Commitment to New Faculty Mentoring Program Continues

This fall, 24 faculty members in their first year at WPI are participating in the New Faculty Mentoring Program, supported by 37 of their senior colleagues.

WPI’s program, coordinated by the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center, pairs each new full-time faculty member with one or two mentors who commit to meeting regularly during their first year as they begin to develop their own network on campus and beyond. WPI’s program also has a near-peer component, with regular opportunities for the new faculty cohort to share experiences and make connections across departments. WPI’s program is unique among its peer institutions for uniform access to mentoring across departments and schools.

Many thanks to the 37 faculty members, listed below, who are formally serving as mentors for junior colleagues either inside or outside their department. This service is usually not visible, yet it’s an important part of what makes WPI a welcoming community that invests time for the success of our new colleagues.

Arts & Sciences: Esther Boucher, HUA; Nancy Burnham, PH; Mark Claypool, CS; Jim Cocola, HUA; Jim Doyle, SSPS; Natalie Farny, BBT; Mike Johnson, MA; Dmitry Korkin, CS/BCB; Chris Larsen, MA; Randy Paffenroth, MA/DS; Geoff Pfeifer, HUA/US; Angel Rivera, HUA; Jennifer Rudolph, HUA; Liz Ryder, BBT; David Spanagel, HUA; Jeanine Skorinko, SSPS; Gbeton Somasse, SSPS; Lyuba Titova, PH

Business: Mike Elmes; Sharon Johnson; Renata Konrad; Eleanor Loiacono; Bengisu Tulu

Engineering: Raghu Cowlagi, ME/AE; Xinming Huang, ECE; Rajib Mallick, CEE; Cagdas Onal, ME/RBE; George Pins, BME; Pratap Rao, ME; Mark Richman, ME; Marsha Rolle, BME; Berk Sunar, ECE; John Sullivan, ME; Karen Troy, BME; Yan Wang, ME; Alex Wyglinski, ECE

IGSD: Ingrid Shockey