The Faculty at Wharton Online

Wharton Online maintains a staff of industry thought leaders and innovators with diverse expertise in the nuances of today’s business practices. Our faculty provides insights into the modern business world with deep backgrounds in entrepreneurship, financial technology, educational technology, digital marketing, instructional design, branding, business law, digital disruption, and beyond.

At Wharton Online, we create an inclusive and accessible educational experience to all our learners, and work with  faculty that embraces collaboration and the entrepreneurial spirit. We work closely with Wharton professors to ensure our learners get the best business education possible.

Meet the Faculty

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David A. Asch

Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Professor of Health Care Management,
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Executive Director, Center for Health Care Innovation
John Morgan Professor

Education: MD, Cornell University, 1984 MBA, The Wharton School, 1989 AB, Harvard University, 1980

Career, Recent Professional Awards, and Teaching Awards

RWJF David E. Rogers Award – Association of American Medical Colleges, 2018
Wharton Health Care Alumni Association Achievement Award, 2017
Article of the Year Award – AcademyHealth, 2016
Luigi Mastroianni Clinical Innovator Award, 2014
Distinguished Graduate Award, Perelman, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2009
Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008
Elected Member, Institute of Medicine, 2007
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2006
Elected Member, Association of American Physicians, 2005
Arthur K. Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, 2004
Research Mentorship Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2004
Robert C. Witt Research Award, American Risk and Insurance Association, 2000
Samuel P. Martin, III Award in Health Services Research, 1999
Outstanding Investigator Award in Clinical Science, American Federation for Medical Research, 1999
Nellie Westerman Prize, American Federation for Medical Research, 1998
Outstanding Paper Award, Society for Medical Decision Making, 1997
Alice Hersh New Investigator Award, AcademyHealth, 1997
John M. Eisenberg Teaching Award, 1995

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1998-present

Named Robert D. Eilers Professor, 1998-2012
Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics 1998-2012

University of Pennsylvania: 1989-present

Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 1993-1996
Director, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2001-2012
Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program, 2002-2014
Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, 2012-present
Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, 2013-present

Professor Bell is an expert in consumer shopping behavior. His current research focuses on theories and explanations for geographic variation in the performance of Internet retail startups.

Startups studied include Bonobos.com, Diapers.com, and WarbyParker.com. Recent articles explain the effect of physical location on customer acquisition, contagion effects among co-located consumers, and the effect of preference isolation on online demand. Other projects focused on traditional retail settings explore unplanned and impulse buying, and consumer amortization strategies for fixed shopping costs. Previous articles explained consumer store choice among retailers with different pricing strategies, the effect of reference point formation on consumer response to promotions, and the effect of structural factors (e.g., dwelling size) on consumer shopping strategies. Professor Bell’s research is published in all of the premier academic marketing journals: Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He has won several teaching and research awards, including the MBA Core Curriculum Award, Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award, MBA for Executives Excellence in Teaching Award, the Frank M. Bass Outstanding Dissertation Award, three John D.C. Little Best Paper Finalist Awards, and two INFORMS Marketing Science Long Term Impact Finalist Awards. Professor Bell teaches Marketing Management in the Wharton MBA and MBA for Executives Programs and Empirical Modeling in PhD program. He also teaches an elective course Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce on both the Wharton | Philadelphia and Wharton | San Francisco campuses. He is the Academic Director for Wharton’s Advanced Management Program. Professor Bell serves as an expert witness in intellectual property matters pertaining to individual choice behavior. Recent representative cases include Sky Technologies LLP v. SAP, Individual Network LLC v. Apple Inc., and Two-Way Media LLC v. America Online, Inc. (on behalf of the plaintiff; retained by Susman Godfrey) and Power Management Solutions LLC v. Intel Corporation (on behalf of the defendant; retained by WilmerHale).

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David Bell

Xinmei Zhang and Yongge Dai Professor, Professor of Marketing

Jonah Berger

Jonah Berger

Associate Professor of Marketing

Professor Jonah Berger is a world-renowned expert on word of mouth, social influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on.

He has published dozens of articles in top‐tier academic journals, teaches Wharton’s highest rated online course, and popular accounts of his work often appear in places like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Berger is the internationally bestselling author of multiple books including Contagious: Why Things Catch On (over half a million copies in print in over 30 languages) and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. Berger often keynotes major conferences and events like SXSW and Cannes Lions and consults for companies like Apple, Google, GE, Coca‐Cola, Vanguard, 3M, and The Gates Foundation.

His most recent work uses automated textual analysis and natural language processing to pull behavioral insights from text data (e.g., predicting song success from lyrics, movie success from scripts, and customer satisfaction from service calls).  He co-founded the Technology and Behavioral Science Initiative and helps host an interdisciplinary conference on Behavioral Insights from Text.

Ron Berman is an assistant professor of marketing at the Wharton School. He focuses his research on online marketing, marketing analytics and the marketing actions of startup firms.

His recent research looks at how firms measure and assess marketing effectiveness through experiments and how curation algorithms may create filter-bubbles on social media.

Ron’s previous experience includes working on Internet and Media investments as a venture capitalist at Carmel Ventures, and developing software for the IDF. Currently Ron mentors startups at the UpWest Labs accelerator and spends time meeting and advising young entrepreneurs.

Ron holds a PhD and MSc in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of California, Berkeley, an MBA and MSc in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University, and a BSc in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

More information is available at Ron’s personal page: www.ron-berman.com

Ron Berman

Ron Berman

Assistant Professor of Marketing

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Sigal Bersade

Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor
Professor of Management

Professor Bersade is an award-winning researcher and teacher whose academic expertise enables her to integrate cutting edge research tools and knowledge into practical use.

She has published in the top academic research journals in her field, and has served on the editorial boards of the Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Organization Science. She is also often interviewed by, and has her research referenced in the general media, such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, Business Week, Time Magazine, US News & World Report, International Herald Tribune, AP Wire, Forbes, LA Times, Politico, Oprah Magazine, Fast Company, Slate, NPR Radio, ABC, CBS and CNN News as well as numerous national and regional news outlets.

Education

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1994; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2003-present. Previous appointment: Yale University

Matthew Bidwell’s research examines new patterns in work and employment, focusing in particular the causes and effects of more short-term, market oriented employment relationships.

He has conducted detailed research on the contracting workforce in information technology, publishing papers on how those contractors are used within firms, on the effects of their relationships with staffing firms, and on who goes into contracting. A second focus of his research explores how workers build careers across organizations, working in different kinds of workplaces at different points in their careers. Current projects explore how organizations balance internal promotions with external hiring, and why worker mobility has increased in recent years.

Matthew holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School, an S.M. in Political Science from MIT, and an M.Chem from Oxford. He is currently a Sloan Industry Studies Fellow. He serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review and Organization Science.

Matthew Bidwell

Matthew Bidwell

Associate Professor of Management

Eric Bradlow

Eric T. Bradlow

The K.P. Chao Professor
Professor of Marketing
Vice Dean of Analytics at Wharton
Chairperson, Wharton Marketing Department
Professor of Economics; Professor of Education; Professor of Statistics

Professor Eric T. Bradlow is the K.P. Chao Professor, Professor of Marketing, Statistics, Education and Economics, Chairperson of Wharton’s Marketing Department, and Vice-Dean of Analytics at Wharton.

