For as long as I can remember I have been in love with learning and have had a passion for sport and exercise. This love has grown into a lifelong pursuit in understanding how the body works and the way in which this movement is quantified. I came to WPI after receiving my masters and doctoral degrees in Kinesiology (Athletic Training, Integrative Exercise Physiology) with my research focus on bone and bone biomechanics. I combine my love for education and passion for exercise science in my current position as assistant teaching professor here at WPI. At the undergraduate level, I teach solid tissue mechanics techniques and applications as well as skeletal biomechanics labs. Beyond working to ensure that students learn the essential content of the courses I teach, my teaching philosophy is based in active learning. My approach to education goes hand in hand with my primary objectives of promoting critical thinking skills about new and diverse concepts by creating an atmosphere for the demonstration of genuine understanding and the cultivation of students committed to lifelong learning.
The Telegram & Gazette reported on the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarding WPI a $1 million grant to help low-income, high-achieving students earn a STEM degree from the university. WPI Director of Multicultural Affairs and Biomedical Engineering Professor Tiffiny Butler is principal investigator, while Katherine Chen, executive director of the STEM Education Center, is co-principal investigator.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education noted Tiffiny A. Butler, teaching professor of biomedical engineering at WPI, being named director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs here at WPI.