Academic Deans

Terri Anne Camesano

Terri Anne Camesano

Prof & Dean of Grad Studies

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office of the Provost

Office: Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-5380

Stephen Flavin

Stephen Flavin

VP, Academic & Corp Engagement

Phone: 508-831-5095

Stephen Flavin has been a member of the WPI President’s Senior Leadership Team since 2006, and currently serves as Vice President and Dean of Academic and Corporate Engagement at WPI, a position he’s held since 2009. In this role, he drives economic development for the university and leads several campus departments including the Office of Corporate Engagement, Corporate and Professional Education, the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center, and the Career Development Center.

He frequently presents to executive groups and industry conferences, and has served on the board of directors of UNICON (International University Consortium for Executive Education) and NDIA New England. He currently serves on the board of directors of MassEcon and co-chairs the talent development team of the Massachusetts High Technology Council.

Prior to joining the WPI community, Flavin held senior management positions at Babson College, including associate dean of Babson’s School of Executive Education and dean of executive education. He also served as director of encapsulated knowledge business for Global Knowledge Network. He earned a BS and a JD at Suffolk University.

Michael J. Ginzberg

Michael J. Ginzberg

Professor and Dean, Foisie Business School

Professor of Technology Management

Foisie Business School

Office: Washburn 215A

Phone: 508-831-5218

As Dean of the Foisie Business School, I have overall responsibility for strategy development and execution for this unique business school. ... View Profile
Arthur C. Heinricher

Arthur C. Heinricher

Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Professor

Undergraduate Studies

Office: Boynton Hall, 1st Fl

Phone: 508-831-5397

Arthur Heinricher is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and a Professor of Mathematical Sciences. As dean, he is responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of all aspects of the undergraduate experience at WPI, providing leadership and working with the faculty to implement new undergraduate curricular and structural changes. Together with the Dean of Students, he works to ensure an appropriate balance and synergy between academics and student life. ... View Profile
Jean King

Jean King

Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences

Professor

Arts and Sciences

Office: Salisbury Labs, 121

A widely respected neuroscientist, Jean King joined the WPI community as the Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences in 2017. In addition to her duties as dean, she is a professor in the Department of Biology and Biotechnology. Dr. King’s research uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify and monitor neuronal plasticity associated with addiction, ADHD, depression, fearfulness, anxiety, autism and neurological disorders (PD and TBI) in animal models with the hope of finding clues to help us understand these conditions in humans. ... View Profile
Kent J. Rissmiller

Kent J. Rissmiller

Dean ad interim, Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division

Director, Washington Project Center

Interdisciplinary & Global Studies

Office: Project Center 201

Phone: 508-831-5019

Kent Rissmiller completed studies in political science at Muhlenberg College (AB) and Syracuse University (PhD). Along the way, he also completed a JD at the University of New Hampshire Law School, where he worked in the Energy Law Institute. Professor Rissmiller also worked for three years as an attorney for the Public Service Commission of Nevada, where he was involved in setting rates and policies for electric and water utilities. At WPI, Professor Rissmiller teaches government, law, and public policy. He also directs the Pre-Law program and oversees the Law and Technology minor. ... View Profile
Winston Soboyejo

Winston Soboyejo

Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering/Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Office: Atwater Kent 128

Prior to joining WPI, Dr. Soboyejo was a Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University for approximately 17 years. He is a materials scientist whose research focuses on biomaterials and the use of nanoparticles for the detection and treatment of disease, the mechanical properties of materials, and the use of materials science to promote global development. ... View Profile
Richard F. Vaz

Richard F. Vaz

Director, Center for Project-Based Learning

Co-Director, Bangkok Project Center

Interdisciplinary & Global Studies

Office: First Baptist Church, Room 202

Phone: 508-831-5344

As Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, I work with colleagues across campus to help advance project-based learning at colleges and universities around the nation and the globe. We also support project-based learning here on the WPI campus. Most of my scholarly and professional activity centers around experiential and international education. Through my involvement in organizations such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Society for Engineering Education, I work to promote WPI’s approach to undergraduate education as a national model. ... View Profile
Bogdan M. Vernescu