An applied statistician, Professor Bradlow uses high-powered statistical models to solve problems on everything from Internet search engines to product assortment issues. Specifically, his research interests include Bayesian modeling, statistical computing, and developing new methodology for unique data structures with application to business problems.

Eric is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, American Educational Research Association, is past chair of the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Marketing, past Editor-in-Chief of Marketing Science, is a past statistical fellow of Bell Labs, and worked at DuPont Corporation’s Corporate Marketing and Business Research Division and the Educational Testing Service.

A prolific scholar, Professor Bradlow’s research has been published in top-tier academic journals such as the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Psychometrika, Statistica Sinica, Chance, Marketing Science, Management Science, and Journal of Marketing Research. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the Journal of Marketing Research, and is on the Editorial Boards of Marketing Letters, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and the Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce.

Professor Bradlow has won numerous teaching awards at Wharton, including the Anvil Award, MBA Core Curriculum teaching award, the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching award and the Excellence in Teaching Award. His teaching interests include courses in Statistics, Marketing Research, Marketing Management and PhD Data Analysis, as well as any material related to customer analytics.

Professor Bradlow earned his PhD and Master’s degrees in Mathematical Statistics from Harvard University and his BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Bushee’s research focuses on the impact of information intermediaries—such as institutional investors, sell-side analysts, and the business press—on corporate disclosure decisions and on the stock market pricing of information.

His articles have appeared in top-tier academic journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Accounting Review, as well as in practitioner journals such as Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Investor Relations Quarterly. His dissertation won the American Accounting Association’s Competitive Manuscript Award. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies.

Professor Bushee teaches an MBA elective titled Problems in Financial Reporting and has taught the MBA introductory financial accounting course at Wharton, Harvard, and Chicago. He also teaches in the Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists and in a number of Wharton Executive Education Programs. He has won the MBA Excellence in Teaching Award and the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, which is awarded to the one faculty member “who has exemplified outstanding teaching quality during the last year.” He has also won the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before joining Wharton in 2000, Professor Bushee was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. He has also worked as a Senior Credit Analyst for CoreStates Financial Corp. and as a National Office Researcher for Coopers and Lybrand L.L.P. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and A.B. from Duke University.

Brian Bushee

Brian J. Bushee

The Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor
Professor of Accounting

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Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor
Professor of Management
Director, Center for Human Resources

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.

He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2003-2005, and since 2007 is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore.  He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-’90, Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University.  Professor Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and three panels of the National Goals for Education.  He was recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 5 most influential thinkers in management and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.  He received the 2009 PRO award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters for contributions to human resources.  He serves on Global Agenda Council on Employment for the World Economic Forum and a number of advisory boards.

Professor Cappelli’s recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications.  These publications include The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce, which examines the decline in lifetime employment relationships, Talent Management: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty, which outlines the strategies that employers should consider in developing and managing talent (named a “best business book” for 2008 by Booz-Allen), and The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management (with colleagues), which describes a mission-driven and employee-focused approach to strategy and competitiveness.  His 2010 book Managing the Older Worker (with Bill Novelli) dispels myths about older workers and describes how employers can best engage them. Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs (2012) identifies shortfalls with current hiring practices and training practices and has been excerpted in Time Magazine (online) and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and most major business publications.  Related work on managing retention, electronic recruiting, and changing career paths appears in the Harvard Business Review.

Education: PhD, University of Chicago, 2004; MA, Tel-Aviv University, 1997; BA, Tel-Aviv University, 1995

Career, Recent Professional Awards, and Teaching Awards

National Bureau of Economic Research Dissertation Fellowship Award 2003-04; University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation Award 2006 and 2009; Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Pilot Project Program Award 2007 and 2009; Center for Health Management Research Grant Award, 2008; National Institute of Health Grant Award 2008; Wharton School Excellence-in-Teaching Award for the Undergraduate Division, 2014

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2004-present

Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics: 2004-present

Research Associate, Health Care Program, National Bureau of Economic Research: 2010-present

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Guy David

Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Associate Professor of Health Care Management
Associate Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Zeke Emanuel

Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor
Professor of Health Care Management
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine

Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Since 1997 he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and a breast oncologist. Dr. Emanuel received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and his oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has since been a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UCLA, the Brin Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and the Kovitz Professor at Stanford Medical School and visiting professor at New York University Law School. Dr. Emanuel has written and edited 9 books and over 200 scientific articles. He is currently a columnist for the New York Times.

Peter S. Fader’s expertise centers around the analysis of behavioral data to understand and forecast customer shopping/purchasing activities.

He works with firms from a wide range of industries, such as telecommunications, financial services, gaming/entertainment, retailing, and pharmaceuticals. Managerial applications focus on topics such as customer relationship management, lifetime value of the customer, and sales forecasting for new products. Much of his research highlights the consistent (but often surprising) behavioral patterns that exist across these industries and other seemingly different domains.

In addition to his various roles and responsibilities at Wharton, Professor Fader co-founded a predictive analytics firm (Zodiac) in 2015, which was sold to Nike in 2018.  He then co-founded (and continues to run) Theta Equity Partners to commercialize his more recent work on “customer-based corporate valuation.”

Fader is the author of Customer Centricity: Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage and coauthor with Sarah E. Toms of the book The Customer Centricity Playbook. He has been quoted or featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Washington Post, and on NPR, among other media. In 2017, Professor Fader was named by Advertising Age as one of its inaugural “25 Marketing Technology Trailblazers,” and was the only academic on the list.

Peter Fader

Peter Fader

Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor
Professor of Marketing

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Stewart D. Friedman

Practice Professor Emeritus of Management
Director, Wharton Work/Life Integration Project

Stew Friedman has been on the Wharton faculty since 1984. He became the Management Department’s first Practice Professor for his work on applying theory and research to the real challenges facing organizations.

As founding director of The Wharton Leadership Program, in 1991 he initiated the required MBA and Undergraduate leadership courses.  He is also founding director of Wharton’s Work/Life Integration Project and of Total Leadership.

An award-winning teacher, he appears regularly in business media (The New York Times cited the “rock star adoration” he inspires in his students).  He has been recognized twice as one of HR’s Most Influential International Thinkers and as one of the “world’s top 50 business thinkers” three times by Thinkers50. In 2015 he won the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award in the talent management field. He’s published 50+ articles for HBR.org, including one listed first among Harvard Business Review‘s Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013.  He was chosen by Working Mother as one of America’s 25 most influential men to have made things better for working parents, and was honored by the Families and Work Institute with the Work Life Legacy Award.

Stew’s most recent book is Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life (Harvard Business, 2014), a Wall Street Journal best-seller, now being taught as a MOOC on Coursera.  It builds on his award-winning best-seller, Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life (Harvard Business, 2008), which has been translated into many languages. The program it describes is his challenging Wharton course, in which participants complete an intensive series of real-world exercises designed to increase their leadership capacity and performance in all parts of their lives by better integrating them, while working in high-involvement peer-to-peer coaching relationships and completing much of the activity online in a cutting-edge social learning environment.  Total Leadership is used by individuals and companies worldwide, including as a primary intervention in a multi-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health on improving the careers and lives of women in medicine and by 135,000+ students who were enrolled in Stew’s first MOOC on Coursera.

