Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Expert Database FAQs:

What is the expert database?

The expert database is an online tool designed to help the media and others tap into the remarkable expertise and research available. You can search the database for any subject matter and connect with experts or the public relations team. The expert database is updated as news trends and current events evolve and media experts are trained. Learn more about our media team, WPI, and popular research news.

What are the benefits of the expert database?

The expert database allows for others to tap into the remarkable expertise available. It helps to provide expertise, research, and information on popular topic areas. The information is updated as news trends evolve, topics are added, and more resident experts are media trained.

How do I search the expert database?

To search the expert database, please use the search bar at the top of the page to type an area of expertise or keyword. Click “search” and results will populate. If you are unable to find the topic you are looking for, feel free to reach out via email at or text 774-701-1092.

How do I find an expert?

If you are looking for a specific faculty expert and know their name, use the search bar to enter their full name or just a last name. If you are looking for experts on a particular topic, simply enter that topic area in the search bar to find experts associated with it.

How can I get in contact with an expert?

To contact one of our experts, click their name and complete the “Contact Our Experts” form with your name, email, phone, and message and you will hear back within 48 hours.

How can I inquire or share research about a topic that is not listed in the expert database?

If you are interested in a topic but don't see it listed in our expert database, feel free to email us at or text 774-701-1092 for assistance. We are happy to help with media inquiries and connect you with an expert.

Can I subscribe to the expert database?

If you are interested in learning more about the innovative and revolutionary research our experts are doing, subscribe to our monthly research newsletter. By subscribing, you can stay up to date on the latest research advances.

Can I schedule a time to meet with one of the experts?

Upon submitting a “Contact Our Experts” form, we will vet your request and gauge what you are looking for in order to best assist you and determine which tool(s) are best to share the expert’s ideas, opinions, analysis, or commentary.