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Primary Investigator (PI)

Jeanine Skorinko

Jeanine LM Skorinko

Professor- Social Science
Office: Salisbury Labs 317D
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5451
Jeanine Skorinko is a professor of psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. She also is the director of the Psychological & Cognitive Science program. She received her PhD in social psychology at the University of Virginia. Her research program attempts to understand how factors in our social environment, especially those factors we are unaware of, influence decisions and interpersonal interactions. ... View Profile

Co-PI

Chrys Demetry

Chrys Demetry

Professor
Office: Gordon Library 302
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5195
As a college professor, I have the opportunity not only to excite students about my field of materials science and engineering, but to help them develop holistically as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, innovators, and effective and ethical communicators during an important formative period in their personal and professional lives. I was an undergraduate at WPI and really valued the project-based learning, the Global Projects Program, and the extent of contact I had with my professors. Those same values drew me back to WPI as a faculty member. ... View Profile
Natalie Farny

Natalie Farny

Assistant Professor- Biology & Biotechnology
Office: Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, 60 Prescott St, Room 4034
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6511
My research interests broadly focus on the molecular biology of mRNA translational control – or more simply put, “why” and “how” cells regulate the translation of their mRNAs into proteins. I am particularly interested in translational control as it relates to the cellular stress response. When cells are stressed by environmental factors, such as energy deprivation, heavy metal poisoning, or extreme temperatures, they will conserve resources by restricting mRNA translation. ... View Profile
Elizabeth Lingo

Elizabeth Long Lingo

Assistant Professor
Office: Washburn Shops 213
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6344
How do leaders work across disciplines, organizations, cultures, and networks to co-create and implement novel solutions, sustainable human-centered change, and entrepreneurial ventures?  Over the past twenty years, this question has motivated Elizabeth’s research, innovative project-based teaching, and efforts to advance organizational transformation and policy change to forge more equitable and creatively vibrant organizations, cities, and fields of enterprise.  As an ethnographer of work and organizations, Elizabeth is especially interested in the situated and ... View Profile
Susan Roberts

Susan Celia Roberts

Professor and Department Head
Office: 100 Institute RD
To me there is nothing more exciting than watching a student learn and develop and there is no greater privilege than having the title of professor. My favorite part of my job is being able to mentor and teach students in a research context – be that in a biochemical engineering course or laboratory, through supervising undergraduate IQP/MQP projects or by advising doctoral students in their thesis work. There is no greater satisfaction than to watch a timid, insecure student gain confidence through knowledge and practice. ... View Profile

Staff

Kimberly Hollan

Kimberly S. Hollan

Program Coordinator
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6889