Meet the Team

Leadership Team

Dean of Graduate Studies,
Graduate Studies

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5380

Terri A. Camesano has been the Dean of Graduate Studies at WPI since 2014, and was the inaugural full-time Dean of Graduate Studies. In her current role, she oversees Graduate Admissions, Graduate Student Professional Development, Online Graduate Education, and Professional Education. Dean Camesano is also the primary advocate for our 2000+ graduate students, and oversees Master's, PhD, and Certificate programs in all areas of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Business. Dean Camesano is also faculty in Chemical Engineering, and has been at WPI since 2000. 

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Operations Manager,
Graduate Studies

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4681

Debbie supports the dean of Graduate Studies. In this role, she provides organizational and administrative assistance and manages a range of special projects and activities. Her responsibilities include providing financial management support, overseeing the graduate travel fund, and coordinating graduate student events. Debbie brings more than 20 years of experience in retail and business environments. She is the former owner and operator of a full-service bridal shop, and previously served as a flight attendant for United Airlines. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with her ...

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Associate Vice President, Graduate Studies,
Graduate Studies

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4671

Stacy Chiaramonte is the Associate Vice President for WPI’s Graduate & Professional Studies.  Stacy is responsible for strategy development and implementation of student-centric education programs, including programs for post-traditional students online. During Stacy’s tenure, WPI Online has doubled the number of programs offered and grown the number of enrolled students while increasing student support and quality.  Stacy holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a MBA from Babson College.

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Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies,
Graduate Studies

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6360

As the Director of Graduate Student Professional Development, my mission is to design, facilitate, and lead high quality professional development programming that meets the needs for WPI’s amazing graduate students so that they are best equipped to identify their best career fit and develop the competencies needed to advance their careers. I received my PhD in Molecular Pharmacology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and have expertise in graduate-level career and professional development.     

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Executive Director of Grad Recruitment and Adm,
Graduate Admissions

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6345

Melissa is responsible for enrollment activities for all BS/MS and PhD graduate programs at WPI, as well as admissions for graduate studies and graduate student success. 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.

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Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5061

Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at WPI since 2021.  In this role, Dr. Wyglinski's activities primarily focus on devising sustainable, scalable, and innovative solutions for enabling individuals to pursue graduate degree programs in support of their professional development goals.  Several of these activities include the creation of an Experiential PhD framework enabling full-time industry practitioners to simultaneously pursue part-time doctoral studies, implementation of interdisciplinary PhD programs focused on emerging areas involving cross-cutting ...

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Graduate Admissions & Enrollment

Works with prospective students.

Associate Director, Enrollment, Online and Corporate Education

Phone: +1 (508) 8316912

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Danielle for the following programs: Business Administration (MBA), Financial Technology, Information Security Management, Information Technology, Management, Operations and Supply Chain Analytics (MS), Supply Chain Analytics, Supply, Chain Essentials, Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering Leadership, Systems Modeling. Visit my profile to schedule a time to talk. 

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Sr. Assistant Director, Enrollment, Online and Corporate Education

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Lisanne for the following programs: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Biology & Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering (MEng), Bioscience Management, Business Analytics, Chemistry, Innovation with User Experience (IUX), Interactive Media & Game Design (MFA), Interactive Media & Game Development, Life Science Management, Medicinal Plant Chemistry. Visit my profile to schedule a time to talk.

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Associate Director, Enrollment,
Graduate Admissions

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Hillary for the following programs: Financial Mathematics, Fire Protection Engineering, Industrial Mathematics, Learning Sciences & Technologies, Mathematics for Educators (MME), Mathematics for Educators (MMED), Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering for Technical Leaders (METL), Neuroscience, System Dynamics, System Dynamics & Innovation Management. Visit my profile to schedule a time to talk.

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Assistant Director, Enrollment, Online and Corporate Education

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Michael for the following programs: Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Professional MS), Computer Science, Computer Science (MCS), Cybersecurity, Data Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering (MEng), Nuclear Science & Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Power Systems Engineering (MEng), or Power Systems Management. Visit my profile to schedule a time to talk . 

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Assistant Director-Academic Services, Online and Corporate Education

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Leslie for the following programs: Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Statistics, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering (MEng), Community Climate Adaptation, Construction Project Management, Environmental Engineering, Global Public Health - Potential Launch AY 23, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Process Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, Physics for Educators, Robotics Engineering, Science and Technology for Innovation in Global Developmentrs ...

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Student Success

Works with current students.

Assistant Director, Student Success, Online and Corporate Education

Once you begin your journey, your Student Success Manager will remain with you throughout the duration of your program and work closely with you to ensure you are provided with all the information and tools needed for your program. Kira works with the following programs: Business Analytics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Medicinal Plant Chemistry, Power Systems Engineering. 

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Assistant Director, Student Success, Online and Corporate Education

Phone: +1 (508) 8316384

Once you begin your journey, your Student Success Manager will remain with you throughout the duration of your program and work closely with you to ensure you are provided with all the information and tools needed for your program. Samantha works with the following programs: Aerospace Engineering, Biology & Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing, Bioscience Management, Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management, Fire Protection Engineering, Innovation with User Experience, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.  

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Elizabeth Giangrande
Assistant Director, Student Success, Online and Corporate Education

Phone: +1 (508) 8316281

Once you begin your journey, your Student Success Manager will remain with you throughout the duration of your program and work closely with you to ensure you are provided with all the information and tools needed for your program. Elizabeth works with the following programs: Chemical Engineering, Computational Media, Cyber Security, Interactive Media & Game Development, Learning Sciences & Technology, Management, Marketing & Innovation, Neuroscience, Physics, Physics for Educators, Science & Technology for Innovation in Global Development, Supply Chain Management.

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Sr. Assistant Director, Student Success, Online and Corporate Education

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6532

Once you begin your journey, your Student Success Manager will remain with you throughout the duration of your program and work closely with you to ensure you are provided with all the information and tools needed for your program. Lori works with the following programs: Data Science, Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering Leadership, Supply Chain Analytics, Supply Chain Essentials, and Robotics Engineering.  In addition, Lori is the Academic Coach for master’s students in all programs helping them to set goals, plan action steps, and make habitual change.

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Technology & Business Systems

Business Systems Analyst,
Graduate Studies

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5260

As Operations Specialist, Allyson serves as the primary on-site expert and liaison for the career services management tool (CSM) and oversees all functions of the database. In addition, she manages the office’s First Destination Report, summer internship survey, and is the primary contact for related data requests.  In conjunction with the Operations Team, she supports employer recruiting activities like on campus interviews and information sessions.  Lastly, Allyson leads several events and career fairs and meets with students regarding Handshake. Prior to this role, Allyson served as Senior ...

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Graduate Studies Marketing

Professional Education

Faculty Support & Scheduling