Bogdan M. Vernescu

Vice Provost for Research

Professor

Office of the Provost

Office: Boynton Hall

Phone: 508-831-6411

Bogdan Vernescu was appointed to the position of vice provost for research in 2016, with the goal of enhancing faculty research efforts and increasing support for research at WPI from government agencies, corporations, and foundations. His responsibilities include supervising the operation and non-financial support of WPI’s research enterprise, including oversight of university-wide research institutes and centers, and the offices that administer research sponsorship and intellectual property and innovation. ... View Profile
Kristin K. Wobbe

Kristin K. Wobbe

Associate Dean of UG Studies

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office of the Provost

Office: Rubin Campus Center, Room 234

Phone: 508-831-5375

I love working with our first-year students in the Great Problems Seminars. Helping students with their first big WPI project is enormously fun, and I learn something new all the time. These courses not only give our students a head start on their major projects, they also can provide a passion and a career path. Watching that develop is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had as a teacher. View Profile

Our Staff

Deborah Baron

Deborah Baron

Administrative Assistant VI

Graduate Studies

Phone: 508-831-4681

Debbie supports the dean of Graduate Studies. In this role, she provides organizational and administrative assistance and manages a range of special projects and activities. Her responsibilities include providing financial management support, overseeing the graduate travel fund, and coordinating graduate student events. Debbie brings more than 20 years of experience in retail and business environments. She is the former owner and operator of a full-service bridal shop, and previously served as a flight attendant for United Airlines. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Camille Bouchard-Chhoeuk

Camille Bouchard-Chhoeuk

Operations Manager

Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-6503

Camille provides administrative support to the Vice Provost for Research (VPR).  She is also responsible for the processing of the Non-Faculty Research Appointments, International Visiting Scholars and Non-degree Students documentation and the daily non-faculty research operations.  She has a Bachelor's degree from Nichols College in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and an Associate's degree from Becker College in Business Administration.

Anna Gold

Anna Gold

University Librarian

Library

Phone: 508-831-6161

Anna Gold joined the WPI community as University Librarian in 2017; she brought with her a passion for and dedication to polytechnic learning and interdisciplinary research.

She began her career as a research librarian at the Library of Congress. In 1994 she joined the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she served as library director before becoming manager of NSF’s public website.

Prior to joining WPI, she served as head of science and engineering libraries at the University of California at San Diego and MIT before returning to California as dean of library services at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, leading her team to receive the Association of College and Research Libraries’ national award for Excellence in Academic Libraries. She has also led redesign projects that allow university libraries to better serve as vibrant and productive working and learning spaces.

Gold earned a BA in literature at the University of California Santa Cruz, a master of library science at the Catholic University of America, and an MS in science and technology studies at Virginia Tech.

Deborah Graves

Deborah Graves

Operations Manager

Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-5612

As operations manager, Deborah Graves supports the Division of Academic Affairs in all day-to-day operations while also assisting the Provost with the development and implementation of administrative policies and procedures. She has been at WPI since 1996, and during that time, has provided invaluable insight and experience to the Provost’s senior leadership team.

In addition to supporting Academic Affairs during its transition to a dean structure, she has contributed to many administrative leadership committees, worked closely with faculty governance, and been part of several committees on topics as diverse as human resources, events, and space planning.

Graves earned an associate’s degree at Becker College, as well as numerous certificates in leadership skills and management.

Todd Keiller

Todd Keiller

Dir Intellectual Prop & Innova

Intellectual Property & Innovation

Phone: 508-831-4907

As Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation, a position he’s held since 2011, Todd Keiller manages the WPI patent portfolio and is the lead in licensing technology to existing companies or startups in order to move it on a commercial pathway. Additionally, he has developed a vibrant licensing program, revised the university’s intellectual property policy, and initiated several organizations on campus, including the WPI Accelerator Fund, Tech Advisors Network IP Evaluation Group, and the Accelerate WPI program.

