David Cyganski


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent Laboratories 217

Prior to becoming the Dean of Engineering, ad interim, and subsequent to my work at Bell Laboratories I was a Professor in the ECE department at WPI. I have also held the positions of Vice President of Information Systems and Vice Provost within the WPI administration. In my early career my teaching and research primarily centered upon signal processing and its applications. I have been the recipient of 65+ research grants, funded by DARPA, ARO, NSF, DOJ, FEMA/DHS and the electronics, aerospace and medical industry. ... View Profile

Arthur C. Heinricher

Dean of Undergraduate Studies


Undergraduate Studies

Office: Boynton Hall, 1st Fl

Phone: 508-831-5397

Arthur Heinricher is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and a Professor of Mathematical Sciences. As dean, he is responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of all aspects of the undergraduate experience at WPI, providing leadership and working with the faculty to implement new undergraduate curricular and structural changes. Together with the Dean of Students, he works to ensure an appropriate balance and synergy between academics and student life. ... View Profile

Karen Kashmanian Oates

Dean of Arts & Sciences & Prof

Arts & Sciences

Office: Salisbury Labs 121

Phone: 508-831-4677

Before joining WPI as the Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences, I was the deputy director for undergraduate education at the National Science Foundation. I was also the founding provost at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, associate dean and director at George Mason University, and the co-P.I. on a large, national dissemination grant entitled Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER). ... View Profile
Kristopher Sullivan

Kristopher Sullivan

Assistant VP Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-4862

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Academic Affairs manages multiple ongoing and periodic administrative initiatives in support of the functions of the Office of the Provost. The AVP supports the Provost in the preparation, development and implementation of administrative policies and processes of the division, the evaluation of academic programs and their outcomes, and the management of fiscal and human resources within the division of Academic Affairs.

Richard F. Vaz

Director, Center for PBL

Director, Center for Project-Based Learning
Director, Bangkok Project Center

Interdisciplinary & Global Studies

Office: Project Center, 2nd Fl

Phone: 508-831-5344

As Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, I work with colleagues across campus to help advance project-based learning at colleges and universities around the nation and the globe. We also support project-based learning here on the WPI campus. Most of my scholarly and professional activity centers around experiential and international education. Through my involvement in organizations such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Society for Engineering Education, I work to promote WPI’s approach to undergraduate education as a national model. ... View Profile

Kristin K. Wobbe

Associate Deanof UG Studies

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office of the Provost

Office: Rubin Campus Center, Room 234

Phone: 508-831-5375

I love working with our first-year students in the Great Problems Seminars. Helping students with their first big WPI project is enormously fun, and I learn something new all the time. These courses not only give our students a head start on their major projects, they also can provide a passion and a career path. Watching that develop is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had as a teacher. View Profile