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Terri Camesano

Graduate Studies
Dean of Graduate Studies
Affiliated Department or Office
PhD Environmental Engineering Pennsylvania State University 2000
MS Environmental Engineering University of Arizona 1997
BS Chemical Engineering University of Rochester 1995
BS Environmental Science University of Rochester 1995

Terri A. Camesano has been the Dean of Graduate Studies at WPI since 2014, and was the inaugural full-time Dean of Graduate Studies. In her current role, she oversees Graduate Admissions, Graduate Student Professional Development, Online Graduate Education, and Professional Education. Dean Camesano is also the primary advocate for our 2000+ graduate students, and oversees Master's, PhD, and Certificate programs in all areas of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Business. Dean Camesano is also faculty in Chemical Engineering, and has been at WPI since 2000. 

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being

SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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SDG 4: Quality Education

SDG 4: Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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SDG 5: Gender Equality

SDG 5: Gender Equality - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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Professional Highlights & Honors
ACE Fellow, 2022 - 2023
American Council on Education
Elected to MA Fulbright Board, 2024 - 2025
Fulbright Scholar, International Education Administrators Seminar, France, 2018

Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize, WPI , 2014

Principal Investigator, IGERT: Training Innovative Leaders in Biofabrication, 2012-2020 , 2012
From 2012-2020, I led a group of faculty and graduate trainees in our NSF IGERT program. This highly interdisciplinary graduate training program supported 20 PhD students in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology & Biotechnology, Physics, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
HERS Faculty Fellow - (HERS Wellesley Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, 2011-2012 , 2011

ELATE Fellow (Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering) , 2012

Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Research Award (WPI Chapter) , 2005

Women of Strength Award (WPI and Pratt-Whitney) , 2005

NSF Career Award , 2003


College Town: WPI to Host Women in Data Science Conference

The Telegram & Gazette's College Town led off with news of WPI hosting its second annual Women in Data Science Central Massachusetts Conference, a satellite event coinciding with the annual Global Women in Data Science Conference. 


Other Inventor(s):
Fioleda Prifti, Denis Kole