In 2001 Stew concluded a two-year assignment as a senior executive at Ford Motor Company, where he was director of the Leadership Development Center (LDC), running a 50-person, $25 MM operation.  In partnership with the CEO, he launched a corporate-wide portfolio of initiatives designed to transform Ford’s culture; 2500+ managers per year participated.  Near the end of his tenure at Ford, an independent research group (ICEDR) said the LDC was a “global benchmark” for leadership development programs.

Stew worked for five years in the mental health field before earning his PhD in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan.  He has published on work/life, leadership, and the dynamics of change, including the widely-cited Harvard Business Review articles, “Work and life: the end of the zero-sum game” (1998); “Be a better leader, have a richer life” (2008); and “Work + Home + Community + Self (2014); and “The Happy Workaholic: a role model for employees” (in Academy of Management Executive, 2003).  In 2013 Wharton Digital Press published his landmark study of two generations of Wharton students, Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family (Wharton Digital Press, 2013).  Work and Family – Allies or Enemies? (Oxford, 2000) was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the field’s best books.  In Integrating Work and Life: The Wharton Resource Guide(Jossey-Bass, 1998) Stew edited the first collection of learning tools for building leadership skills for integrating work and life.

Stew serves on a number of boards and has advised a wide range of companies and public sector organizations, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the United Nations, and two White House administrations.  He gives keynote addresses and conducts workshops globally on leadership and the whole person, creating change, and strategic human resources issues. (Here is the master class he gave for Wharton’s Lifelong Learning Tour in San Francisco.)

Follow on Twitter @StewFriedman and LinkedIn, read his digital articles HBR.org, and tune in to his Work and Life show on SiriusXM 132, Business Radio Powered by Wharton, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET (selected episodes now available as free podcasts.)

Noah Gans’s research focuses on service operations, and he has a particular interest in the management of telephone call centers.

He is the Department Editor of Stochastic Models and Simulation for Management Science.  In 2010-2011, he was the President of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM).  At Wharton, Noah teaches an MBA core course on Business Analytics, an MBA elective course on Service Operations, and Ph.D. courses in operations management.

Noah Gans

Noah Gans

Anheuser-Busch Professor of Management Science at Wharton
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions – Department Chair

Christopher Geczy

Christopher Geczy

Adjunct Professor of Finance
Academic Director, Wharton Wealth Management Initiative
Academic Director, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research

Chris Geczy has been on the Finance Faculty at Wharton since 1997 and is Academic Director of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research.

He is also Academic Director of the Wharton Wealth Management Initiative at Wharton Executive Education. He has a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in finance and econometrics from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Geczy regularly teaches investment management and co-created the first full course on hedge funds at The Wharton School, the course Impact Investing, and a number of executive education courses. He has taught AIMR/CFA Institute-accredited professional Risk Management courses through the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Before his studies at Chicago, Chris worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C., in its Division of Research and Statistics. Chris is a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and has been the New York Stock Exchange Fellow and the Geewax-Terker Fellow at the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research at Wharton. He has been the Academic Director of a number of Wharton Executive Education programs including the 2009 Securities Industry Institute in partnership with SIFMA, the Investment Management Consultants Association Endowments and Foundations, Alternative Investments and the advanced Investment Strategist Certificate programs.

He serves on Intel’s US Retirement Plans’ Investment Policy Committee. He has served on the Economic Advisory Board of NASDAQ, acts as an editor of the Journal of Alternative Investments and serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Wealth Management. Chris is a founding board member of the Mid-Atlantic Hedge Fund Association (Chairman 2007- 2008), and he serves on the curriculum and exam committee of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). Chris also serves on the board of the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association.

Current research focuses on multifactor models, wealth management, risk management, asset allocation, the performance of managed funds, and various aspects of equity lending and short-selling. His work has appeared in numerous books and scholarly journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy. It has also been reported in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, Forbes, NPR, SmartMoney magazine, on CNBC’s Squawk Box and in numerous other media.

Adam Grant has been recognized as Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years, and as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune‘s 40 under 40. .

As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives.

Books

Adam is the author of three New York Times bestselling books that have sold over a million copies and been translated into 35 languages. Give and Take, on why helping others drives our success, was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal— as well as one Oprah‘s riveting reads and Harvard Business Review‘s ideas that shaped management. Originals, on how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink, was a #1 national bestseller praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, and Malcolm Gladwell. Option B, coauthored with Sheryl Sandberg, is a #1 bestseller on facing adversity and building resilience recommended by Bill and Melinda Gates and Malala Yousafzai.

Teaching, Speaking, Consulting, and Leadership

Adam is the host of WorkLife, a TED original podcast. His TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 12 million times. He received a standing ovation at TED in 2016 and was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NBA, and the Gates Foundation, and the World Economic Forum, where he has been honored as a Young Global Leader. At Wharton, he has received the Excellence in Teaching Award for all of his classes and earned the Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty MBA Teaching Award. He is the founder and host of the Authors@Wharton speaker series, and co-director of Wharton People Analytics. He has designed experiential learning activities in which students have raised over $325,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills. He is a passionate feminist who serves on the Lean In board and the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon, and an angel investor in startups in HR and culture, technology, and consumer products..

Research

Adam’s research focuses on generosity, motivation and meaningful work, championing new ideas, personality traits like introversion-extraversion, and leadership, collaboration, culture, and organizational change. He has earned numerous prestigious awards for distinguished scholarly achievement, including the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award for early-to-mid-career contributions from the Academy of Management, the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and the Owens Scholarly Achievement Award for the best publication in the field from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He has published more than 60 articles in a wide range of leading management and psychology journals, and his pioneering research has introduced evidence-based techniques that increase performance and reduce burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhance call center productivity, and motivate helping and safety behaviors among doctors, nurses, and lifeguards.

Education

Adam received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology, finishing it in less than three years, and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa honors, and the John Harvard Scholarship for highest academic achievement.

Additional

At Wharton, Adam was granted tenure while still in his twenties. Before graduate school, he worked at Let’s Go Publications, where he set multiple company records for advertising sales and earned the Manager of the Year award. He is a former magician and junior Olympic springboard diver. For more details, see www.adamgrant.net

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Adam Grant

The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management
Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Mauro Guillen

Mauro Guillen

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management
Professor of Management
Anthony L. Davis Director, The Lauder Institute

Mauro F. Guillén is the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Penn, a research-and-teaching program on management and international relations.

He holds the Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School. He received a PhD in sociology from Yale University and a Doctorate in political economy from the University of Oviedo in his native Spain.

He is a trustee of the Royal Foundation of Spain, known as the Fundación Princesa de Asturias, a member of the advisory board of the Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas (Grupo Analistas), and serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global panel of experts.

