Jennifer Rudolph

Jennifer Rudolph

Professor-Arts, Communications, and Humanities
Office: Salisbury Labs 408B
Phone: +1-508-831-6739
Jennifer Rudolph's main area of research is modern Chinese political history.  While her first book dissects institutional change in late imperial China, in her second, she explores identity politics in the Taiwan Strait. In it, Rudolph explores co-optations of a 17th-century pirate-merchant Zheng Chenggong. Through the centuries, Zheng has lived on, with regimes ruling, or desirous of ruling, Taiwan portraying him as a traitor, Confucian god, Chinese nationalist, Japanese nationalist, and the Moses of Taiwan. ... View Profile
Jennifer deWinter

Jennifer deWinter

Professor-Arts, Communications, and Humanities
Office: FL B25a
Phone: +1-508-831-6679
Jennifer deWinter has long been interested in how culture (which is local) moves internationally. She has spent a number of years analyzing anime, comics, and computer games as part of global media flows in order to understand how concepts such as "art," "culture," and "entertainment" are negotiated. In 2003, Professor deWinter joined the Learning Games Initiative, a group of scholars and game designers dedicated to the general study of games and the use of games to teach concepts and skills in particular. ... View Profile
Tahar El-Korchi

Tahar El-Korchi

Professor
Department Head
Codirector, Morocco Project Center
Codirector, Panama Project Center
Office: Kaven Hall 101
Phone: +1-508-831-5518, +1-508-831-5294, +1-508-831-5530
I enjoy my interactions with students at all levels of education, research, and mentoring, whether it be in the classroom, the lab, or in project work. I especially enjoy taking them to the Morocco Project Center and sharing with them the places where I grew up. Challenging the students to achieve higher levels of discovery is a thrill for me. ... View Profile
Jianyu Liang

Jianyu Liang

Professor
Co-Director, Center for Global Public Safety
Office: Washburn Labs 311A
Phone: +1-508-831-6649
Professor Liang’s research explores the physics of interfaces between the nanometer and micron scales. Her team responds to the challenging interdisciplinary nature of their research endeavor through successful collaboration with colleagues with expertise in metrology, physics, bioscience, medical science, chemistry, and fire protection engineering. Her educational effort includes novel approaches to project-based learning and global centers for science and engineering. ... View Profile
David DiBiasio

David DiBiasio

Associate Professor
Office: Goddard Hall 122
Phone: +1-508-831-5372, +1-508-831-5250
My research involves educational scholarship: investigating how students learn chemical engineering and how the curriculum can be modified to optimize learning. That includes understanding learning in hands-on labs compared to virtual or remotely operated labs; learning in international contexts; and how safety, ethics, and social responsibility can be effectively integrated into the chemical engineering curriculum. WPI is a great place to conduct this type of work because of our project-based program, our extensive Global Projects Program, and our philosophy of student-centered learning. View Profile