James Kevin Doyle

James Kevin Doyle

Associate Professor of Psychology

Social Science & Policy Studies

Office: Salisbury Laboratories 317A

Phone: 508-831-5583

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
Ivon Arroyo

Ivon Arroyo

Associate Professor

Social Science & Policy Studies

Office: Salisbury Labs 317A

Phone: 508-831-6715

A true hybrid across disciplines, professor Arroyo specializes in Learning Sciences, Computer Science and Educational/Cognitive Psychology. Her expertise is in the design of novel technologies for learning and assessment for mathematics, for students throughout the K-12 level. She and her team create intelligent tutoring systems that automatically assess students’ math skills, affective states and metacognitive states, respond to students on the spot, and report strengths and weaknesses (in real time) to the teacher, as students are working on computers or mobile devices. ... View Profile
Erin R Ottmar

Erin R Ottmar

Assistant Professor

Social Science

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, returned to a small liberal arts environment and spent 3 years as a post-doctoral research scientist at the University of Richmond. ... View Profile
Angela C Incollingo Rodriguez

Angela C Incollingo Rodriguez

Assistant Professor

Social Science

Office: Salisbury Labs 317B

Angela Incollingo Rodriguez is an assistant professor of psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. She is also co-director of the Global Public Health minor. She received her PhD in health psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research program uses a biopsychosocial approach to study health and health behaviors. ... View Profile
Jeanine LM Skorinko

Jeanine LM Skorinko

Associate Professor

Director of Psychological Science Program

Social Science

Office: Salisbury Labs 317D

Phone: 508-831-5451

Jeanine Skorinko is an associate professor of psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. She also is the director of the Psychological Science undergraduate 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

Affiliated Faculty

Thomas J. Balistrieri

Adjunct Professor in Social Sciences and IGSD

Interdisciplinary & Global Studies

Office: Varies by term

Phone: 508-831-5540

Scott D Barton

Scott D Barton

Associate Professor of Music

Computer Science

Office: Alden Hall 208

Phone: 508-831-5620

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