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Chrys Demetry

Director, Morgan Teaching and Learning Center

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Chrysanthe (Chrys) Demetry is Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WPI. She earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from WPI and a PhD in Ceramics (Materials Science and Engineering) from MIT. She returned to WPI as a faculty member in 1993. She has received the WPI Trustees’ Awards for Outstanding Teaching, Advising, and Service, along with the CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award for the state of Massachusetts. Since 2006 Chrys has served as Director of WPI’s Center for Educational Development and Assessment, which was renamed the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center in 2010. In that role, she serves as a key partner in efforts to sustain and strengthen WPI’s commitment to high quality, innovative, project-based teaching and learning through instructional development programs and resources, oversight of new faculty programs and TA/PLA training, support for the scholarship of teaching and learning, and strategic initiatives related to faculty development. As co-PI on WPI’s ADVANCE Adaptation grant from the National Science Foundation (2018-2022), she is on a team leading efforts to address gender inequities among mid-career tenured and non-tenure track faculty with promotion reform and broader notions of scholarship.