In addition to being passionate about teaching, WPI professors are committed researchers and scholars with world-class credentials. They bring their research into the classroom and give students an opportunity to get involved. Like their students, they don’t just believe in making the world a better place through science and technology–they’re doing it.

WPI professors inspire and encourage their students as they drive them to higher achievement and greater success. They don’t give students the answers; they show them how to find them.

16

current faculty have been fulbright scholars 

2016-17
#1

Faculty that best combine research and teaching

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (2016)
23

current faculty members have won the NSF Career Award

National Science Foundation (2015)
93%

of full-time faculty have a PhD or terminal degree (2017-18)

WPI Welcomes 38 New Full-Time Faculty Members

Researchers and educators joining the university this fall include Jean King, the new Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Emily Douglas, new head for the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. Learn more about the new faculty class.

A Dynamic Mind

Professor of Mathematical Sciences Konstantin Lurie turns to the natural world for new examples of dynamic materials. Learn more about his life and career in the Winter 2017 issue of the WPI Journal.

Faculty Awards

WPI is proud to have some of the most talented and respected faculty in their respective fields and industries. Our faculty are regularly recognized for their successes by entities such as the National Academy of Engineering, the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Program, and many professional societies. We also recognizes excellence through a variety of award programs that provide the opportunity to acknowledge faculty and to celebrate successes and share accomplishments with the entire WPI community.