About the Director Emeritus

Sue VGSusan Vernon-Gerstenfeld founded the Puerto Rico Project Center in 1992 and directed it until July 2013, a year before her retirement. Her training is in the social sciences and her work with WPI’s projects program allowed her to apply her conviction that learning through doing provides students essential practice in critical thinking and in testing theory in real situations. Such practice makes students’ shift to the work world relatively smooth.

In the last ten years, Susan focused the center’s work on environmental problems and sustainable development, and she looks forward to watching the center’s activities in the next phase of its growth.