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Experts on Education

As the United Nations says, “Education is the basic building block of every society.” Our education experts are available to discuss education issues ranging from the K-12 level up to higher education, including WPI’s signature project-based learning curriculum. They can also speak about new advances in education technology, and the benefits they provide for students.

Arne  Gericke
Arne Gericke
Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies

Professor Gericke is a biophysical chemist studying lipid mediated protein functions using calorimetric, spectroscopic, and advanced microscopic techniques. An area of particular interest is phosphoinositide mediated... Read More

Neil  Heffernan

Professor Heffernan researches how smarter technologies can help K-12 classrooms use technology more effectively and optimize student learning. His platform (ASSISTments) can run 100 different experiments comparing different... Read More

Erin R Ottmar

Professor Ottmar aims to develop and evaluate classroom interventions that improve mathematics teaching and learning. Her research focuses on the intersections of educational, cognitive, and developmental psychology. She is... Read More

Erin  Solovey
Erin Solovey
Associate Professor
Computer Science

Much of Professor Solovey's work explores effective human interaction with complex and autonomous systems and vehicles. One focus of research is on next-generation interaction techniques, such as brain-computer... Read More

Kristin K. Wobbe
Kristin K. Wobbe
Director, Center for Project Based Learning
Center for Project Based Learning

As director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning (PBL), Dr. Kris Wobbe has worked with peers across higher education, nationally and internationally, to facilitate the advancement of project-based learning, tailored... Read More