It is my pleasure to work with students and colleagues to elevate the impact WPI has on the world. WPI has a dynamic and energetic environment with a strong focus on experiential learning and interdisciplinary research. The balance between theory and practice and the passion everyone shares for the WPI Plan and the Project Based Curriculum makes this a truly unique place, where you get degrees for project accomplishments rather than courses completed. I joined WPI in 2016 as the Department Head and Professor of Physics following 14 years at Wright State University where I served as Department Chair of Physics and Faculty Vice President. My research is centered on the science and technology in the millimeter and terahertz regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and focuses on spectroscopy, imaging, and radar applications. This research has ranged from the spectroscopic study of interstellar related molecules to the remote detection of vital signs (i.e. the ‘tricorder’). I strongly believe in the integration of research and teaching and collaborative relationships between academic, industry, and government labs. I am currently helping to lead an effort, in collaboration with Quinsigamond Community College and AIM Photonics Academy, in support of AIM Photonics, a Manufacturing USA institute. I also strongly support the K-16 physics education community and closely follow the Physics Education Research (PER) community in the creation of evidence-based pedagogies as we learn how to create environments that are more effective for student learning. The nexus of these efforts has led me into the areas of Physics Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Mindset Learning.