He has won the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award. He is an Elected Fellow of the Sociological Research Association and of the Macro Organizational Behavior Society, a former Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow and a Member in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2005 he won the IV Fundación Banco Herrero Prize, awarded annually to the best Spanish social scientist under the age of 40. He has delivered the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University, the Otto Krause Memorial Lecture at the University of Johannesburg, and the Laurent Picard Distinguished Lecture at McGill University.

He has received a Wharton MBA Core Teaching Award, a Wharton Graduate Association Teaching Award, a Wharton Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award, the Gulf Publishing Company Best Paper Award of the Academy of Management, the W. Richard Scott Best Paper Award of the American Sociological Association, the Gustavus Myers Center Award for Outstanding Book on Human Rights, and the President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association.

His current research deals with the internationalization of the firm, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations and crises. His most recent books are Rude Awakening: Threats to the Global Liberal Order (2018), The Architecture of Collapse: The Global System in the Twenty-First Century (2016), Global Turning Points (2012), and Emerging Markets Rule (2012). He is also the author or co-author of The New Multinationals (2010), Green Products (2011), Building a Global Bank: The Transformation of Banco Santander (2008), The Rise of Spanish Multinationals (2005), The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical (2006), The Limits of Convergence: Globalization and Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain (2001), Models of Management (1994), and The AIDS Disaster (1990).

His personal website is at: http://www.management.wharton.upenn.edu/guillen/

Professor Martine Haas received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University, an M.A. in Sociology from Harvard University, an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, and a B.A. in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

She received tenure at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 2011, having served on the faculty since 2007. Previously, she was a faculty member at Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations, and a visiting faculty member at London Business School.

Professor Haas’s work focuses on collaboration in global, knowledge-intensive organizations. Her research and teaching interests include global teams, knowledge sharing, information technology use, managing human capital, implementing strategic capabilities, field research methods, and the sociology & social psychology of organizations. She has published articles in leading academic and practitioner journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Her research has received prestigious scholarly awards including the Academy of Management’s William H. Newman Award for outstanding dissertation-based research and the Academy of International Business’s Temple/AIB Best Paper Award.

She has recently served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal and on the Executive Committee of the Organization & Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management. She also currently serves or has recently served on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, and Organization Science, and as an Associate Editor for the new Journal of Organizational Design.

Professor Haas is an award-winning teacher who has taught courses in global strategy, general management, and organizational behavior to executives, PhD students, MBA students, and undergraduates. She has led an annual trip to South Africa for 50+ executive MBA students for the past several years. She has worked for McKinsey & Company in London and for the international aid agency Oxfam, and advised a range of organizations including the World Bank, the BBC, and the Tate Gallery of Modern Art.

Martine Haas

Martine Haas

Associate Professor of Management

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Robert W. Holthausen

The Nomura Securities Co. Professor
Professor of Accounting
Professor of Finance

Robert W. Holthausen is the Nomura Securities Company Professor of Accounting and Finance. Prior to coming to Wharton, he was a Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago.

He earned his doctorate at the University of Rochester where he also earned his M.B.A. Prior to his academic career, he was a C.P.A. working at Price Waterhouse and he was also in the finance group at Mobil.

Professor Holthausen is widely published in both finance and accounting journals. His research has studied the effects of management compensation and governance structures on firm performance, the effects of information on volume and prices, corporate restructuring and valuation, the effects of large block sales on common stock prices, and numerous other topics. His research has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. He has served in various editorial capacities for all five journals listed above; either as consulting editor, associate editor, editorial board member or reviewer. He is currently an editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

His teaching has been concentrated in the areas of investment management and valuation. Currently, his primary teaching responsibility is for the valuation class he developed. He has teaching experience at the undergraduate, M.B.A., and Ph.D. levels and has won teaching awards from both the undergraduate and M.B.A. students at Wharton, including the David J. Hauck award. He is currently the academic director of Wharton’s Mergers and Acquisitions program.

Professor Holthausen has consulted with a variety of companies. His specific consulting engagements are varied and include such diverse activities as serving as a compensation consultant to a Fortune 500 Company, consulting with an investment company in the development of fundamental trading rules used to manage equity portfolios and performing valuation analysis in a variety of situations.

Kartik Hosanagar is the John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business and a Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kartik’s research work focuses on the digital economy, in particular the impact of analytics and algorithms on consumers and society, Internet media, Internet marketing and e-commerce.

Kartik has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. He is a ten-time recipient of MBA or Undergraduate teaching excellence awards at the Wharton School. His research has received several best paper awards. Kartik cofounded and developed the core IP for Yodle Inc, a venture-backed firm that was acquired by Web.com. Yodle was listed by Inc. Magazine among America’s fastest growing private companies. He is a cofounder of SmartyPal Inc. He has served on the advisory boards of Milo (acq. by eBay) and Monetate and is involved with many other startups as either an investor or board member. His past consulting and executive education clients include Google, American Express, Citi and others. Kartik was a co-host of the SiriusXM show The Digital Hour. He currently serves as a department editor at the journal Management Science and has previously served as a Senior Editor at the journals Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly.

Kartik graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS, Pilani), India, and he has an MPhil in Management Science and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.

Outside of Wharton, he likes to make short films, and start companies.

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Kartik Hosanagar

John C. Hower Professor
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

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David Hsu

Richard A. Sapp Professor
Professor of Management

David Hsu is the Richard A. Sapp Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

He graduated from Stanford University with undergraduate majors in economics and political science. After a few years working in industry, he received his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, followed by his Ph.D. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hsu’s research interests are in entrepreneurial innovation and management. Within that domain, he has investigated topics such as intellectual property management, start-up innovation, technology commercialization strategy, and venture capital. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Management Science, Journal of Finance, Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy. He is past department and associate editor of Management Science. In 2008, Hsu was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellowship. At Wharton, he teaches two MBA electives, Entrepreneurship and Technology Strategy. At Penn, Hsu is Associate Faculty Director of the Weiss Tech House, which encourages and supports students in the creation, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies.

Laura Huang is an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Huang’s research examines early-stage investment decisions, and how perceptions and cues influence an individuals’ ability to make important, high-stakes decisions. She is currently studying how an investor’s gut feel plays a role in entrepreneurial decision-making, in addition to business viability data. Professor Huang holds a Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine, an MBA from INSEAD, and both an M.S. and a B.S. in Engineering from Duke University. Prior to entering academia, Professor Huang worked across NA, Europe, and Asia in investment banking, consulting, and general management, for corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also served as a consultant and advisor to a number of entrepreneurial start-ups in Europe, SE Asia, and China.

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Laura Huang

Assistant Professor

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Don Huesman

Managing Director, Wharton Online

Don Huesman is the Managing Director of Online Learning at the Wharton School.

Previously, Don held positions at Wharton as the Managing Director of the Innovation Group, as a Senior Director supervising technology support for the School’s academic departments and faculty and overseeing the use of technology in Executive Education. Don has been a lecturer in Wharton’s graduate and undergraduate programs, teaching courses in IT and Decision Sciences. Don was an entrepreneur and software pioneer in the early days of the personal computer industry, co-founding the company that produced The Organizer, the first personal information manager for PCs. His company put the first calendars, to-do lists, and contact management systems on personal computers. Don has taught the strategic use of information systems in a variety of executive education programs, including Wharton’s Advanced Management Program, the International Forum and the American Institute. Don is currently a doctoral student at Penn’s Graduate School of Education studying higher education management, technology enabled learning environments and non-traditional adult learners.

