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Growing number of climate disasters causing problems

Climate change is challenging infrastructure like seawalls, drainage culverts, and wastewater systems. Carrick Eggleston, professor and head of WPI’s Department of Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering explains that extreme rainfall is happening more frequently in New England, and in some places, a storm that used to have a 1 in 100 chance of happening in any given year now has a 1 in 8 chance of happening in any given year.


“We're teaching the technology, but then we're helping students turn that into something that's going to make a difference in the world." The Business School Dean Debora Jackson discusses how WPI prepares future business leaders, in an article in BestColleges, a student resources website.

"Debora Jackson — professor of practice and dean of The Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute — got the celebration rolling with a rousing rally cry that addressed the longevity of the breakfast and incredible life of King.”

Worcester Business Journal

"Businesses are increasingly relying on data to make better decisions," Debora Jackson, dean of The Business School said. "This has led to a surge in the demand for professionals proficient in analytics, making our program a valuable addition to our offerings." Read more about this MBA program in the Worcester Business Journal.

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Dean of Arts and Sciences Jean King discusses diversifying STEM fields, building more mentorship opportunities on WBUR

Worcester Business Journal

The Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson, dean of the Business School, was named to the 2023 Worcester Business Journal Power 50, an annual story that highlights influential local leaders in various sectors, from government to industry to education.

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Business School Dean Debora Jackson joined host Tiziana Dearing, Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten and Roxbury Community College interim President Jackie Jenkins-Scott for a live roundtable discussion on Radio Boston. The three women of color who are leaders at educational institutions in Massachusetts discussed their experiences, their work and the future of higher education.

Insight Into Diversity

INSIGHT into Diversity spoke with The Business School Dean Debora Jackson about the new Executive PhD program and how it is giving executives the opportunity to support social justice initiatives and diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Dean Jackson told INSIGHT that with this program, WPI is “making an impact for the betterment of society because we are helping our leaders to understand the value of giving back.”

Worcester Business Journal

The Worcester Business Journal reported on The Business School’s new Executive PhD program, which is designed to help senior leaders influence their industries, give back to younger generations, and contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Worcester Business Journal

The Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson, dean of the Foisie Business School, were named to The Worcester Business Journal’s “2021 Power 50.” Jackson, “already has engaged with several organizations to strengthen WPI’s ties to the community, including Worcester Interfaith, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Diverse Professionals Roundtable, Black Families Together, Yes We Care, the Worcester Pipeline Collaborative, and the Black Excellence Academy,” the Journal wrote.