Dr. Angela C. Incollingo Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences who runs WPI’s Stigma, Eating, & Endocrinology Dynamics (SEED) Lab. Her current ongoing research projects investigate ethnic minority stress and cellular aging, 3D food printing applications, and intergenerational consequences of pregnancy-related weight stigma.
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Dr. Gbetonmasse Somasse is an economist and Associate Teaching Professor interested in public policy for the future of work and technology. He is currently working on a WPI signature project through the Public Interest Technology University Network to build a curriculum that prepares engineering students for engagement with policymakers.
Dr. Oleg Pavlov is an Associate Professor with research interests in economics and system dynamics. Recent topics of research for Dr. Pavlov include game-based pedagogical frameworks for promoting systems thinking skills, structural debriefing, and higher education as a complex service system.
Mahamadou Lamine Sagna
Dr. Lamine Sagna is an Associate Professor interested in the “symbolism of money” and the cultural and social values that underpin monetary exchange. In his book, Money and Society, he explores how poor people in France—often from sub-Saharan and North Africa, the French Caribbean, and other European countries—navigate financial uncertainties through cultural and social capital.