Professor Ittner’s research focuses on the design, implementation, and performance consequences of performance measurement, cost management, and enterprise risk management systems.

His articles have been published in the Harvard Business Review and leading academic accounting, marketing, and operations management journals. He is an editor of The Accounting Review, and has served as senior editor at Production and Operations Management and associate editor for Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Science, and several other academic journals. His work on the association between customer satisfaction measures and financial performance received the American Accounting Association’s Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award.

Professor Ittner teaches the undergraduate management accounting core course, an MBA cost management elective, and executive education sessions on cost accounting and marketing metrics. In addition, he runs management accounting doctoral courses for students from throughout the United States and Europe. He is the recipient of several MBA teaching awards.

Professor Ittner received his BS from California State University, Long Beach, his MBA from UCLA, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard University.

Christopher Ittner

Christopher D. Ittner

EY Professor of Accounting
Chairperson, Accounting Department

Raghu Iyengar

Raghu Iyengar

Miers-Busch, W’1885 Professor
Professor of Marketing
Faculty Co-Director – Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

Professor Raghu Iyengar’s research interests fall in two domains: pricing and social influence. In the area of pricing, his work focuses on the impact of multi-part pricing schemes on consumer response.

The success of such pricing mechanisms to extract consumer surplus depends on how consumers respond to different components. Methodologically, Iyengar has developed novel consumer demand models that capture the effect of multi-part pricing tariffs in a theoretically meaningful way and include contextual factors such as consumers’ uncertainty about usage. Substantively, he has shown that accounting for consumers’ uncertainty is important for firm profits especially when multi-part prices are employed. In the area of social networks, Iyengar has done work that has investigated how and why such influence may be at work. Across several studies, Iyengar has identified the underlying mechanism(s) such as awareness, social learning or social normative pressure that may be at work in different contexts. Understanding the mechanism(s) is important not only theoretically but also managerially, because which customers to target and which ties to activate using what message depends on what mechanism is at work.

Professor Iyengar’s other current research projects focus on the impact of referral coupons on consumer behavior and how changes in loyalty program requirements may change future customer behavior. His research has been published or forthcoming in Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Psychometrika, Quantitative and Marketing Economics and Experimental Economics. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Marketing Research,

Marketing Science and the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

Professor Iyengar’s teaching interests are in the area of Marketing Analytics. He earned his PhD and MPhil from Columbia University and his B. Tech. from IIT Kanpur, India.

Barbara E. Kahn returned to The Wharton School in January 2011 to serve as the Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing and the Director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center.

Prior to rejoining Wharton, Barbara served for three and a half years as the Dean and Schein Family Chair Professor of Marketing at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. While Dean at the University of Miami, she launched new global initiatives and academic programs, attracted top faculty from some of the world’s leading business schools to enhance the caliber of the school’s research and teaching, and established new partnerships with the business community. All of these initiatives helped the School rise significantly in the ratings. She also established the Global Business Forum at the University of Miami which brought over 1000 leading business executives and professionals to the campus.

Before becoming Dean at University of Miami, Barbara spent 17 years at The Wharton School as the Dorothy Silberberg Professor of Marketing. She was also Vice Dean and Director of the Wharton Undergraduate program. She was a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute and a faculty member of the Graduate Group in the Psychology Department. Before joining the Wharton faculty in 1990, Barbara served on the faculty at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. She was the Hakuhodo Advertising Agency Visiting Scholar at University of Tokyo in 1993 and a Visiting Academic at the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1996.

Barbara is an internationally recognized scholar on variety seeking, brand loyalty, retail assortment issues and patient decision-making whose research provides marketing managers with a better understanding of the consumer choice process. She has published more than 60 articles in leading academic journals. Between 1982 and 2006, she was the world’s seventh most published author of articles in the most prestigious marketing journals. She co-authored Grocery Revolution: The New Focus on the Consumer, a book that chronicled the dramatically changing supermarket industry and outlined how consumers make choices within the supermarket. In 2013, she published Global Brand Power: Leveraging Branding for Long-Term Growth.

Barbara has been elected president of the Association of Consumer Research, elected president of the Journal of Consumer Research Policy Board and selected as a Marketing Science Institute Trustee. She has been or is area editor at Marketing Science, and associate editor both at the Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Marketing. She is or has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making and Marketing Letters.

She received her PhD, MBA and MPhil degrees from Columbia University, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Rochester.

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Barbara E. Kahn

Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor
Professor of Marketing

Katherine Klein

Katherine Klein

Edward H. Bowman Professor
Professor of Management
Vice-Dean, Wharton Social Impact Initiative

Professor Katherine Klein received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to coming to Wharton, Katherine was on the faculty of the University of Maryland and a visiting professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

An award-winning organizational psychologist, Katherine has conducted extensive field research regarding a range of topics including team leadership, climate, conflict, social networks and effectiveness; organizational change and technology implementation; employee diversity; and employee responses to stock ownership and stock options. She has taught executive education, studied, and consulted with a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations including Charles Schwab, Rohm and Haas, North American Scientific, Medtronic, The Baltimore Shock Trauma Center, Penn Vet, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Korean Management Association.

Her research has been published in numerous top journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, the Academy of Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review. A former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, she is currently an associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Katherine is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Katherine’s current research interests include race in organizations; leadership succession and social network change; and Rwanda’s reconciliation and reconstruction following the 1994 genocide.

Professor Lambert’s research examines topics within financial and managerial accounting.

In particular, he explores how information is related to the cost of capital in firms and how firms use information for performance evaluation. His articles have appeared in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, and Strategic Management Journal.

He teaches an elective course in financial reporting in both the MBA and WEMBA programs, the core financial accounting class in the WEMBA program, and seminars in the doctoral program. He also teaches in various executive education programs. He is the recipient of several teaching awards.

Professor Lambert previously taught at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1982, an MS in Statistics from Stanford in 1980, and a B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1977.

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Richard Lambert

Miller-Sherrerd Professor
Professor of Accounting

Cade Massey

Cade Massey

Practice Professor
Faculty Co-Director, Wharton People Analytics

Cade Massey is a Practice Professor in the Wharton School’s Operations, Information and Decisions Department.

He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and taught at Duke University and Yale University before moving to Penn. Massey’s research focuses on judgment under uncertainty – how, and how well, people predict what will happen in the future. His work draws on experimental and “real world” data such as employee stock options, 401k savings, the National Football League draft, and graduate school admissions.  His research has led to long-time collaborations with Google, Merck and multiple professional sports franchises. Massey’s research has been published in leading psychology and management journals, and covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Economist, and National Public Radio. He has taught MBA and Executive MBA courses for 15 years, receiving teaching awards for courses on negotiation, influence, organizational behavior and human resources. He also co-teaches Wharton’s “People Analytics” MOOC on Coursera. Massey is faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics, co-host of “Wharton Moneyball” on SiriusXM Business Radio, and co-creator of the Massey-Peabody NFL Power Rankings for the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Center City Philadelphia.

