Walt joins WPI after a decade teaching at Becker College, where he was a Visiting Digital Fellow. A management and production specialist, at Becker he revised and expanded the Production curriculum in the Interactive Media degrees, developing and teaching classes on the Agile/Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall/CPM production methodologies. A problem solver, Walt often accepted the challenge of covering other courses, as needed, including Programming, Data Analytics, and Design. He was also responsible for creating his signature Live Studio classes, partnered with industry professionals to refine and update released software at professional levels.
Before joining Becker, Walt had a long career in AAA software development, managing large international teams on such projects as Dark Age of Camelot, Ultima Online, the Sims Online and Lord of the Rings Online. His professional work continues today, serving as Executive Producer for Massdigi in their dozens of shipped games and applications.
In his spare time, Walt gravitates towards cooperative and competitive online games, such as World of Warships Legends and Smite, often playing with his adult children. He also enjoys hiking, camping and fixing up older houses with his partner.