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Black History Month Spotlights

A collage of seven headshots of some of Wentworth's black faculty members.

In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate the individual and collective accomplishments of our diverse faculty. We invite you to read their stories in the following faculty spotlights. 

Learn about their experiences, what inspires them, their contributions within their fields and the remarkable work they have done and continue to do to uplift and amplify the Wentworth community.

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Fopefoluwa (Fope) Bademosi

“Seen. I see you Black Girl. You’ll never be invisible to me…” - Unknown

Dr. Bademosi joined Wentworth in 2020 as an assistant professor of Construction Management in the School of Management.

Fope Bademosi

Leon Cort

"I don't draw any distinctions between forms of bigotry or ideology that lose sight of the humanity of people. I can't stand white supremacy, I can't stand imperial subjugation, I can't stand homophobia."  -Cornel West

Dr. Cort joined Wentworth in 1982 and is a professor of economics in the School of Sciences and Humanities.

Leon Cort Spotlight

Aisha Coulson-Walters

"Lifting as we climb." -Mary Church Terrell

Instructor Coulson-Walters joined Wentworth in 2017 and is an adjunct faculty member of sociology in the School of Sciences and Humanities.

Aisha Couslon-Walters

Yetunde Folajimi

"Birds sing not because they have answers but because they have songs" -African Proverb

Dr. Folajimi joined Wentworth in 2019 as an associate professor of Computer Science and Networking in the School of Computing and Data Science.

Yetunde Folajimi Spotlight

Semere Gebresilasie

"Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.” -Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Dr. Gebresilasie joined Wentworth in 2016 as an assistant professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Computing and Data Science.

Semere Gebresilasie Spotlight

Adam Payne

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."  -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Payne joined Wentworth in 2019 as an assistant professor of psychology in the School of Sciences and Humanities.

Adam Payne Spotlight

David Simpson

"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations." -Mae Jemison

Dr. Simpson joined Wentworth in 2018 as an assistant professor of Biological Engineering in the School of Engineering. He is also the provost initiatives coordinator on Inclusive Excellence.

David Simpson Spotlight