Education: DBA, University of South Africa, 1975; MBA (cum laude), University of South Africa, 1972; BS, University of Witwatersrand, 1963

Consulting

Merck, Microsoft, Air Products, Citibank, Greenwich Pharmaceuticals, Chubb and Sons, NYSE, Dupont, General Electric, GTE, IBM, Metropolitan Life, American Re-Insurance, Panasonic (Japan), Olympus (Japan), L.G. Group (Korea), Texas Instruments, KPMG, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Fluor Daniel; Workout initiative, GE, 1989-92

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1986-present (named Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2005; named Fred R. Sullivan Professor, 1999-2005; Director, Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center, 1986-present; Director, Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program, 1998-2003; George W. Taylor Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, 1986-99; Academic Director, Advanced Management Program, 1988-89). Previous appointments: New York University; Columbia University; University of South Africa. Visiting appointment: Northwestern University

Ian MacMillan

Ian MacMillan

The Dhirubhai Ambani Emeritus Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Ethan Mollick

Associate Professor of Management
Academic Director, Wharton Interactive

Prof. Ethan Mollick studies innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on how to give everyone more opportunities to be innovative and entrepreneurial.

His papers have been published in top management journals and have won best paper awards from multiple divisions of the Academy of Management. His work on crowdfunding is the most cited article in management published in the last five years. Prof. Mollick is a Schultze Distinguished Professor and Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow.

Prof. Mollick is also the Academic Director and co-founder of Wharton Interactive, which aims to transform business school teaching using games and simulations. He has had a long interest in using games for teaching, and co-authored a book on the intersection between video games and business that was named one of the American Library Association’s top ten business books of the year, and has studied the way that games can be used to motivate performance and to educate. His simulations and games are used by tens of thousands of students around the world.

Prior to his academic career, he was co-founder of a company and a management consultant. Prof. Mollick has worked with organizations ranging from DARPA to General Mills on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Ethan Mollick received his PhD (2010) and MBA (2004) from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, magna cum laude, in 1997.

Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Navathe served as Managing Director, Healthcare for the firm Navigant, where he led the Academic Medical Center, Value Transformation, and Analytic Services practices. Dr. Navathe is a practicing physician, health economist, and engineer with expertise in delivery transformation and policy design. His thought leadership led to founding the new disciplinary academic journal Health Care: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation and serving as its Co-Editor-in-Chief, as well as serving as Founding Director of the Foundation for Healthcare Innovation. His work on improving health care costs and quality has been published in numerous leading journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Health Affairs, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Services Research, American Journal of Managed Care, and other leading academic journals. Dr. Navathe completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; post-graduate medical training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School; and obtained his Ph.D. in Health Care Management and Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

His work has focused on two core areas: (1) provider economic behavior, including incentive design and behavioral economics, and (2) applications of informatics to address health services research questions. These streams include a mix of pragmatic clinical trials and observational data analyses. Current areas of focus include bundled payments, applications of behavioral economics to physicians and non-physician clinicians, and peer comparisons. His work in advanced health data analytics and technology to improve health care delivery has been implemented at numerous large health systems. He has also applied his skills to federal policy for health care evidence development and data infrastructure. Dr. Navathe’s technical expertise focuses on the use of claims and clinical data to measure the costs, quality and appropriateness of care, making inferences on clinical care delivery highly relevant to analysis of health system performance and policy design. He also has deep experience with large-scale government-led projects, having served as Medical Officer and Senior Program Manager for the $1B federal Comparative Effectiveness Research program, and with informatics and information technology to support health care delivery.

Dr. Navathe is inspired to transform health care delivery for his patients. As a practicing physician, he sees the complexity and hardships of health care financing and delivery in a very personal way.  He is inspired by his patients on a day-to-day basis and hopes that his work will improve their lives and those of Americans nationwide.

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Amol S. Navathe

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Staff Physician, CHERP, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Co-Editor-in-Chief, HealthCare: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation

Philip Nichols

Philip M. Nichols

Joseph Kolodny Professor of Social Responsibility in Business
Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

Education: JD, Duke University, 1988; LLM, Duke University, 1988; AB, Harvard University, 1982

Career, Recent Professional Awards, and Teaching Awards

Fulbright Fellowship; Hoeber Award (best article), 2011; Ralph J. Bunche Award (best international paper), 2002; Lindback Award, 2000; David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1996; Excellence in Teaching Award (Undergraduate Division), 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013;  Rappaport Core Teaching Award 2004, 2009; Intergreek Council Award for Outstanding Professor, 1996; Huntsman Program Senior Teaching Award, 2013

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1992-present. Visiting Appointments: National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India; Korea University, Seoul, South Korea; Singapore Management University

Lori Rosenkopf is the Simon and Midge Palley Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Operations Research from Cornell University and Stanford University respectively. Lori also worked as a systems engineer for Eastman Kodak and AT&T Bell Laboratories before earning her Ph.D. in Management of Organizations from Columbia University.  Since joining the faculty in 1993, Lori has taught courses for undergraduates, MBAs, doctoral students, and executive education participants, receiving the Hauck Award for distinguished teaching in the undergraduate program.  She has served as a Senior Editor for the journal Organization Science and as a consultant for the National Academy of Sciences, and she has been elected as the Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management and also a member of the Macro-Organizational Behavior Society.

Lori’s research examines technological communities and social networks across several high-tech industries.  She analyzes how and when knowledge may flow between technical professionals and between firms, mapping these flows in order to estimate which people, firms, and technologies are more likely to succeed.  This research has been published in leading journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal,Academy of Management Review, Management Science,Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal.

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Lori Rosenkopf

Simon and Midge Palley Professor
Professor of Management
Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division

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Michael R Roberts

William H. Lawrence Professor, Professor of Finance

Education: PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 2001; MA, University of California at Berkeley, 2001; BA, University of California at San Diego, 1992

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2004-present. Previous appointments: Duke University, Fuqua School of Business; University of California at Berkeley

Professional Leadership

Co-Editor, Journal of Finance; Editorial Boards: Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, Financial Research Letters, International Review of Finance

Roy Rosin is the chief innovation officer at Penn Medicine, where he works with thought leaders from across the health system to turn ideas into measurable impact in the areas of health outcomes, patient experience, and new revenue streams.

Previously, Roy served as the first vice president of innovation for Intuit, a leading software company best known for Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax.  In this role, he led changes in how Intuit manages new business creation, allowing small teams pursuing new opportunities to get to market and experiment rapidly.

Roy also built innovation programs that dramatically increased entrepreneurial activity, with annual new releases increasing from five per year to 30, while time to market decreased from one year to a few months. After five years of Intuit’s new approach to growth, the company had delivered shareholder returns of three times Google and 33 times the S&P 500.

Roy received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated with honors from Harvard College. Outside of work he serves as a board member and angel investor for venture-funded startups, an advisor to Fortune 100 companies and avid spectator at his kids’ track and cross country events.

