Kristin “Kris” K. Wobbe
Kristin K. Wobbe is the associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and an associate professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at WPI. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 1983 from St. Olaf College and her doctorate in 1991 from Harvard University.
Wobbe has received numerous awards throughout her career, including an NSF Plant Molecular Biology Post-Doctoral Fellowship and WPI’s Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, as well as being named WPI’s Leonard P. Kinnicutt Professor of Chemistry in 1999 and the first ever John C. Metzger Associate Professor of Chemistry in 2008. She is also a recipient of the Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.
Elisabeth “Lisa” Stoddard
Elisabeth “Lisa” Stoddard is a human geographer who is interested in the intersection of nature, society, and social justice. She looks at the ways in which farmed animal production can create environmental hazards and injustice for local communities, including water, air, and soil pollution, as well as the spread of disease. She examines how a changing climate and global economy can exacerbate these issues. Stoddard also looks at the ability of social movements to make powerful changes, especially in the age of social media.
Stoddard’s interest and research on social justice extends into the classroom, including research on critical pedagogies, STEM and social justice, and in her own efforts to create inclusive spaces and practices for learning. She has been the recipient of multiple grants to examine issues of bias and stereotyping on undergraduate student project teams and the impact this has on student learning and experience.
Stoddard received her Bachelor of Arts in 2001 from the University of Vermont, her master’s degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and her doctorate in 2014 from Clark University.