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WPI Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards

20 Faculty Members Recognized for Teaching, Research, and Service
March 01, 2023

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) today announced that 20 full-time faculty members have been promoted in academic rank or awarded tenure. All promotions take effect July 1, 2023.

“It’s a pleasure to congratulate these educators and scholars, all of whom have provided excellent teaching and advising for our students while making significant contributions in research and creative scholarship in, and often outside, their academic disciplines,” said Arthur Heinricher, interim senior vice president and provost. “Our entire community takes pride in the many ways that these faculty have blended teaching and research to help transform the lives of our students and the communities where we work around the world.”

Meet the newly promoted faculty members below.

 

 

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Jeannine Coburn

Jeannine Coburn

 

Jeannine Coburn has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

 

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Daniel DiMassa

Daniel DiMassa

 

Daniel DiMassa has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Humanities and Arts.

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Laureen Elgert

Laureen Elgert

 

Laureen Elgert has been promoted to professor in the Department of Integrative and Global Studies.

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Ulkuhan Guler

Ulkuhan Guler

 

Ulkuhan Guler has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Tian Guo

Tian Guo

 

Tian Guo has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Computer Science.

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Nikhil Karanjgaokar

Nikhil Karanjgaokar

 

Nikhil Karanjgaokar has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

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Elizabeth Long Lingo

Elizabeth Long Lingo

 

Elizabeth Long Lingo has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in The Business School.

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Jennifer McWeeny

Jennifer McWeeny

 

Jennifer McWeeny has been promoted to professor in the Department of Humanities and Arts.

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David Medich

David Medich

 

David Medich has been promoted to professor in the Department of Physics.

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Oleg Pavlov

Oleg Pavlov

 

Oleg Pavlov has been promoted to professor in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies.

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Carlo Pinciroli

Carlo Pinciroli

 

Carlo Pinciroli has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Robotics Engineering.

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Nima Rahbar

Nima Rahbar

 

Nima Rahbar has been promoted to professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering.

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Sarah RIddick

Sarah Riddick

 

Sarah Riddick has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Humanities and Arts.

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Ingrid Shockey

Ingrid Shockey

 

Ingrid Shockey has been promoted to teaching professor in the Department of Integrative and Global Studies.

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Craig Shue

Craig Shue

 

Craig Shue has been promoted to professor in the Department of Computer Science.

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Andrew Teixeira

Andrew Teixeira

 

Andrew Teixeira has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

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Robert Walls

Robert Walls

 

Robert Walls has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Computer Science.

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Fangfang Wang

Fangfang Wang

 

Fangfang Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded tenure.

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Kun-Ta Wu

Kun-Ta Wu

 

Kun-Ta Wu has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Physics.

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Min Wu

Min Wu

 

Min Wu has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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