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Roy Rosin

Chief Innovation Officer

Scott Rosner

Scott Rosner

Faculty Associate Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative
Practice Professor, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department

Scott Rosner teaches courses in Sports Business Management and Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.

Rosner is Principal of Hudson Sports Consulting, a sports advisory firm with clients that include the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the United States Tennis Association, FedEx, AT&T. Rosner is the lead author of The Business of Sports.

Professor Nancy Rothbard received her A.B. from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan.

She is the David Pottruck Professor of Management and Chair, Management Department, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Prior to joining the faculty at Wharton, she was on faculty at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Professor Rothbard’s research focuses on the interplay between emotions and engagement in multiple roles. Specifically, she explores how people’s emotional responses to one role or task affect their subsequent engagement in another role or task. She has examined these questions in the context of work and family roles and in the context of multiple tasks that people perform within the work role. Her work has been published in academic journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, and Personnel Psychology. In addition to her academic articles, Professor Rothbard has authored several Harvard Business School case studies. Her teaching cases touch on the topics of leadership, corporate culture, and organizational change. Professor Rothbard received the 2000 Likert Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan. She is also the recipient of the Gerald and Lillian Dykstra Award for Teaching Excellence and the Wharton Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award, 2010.

Nancy Rothbard

Nancy Rothbard

David Pottruck Professor
Professor of Management
Chairperson, Management Department

Sergei Savin

Sergei Savin

Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

Professor Savin’s research expertise is centered on operational aspects of health care delivery, improving patient access to care, and optimal management of diagnostic and treatment capacity.

His articles have appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, among others, and he also actively participates in editorial activities for several premier journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management.

Professor Savin teaches a PhD course on optimization, the core MBA course on Business Analytics, and the core undergraduate course on Operations and Information Management.

Before joining the Wharton School in July 2009, Professor Savin was on the faculty at the Columbia Business School and the London Business School. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Operations and Information Management from the Wharton School in 2001.

Maurice Schweitzer is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

His research focuses on emotions and the negotiation process. He has published over 70 articles in Management, Psychology, and Economics journals and recently co-authored Friend & Foe. Maurice is the academic director of Wharton’s Strategic Decision Making Mindset program and he teaches Advanced Negotiations in Wharton’s executive education, MBA, and undergraduate programs. Maurice has won several teaching and research awards, and he is the incoming president of the International Association for Conflict Management.

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Maurice Schweitzer

Cecilia Yen Koo Professor
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Professor of Management

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G. Richard Shell

Thomas Gerrity Professor
Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics and Management
Chairperson: Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department

Education: JD with Honors, University of Virginia; BA with Honors, Princeton University.

Recent Consulting

Negotiation, personal/leadership development, and legal strategy advice for a variety of clients, including firms and individuals in the health care industry, higher education, financial services, tech, family businesses, and finance.  Designed and taught customized seminars in the United States and abroad for Google, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Starwood Capital Group, Christie’s Auction House, the World Economic Forum, and the United Food and Commercial Workers International labor union. Has addressed the American Bankers Association, Army War College, Chief of Naval Operations’ Senior Strategy Group, and both Army and Navy Special Operations Forces. Has also worked closely with the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit.

Career, Recent Professional Awards, and Teaching Awards

2013 Business Book of the Year and Personal Development Book of the Year Awards for Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success; 1999 Book Award for Excellence for Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People; Wharton Hauck Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (highest undergraduate teaching award), 2009; Wharton Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award (top 10 teachers by course evaluations): 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2005, 1991, 1990; Wharton MBA Class of 1984 Teaching Award (highest MBA teaching award), 2009; Wharton MBA Excellence in Teaching Award (top 8 teachers by course evaluations), 2017, 2009, 1995, 1994, 1993; Wharton MBA Teaching Award for “Going Above and Beyond” in educational dedication and innovation in the Core Curriculum, 2016, 2017; Wharton Executive MBA Program Outstanding Teaching Award 1996; Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Curriculum Teaching Award, 1996; Executive MBA Teaching Award for Electives, 1996; Wharton MBA Core Curricular Cluster Award, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.

Academic Positions Held

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, the Wharton School: 1986-present. Named Thomas Gerrity Professor, 2001; Chairperson, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, 1995-2000 and 2010-Present; Pfizer Foundation Term Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, 1986-91. Previous academic appointments: Lecturer in Legal Studies Program, Brandeis University. Visiting Scholar, Harvard School of Law, Harvard Program on Negotiation.

Other Positions

Associate, Hill & Barlow, Boston; Law Clerk, Judge Levin H. Campbell, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Boston, MA; Account Executive and Market Researcher, J.R. Taft Corporation, Washington, DC; Social worker and housing relocation counselor, Washington, DC.

 

Harbir Singh is the Mack Professor of Management; co-director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; and faculty director of the Huntsman Program for International Studies and Business at the Wharton School.

Committed to global business research and education, he has served as vice dean for Global Initiatives at the Wharton School. He focuses on the development of world-class capabilities and of sustainable competitive advantage. His main interests in research and teaching lie in three areas: strategic leadership, growth and innovation via alliances and acquisitions, and the evolution of competitive strategy.

Harbir has won multiple awards for outstanding research in strategic management at the Academy of Management in addition to awards for teaching. He received the Academy of International Business Decade Award for his co-authored work on determinants of modes of entry by multinational firms into new country markets. He was chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and is the former dean of the fellows of the Strategic Management Society. He is the author of several books on strategy and leadership in a global setting.

Harbir received his PhD at the University of Michigan. He is the academic director for several of Wharton’s open enrollment executive programs, including Creating and Implementing Strategy for Competitive Advantage and Driving Growth through Strategic Partnerships, and is a lead faculty member in the Mergers and Acquisitions program. Additionally, he teaches and directs numerous customized programs for companies and associations around the world.

Harbir has been a visiting faculty member at London Business School; Bocconi University in Milan; and the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, as well as a founding faculty member of the Indian School of Business. He has also conducted executive seminars on competitive advantage, globalization, acquisitions, and alliances for many companies including IBM Corporation, Pfizer, Verizon, AT&T, and Daimler.

Harbir Singh

Harbir Singh

Mack Professor
Professor of Management
Co-Director, mack Institute for Innovation management
Faculty Director, Huntsman Program

Ken Shropshire

Kenneth L. Shropshire

David W. Hauck Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Education: JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1980; AB, Stanford University, 1977

Recent Consulting

United States Tennis Association; Miami Dolphins; NFL; Negotiation training and consultation. Expert witness.

Academic Positions Held

Arizona State University: Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport, CEO Global Sport Institute 2017-Present; Wharton: 1986-present.(Director, Wharton Sports Business Initiative, 2004-present; named David W. Hauck Professor, 2001; Chairperson, Legal Studies Department, 2000-2005; Pitney Bowes Term Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, 1986-91). University of Pennsylvania: (Acting Director, Afro-American Studies Program, 1997-98).

Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton.

He studied Economics at Stanford University and earned an M.A. in Economics from Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and the Harvard Business School. Professor Siggelkow has been the recipient of multiple MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards, including the Class of 1984 Award presented to the faculty member with the highest teaching rating in the MBA classroom, the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Teaching Award, the Wharton Award, and the Wharton Graduate Association Student Choice Award. His research has been published in the leading management journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Industrial Economics, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Organization. In 2008, he received the Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Contribution Award for the most significant paper published in ASQ five years earlier. Nicolaj is a member of the Editorial Review Boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, and Academy of Management Perspectives.

