Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Spotlights
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Wentworth recognizes the success of the Institute wouldn’t be possible without its talented faculty of diverse cultures and identities. As we celebrate the heritage and accomplishments of our Asian American and Pacific Islander faculty, we invite you to read and learn about some of the many ways they enrich the Wentworth community.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Kamat joined Wentworth in 2016 and is an associate professor of Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering.
Hariharan 'Hari' Naganathan
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Naganathan joined Wentworth in 2020 and is an assistant professor of Construction Management in the School of Management.
"Never let your failures go to your heart or your successes go to your head." - Soichiro Honda (Founder of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.)
Professor Okada joined Wentworth in 2020 and is an adjunct professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Design.
“Remember: The rules, like streets, can only take you to known places. Underneath the grid is a field—it was always there—where to be lost is never wrong, but simply more. As a rule, be more.” - Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Dr. Racelis joined Wentworth in 2016 and is an assistant professor of English, Communication and Linguistics in the School of Sciences and Humanities.
Chen-Hsiang 'Jones' Yu
Chinese motto: 勤能補拙
English Translation: “Diligence is the means by which one makes up for one's dullness.” - Author Unknown
Dr. Yu joined Wentworth in 2014 and is an associate professor of Computer Science and Networking in the School of Computing and Data Science.