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VP, Academic & Corp Engagement
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
In support of the Director, Lynda manages the day to day operations and functions of the office.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.