His current research focuses on the strategic and organizational implications of interactions among a firm’s choices of activities and resources. In particular, his research has focused on three broad questions: How do firms develop, grow and adjust their set of activities over time? How does organizational design affect a firm’s ability to find high-performing sets of activities? What role do interactions among a firm’s activities play in creating and sustaining competitive advantage? To address these questions, he has employed a range of methodological approaches, including in-depth field studies of individual firms, econometric methods for large-scale data sets, formal modeling, and simulation models.

Nicolaj Siggelkow

Nicolaj Siggelkow

David M. Knott Professor
Professor of Management
Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management

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Christian Terwiesch

Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Professor of Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, Mack Institute of Innovation Management

Christian Terwiesch is the Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is a Professor in Wharton’s Operations, Information and Decisions department, co-director of Penn’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and also holds a faculty appointment In Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. His research on Operations Management and on Innovation Management appears in many of the leading academic journals ranging from Management Science to The New England Journal of Medicine. He is an award-winning teacher with extensive experience in MBA teaching and executive education.

Professor Terwiesch is the co-author of Matching Supply with Demand, a widely used text-book in Operations Management that is now in its third edition. Based on this book, Professor Terwiesch has launched the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in business on Coursera. By now, well over 250,000 students enrolled in the course.

His latest book, Innovation Tournaments, was published by Harvard Business School Press. The novel, process-based approach to innovation outlined in the book was featured by BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, and the Sloan Management Review and has lead to innovation tournaments in organizations around the world.

Professor Terwiesch has researched with and consulted for various organizations. From small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, he has helped companies become more innovative, often by implementing innovation tournament events and by helping to restructure their innovation portfolio.

Most of his current work relates to healthcare and innovation management. In the healthcare space, some of Professor Terwiesch recent projects include the design of patient centered care processes in the VA hospital system, the impact of emergency room crowding on hospital revenues and the patient experience at Penn Medicine, and the usage of patient portals and remote patient monitoring.

In addition to his teaching and his research, Professor Terwiesch is experimenting with a new career as a host of a national radio show on Sirius XM 132. Also, after 20 years of Ironman racing, he is trying to become a competitive rower, a transition that unfortunately turns out to be harder than expected.

Jim is co-author of The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook; and an adjunct associate professor at the Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

His areas of research focus are social innovation, future market growth, and investment under conditions of high uncertainty.

He teaches in Wharton Executive Education programs and works with management teams around the world to design and execute growth strategies that increase the value of their firms. Prior to joining the academic world, he was a divisional director of a public company, responsible for business unit turnarounds and new market development. In addition to academic interests he currently serves on the executive board of a venture capital-funded technology company in Philadelphia.

Jim holds a PhD from The Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and is published in the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, Management Science, Organization Science, and the Research-Technology Management Journal. He is a recipient of Best Paper Awards in the Academy of Management and the American Marketing Association.

James Thompson

James D. Thompson

Adjunct Associate Professor, Management Department, The Wharton School
Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

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Karl T. Ulrich

CIBC Endowed Professor
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Professor of Management
Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Karl T. Ulrich is Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development.

He is the co-author of Product Design and Development (5th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2011), a textbook used by a quarter of a million students worldwide. His most recent book is Innovation Tournaments (Harvard Business Press, 2009). He is the winner of many teaching awards, including the Anvil Award, the Miller-Sherrerd Award, and the Excellence in Teaching Award at The Wharton School. At Penn, he co-founded the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Product Design Program, two institutions fostering innovation in the university community.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Ulrich has led dozens of innovation efforts for medical devices, tools, computer peripherals, food products, web-based services, and sporting goods. As a result of this work, he holds more than 20 patents. Professor Ulrich is a founder of Terrapass Inc. which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005, and he is a designer of the Xootr scooter, which Business Week recognized as one of the 50 coolest products of the 21st Century. Professor Ulrich holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT.

Education: PhD, Harvard University; MA, Harvard University; BS, University of Michigan.

Academic Appointment

William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, 1997-. Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, 1996-.

Recent Consulting:

Numerous programs on leadership, decision making, governance, and change with companies and organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, including Abbott, American Express, Cargill, CEO Academy, Cisco, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Estee Lauder, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Morgan Stanley, New York Fire Department, Northrop Grumman, Petrobras, Pew Charitable Trusts, Samsung, Sprint, 3M, The New York Times, Toyota, Verizon, United Nations, U.S. Government, and World Economic Forum.

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Michael Useem

William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management
Professor of Management
Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management
Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest

Senthil Veeraraghavan

Senthil Veeraqraghavan

Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

Senthil Veeraqraghavan researches on the role of Information and Uncertainty in Operations Management, using Theory and Data Analysis. His current research is on designing dynamic pricing based on customer reactions.

His research has appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management journals.  His research on Quality Speed Tradeoffs in services won the first ever award for Best paper in Operations published in Management Science.

Recently, Senthil Veeraraghavan advised a undergraduate thesis on a project that received Class of 2018 Penn President’s Engagement Prize, awarded to senior projects designed to make a substantial, sustainable impact in the world.

Currently, Senthil teaches Operations Strategy, for which he has received several Wharton Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Senthil graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Volpp’s work focuses on developing and testing innovative ways of applying insights from behavioral economics in improving patient health behavior and affecting provider performance.

He leads the Penn LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, 1 of 2 NIH Centers on behavioral economics and health in the United States as well as (with Karen Glanz) the Penn CDC Prevention Research Center. He is the Vice Chair for Health Policy in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine.  He has published more than 175 papers based on work with a wide range of employers, insurers, health systems, and consumer companies in the US and overseas in testing the effectiveness of different behavioral economic strategies in improving health behavior and health outcomes. These studies have been funded by the National Institutes of Aging as well as the National Heart Lung, Blood Institute; the National Cancer Institute; the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders; the CDC;VA Health Services Research and Development; the US Department of Agriculture; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Hewlett Foundation; the Commonwealth Foundation; the Aetna Foundation; Mckinsey; CVS Caremark; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield; Humana; Aramark; Discovery (South Africa); Hawaii Medical Services Association; Merck; and Weight Watchers. His work has garnered numerous awards including career achievement awards from NIH for his work on social and behavioral sciences and election into the National Academy of Medicine.

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Kevin Volpp

Founders President’s Distinguished Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Health Care Management

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Richard Waterman

Practice Professor of Statistics

Research Interests: categorical data analysis, environmental statistics, likelihood methods

Education: JD, Harvard University, 1994; BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1991

Recent Consulting

World Bank (2014-15). Advising on use of gamification in massive open online courses.
Marriott and Franklin Covey (2014). Developing gamification system for employee motivation.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2013). Analysis of the future of broadband networks.
Federal Communications Commission (2009-10). Advising on broadband, open Internet, and open government policies.

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2004-present

Kevin Werbach

Kevin Werbach

Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

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