Leadership Team

Terri Camesano
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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Deborah Baron
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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Rory Flinn
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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Melissa Terrio
Assistant Dean, Academic Services, 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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Alexander Wyglinski
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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Daniel Richer
Executive Director of Enrollment Strategy, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8315115

Danny is responsible for the successful marketing and recruitment of WPI’s graduate programs by providing direction and strategy for the enrollment team.  He has a B.A. from Providence College, an M.A. from the University of San Francisco, and an Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska.

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Graduate Admissions & Student Engagement and Recruiting

Works with prospective students

Hillary Lyons
Senior Associate Director, Graduate Studies, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8316507

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs?Please contact Hillary for the following programs: Artificial Intelligence Visit my profile to schedule a time to talk. 

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Michael Navarrete
Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Recruiting, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8314901

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Michael for the following master's programs: Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Business Administration (MBA and MBA in Analytics), Business Analytics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Technology (FinTech), Industrial Mathematics, Information Security Management, Information Technology, Operations & Supply Chain Analytics.Visit my profile to schedule a time to talk (via Zoom).

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Tom Bolio
Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Recruiting, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8314948

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Tom for the following programs: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Biology & Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing, Biomedical Engineering, Bioscience Management, Computer Science, Computer Science (MCS), Chemistry, Chemistry (Medicinal Plant Chemistry concentration), Cybersecurity, Data Science, Life Science Management, and Neuroscience.Visit my profile to schedule a time to talk via Zoom.  

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Leslie Mora
Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Recruiting, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8316509

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Leslie for the following programs: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, and Systems Engineering. Visit my profile to schedule a time to talk .

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Liz Desrosiers
Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Recruiting, Graduate Studies Online

Looking for more information on one of our graduate programs? Please contact Liz for the following programs: Fire Protection Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering (MS and MEng), Community Climate Adaptation, Science & Technology for Innovation in Global Development, Global Health, Learning Sciences & Technologies, Mathematics for Educators (MME & MMED), Applied Physics, Physics, Physics for Educators, Interactive Media & Game Design (MFA), Interactive Media & Game Development, Master of Architecture (M. Arch.), Nuclear Science & Engineering, Power ...

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Student Success

Works with current students.

Greg Cesar
Senior Associate Director, Graduate Studies, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8315856

Once you begin your journey, I will work with you throughout the duration of your program.  My goal is to work closely with you to ensure you are provided with all the information and tools needed for your program. Here is a list of programs that I support: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/graduate/meet-the-team/student-success-manager

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Kira Clary
Assistant Director, Student Success, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8314835

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, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Medicinal Plant Chemistry, Power Systems Engineering. 

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Samantha Doherty
Assistant Director, Student Success, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8316384

Once you begin your journey, I will work with you throughout the duration of your program.  My goal is to work closely with you to ensure you are provided with all the information and tools needed for your program. Here is a list of programs that I support:  https://www.wpi.edu/academics/graduate/meet-the-team/student-success-manager

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Elizabeth Giangrande
Assistant Director, Student Success, Graduate Studies Online

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, Chemistry, Computational Media, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Interactive Media & Game Design, Interactive Media & Game Development, Learning Sciences & Technology, Management, Marketing & Innovation, Medicinal Plant Chemistry, Neuroscience, Physics, ...

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Lori Kendall-Taylor
Sr. Assistant Director, Student Success, Graduate Studies Online

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 an Academic Coach for masters and PhD students in all programs helping them to set goals, plan action steps, and make habitual changes.

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Meghan Sweeney
Assistant Director, Student Success, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8316801

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. Meghan works with the following programs: Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Medicinal Plant Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, and Operations and Supply Chain Analytics. 

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Cam Rouleau
Assistant Director, Student Success, Graduate Studies Online

Phone: +1 (508) 8316911

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. Cam works with the following programs: Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering.

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Jane Lesniewski
Assistant Director, Student Success, Graduate Studies

Phone: +1 (508) 8315099

Jane is the Student Success Manager for first and second year PH.D. students.  In this role, Jane supports students on their academic path with helpful information and connection to resources.  She is passionate about helping students achieve their goals.  Jane earned a B.A. from the College of Wooster and an M.A. from Boston College.  

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Technology & Business Systems

Allyson Bernard
Business/Systems Analyst II, Graduate Studies

Phone: +1 (508) 8314924

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