer-controlled automatic mechanical instruments. I conduct research and experiments that explore how our cognitive and perceptual processes affect our musical experience; I am interested in how we can use such research to guide our compositional and analytic activities. ... View Profile