Amy Morton is vice president and chief of staff to the president at WPI, a position she has held since 2017. She brings more than 25 years of business leadership experience to the role, both as a highly successful marketing and communications leader and as a teacher, advocate, and professional development consultant. She is passionate about advancing the university—through her leadership on campus and through her work externally to elevate the institution’s stature in the world. She began her tenure at WPI as Chief Marketing Officer, a position she held from 2011 to 2017.
She advises and represents the president internally and externally, and acts as liaison with the other divisions on campus. The oversight and execution of major university-wide initiatives falls under her purview, including the Annual Planning and Budgeting Process; the successful implementation of WPI’s strategic plan, Elevate Impact; the programming and launch of its newest facility on campus, the Foisie Innovation Studio; and the launch of the next phase of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning.
Before joining WPI, Amy was vice president of marketing at Pearson Education, where she directed the marketing efforts of a $640M STEM publishing program. She holds teaching certificates in elementary and special education in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California, and a teaching degree from Providence College.