Keiller earned a BA at Dartmouth College and an MBA at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Administration.

Lynda Kelly

Lynda Kelly

Asst Dir Intellectual Prop&Inn

Intellectual Property & Innovation

Phone: 508-831-6788

In support of the Director, Lynda manages the day to day operations and functions of the office.

Jeffrey Kilelo

Jeffrey Kilelo

User Support Specialist

Office of the Provost

Jeffrey provides information technology support and solutions to the division of Academic Affairs by facilitating the integration of IT tools, applications, and products. He also provides technology training, as a support resource to Academic Affairs in order to maximize technology resources. He also assists with re-engineering efforts for departmental processes; coordinate efforts to evaluate, establish, implement and document office procedures and outcomes.  

Rachel LaMarre

Rachel LaMarre

Academic Event Planner

Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-6992

As the academic events planner, Rachel LaMarre organizes and supports major events for Academic Affairs including GRIE, Project Presentation Day, the Presidential Speaker Series, New Faculty Orientation, the undergraduate awards luncheon, faculty receptions, and more.

Carla Mararian

Carla Mararian

Information Analyst

Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-6674

Carla provides information technology support and solutions to the divisions of Academic Affairs by assisting in the design, development, testing and integration of IT tools, applications and products.

Susan Oppong

Susan Oppong

Operations Coordinator

Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-4865

Susan joined the Provost office in October 2008. She provides direct academic support to the Academic Affairs Operations Manager. In her role, she supports a variety of duties such as preparing faculty appointment letters and payroll paperwork (EPAF), Banner entry for all academic appointments, TA/RA tracking, survey submissions, streamline processes, oversees and creates tutorials for all office procedures, Banner programs and forms. She maintains various tracking systems and works on special projects as needed.

Sara Ringer

Sara Ringer

Operations Manager

Undergraduate Studies

Phone: 508-831-5920

As Operations Manager for the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Sara provides administrative support for the summer academic programs and the student course evaluation process, as well as provides administrative support to the Dean, the Associate Dean and the Director of the Morgan Center for Teaching and Learning.

Kristopher Sullivan

Kristopher Sullivan

Associate VP Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-4862

As associate vice president for academic affairs at WPI, Kristopher Sullivan is responsible for the financial oversight of the division, including strategic planning, budgeting, space management, assessment of resource allocations and effectiveness, and the development of short- and long-term funding strategies for divisional academic programs. He works closely with the provost, deans, and department heads to provide financial oversight and guidance.

He is also a member of several WPI committees, including the Unified Digital Campus Governance Committee, the Committee on Administrative and Financial Policy, the Academic Computing Policy Committee, and the Academic Space Committee.

Prior to joining WPI in 2013, he worked as assistant dean of the Graduate School of Business at Bryant University, supervising a team responsible for all aspects of the university’s graduate school, including strategic enrollment management, program management, and financial planning.

Sullivan earned a BS in economics and a MBA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Donna Zuidema

Donna Zuidema

Administrative Assistant VI

Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-5903

Serves as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Provost’s Office.  Manages Provost’s Office electronic  mailbox.  Processes accounting documents such as check requests, Purchasing Card transaction logs, and expense reports.  Additionally, assists staff members with special projects as assigned and maintains the office’s supplies and equipment to keep the office functioning smoothly.

Research at WPI

At WPI, faculty members and students are engaged in cutting-edge research across a broad range of disciplines.

Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE)

Graduate students at WPI are part of a large and thriving research community. GRIE is a two-part annual research poster celebration highlighting the breadth, diversity, and quality of graduate research at WPI.

i3: Investing in Ideas with Impact

i3 is a campus-wide presentation competition all about translating research into value and real-world impact, beginning in the academic departments, moving on to semifinal events in Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the School of Business, and concluding with a final showdown and awards presentation.