Blue institute board of directors


Dennis Berkey, Ph.D.

 Dr. Berkey is a native of Ohio, with degrees in mathematics from Muskingum College (BA) and the University of Cincinnati (PhD). He served on the faculty of Boston University for 30 years, as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, winning the University’s highest teaching award, and in the administration as Dean of Arts and Sciences and as University Provost. His published research is in applied mathematics and he has authored several widely used calculus texts. He served for nine years as the 15th President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has served on numerous boards, including the  Massachusetts High Technology Council, the U. S. Competitive Council, UMass/Memorial Health Care, and the Massachusetts Education and Finance Authority. His currently serves on both corporate and non-profit boards and maintains his own consulting practice. He is married to Dr. 

Catherine Berkey, a research statistician at Harvard Medical School. They reside in Boston and Osterville, MA, and have three grown children.