Faculty and Instructors

Learn from professors who understand the connection between research and real-world experience, and appreciate the distance between ideas and implementation. While housed in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, the program draws from senior faculty across many of Penn's world-class graduate schools including the Wharton School. The program also brings in a small number of leading experts from outside the university. The following are faculty who have been involved with the program. Click on a faculty member name to learn more about him or her.

Annie McKee, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow and Program Director, PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program


Asif Agha, Ph.D.

Dr. Asif Agha has been teaching at the University of Pennsylvania since 1998 in the fields of Anthropology, Linguistics, History & Sociology of Science, South Asian Studies, International Studies, and Education. Before coming to Penn, Agha received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. During his time at Penn, Agha has been appointed Faculty Master of Hill College House, and Consulting Curator of the Asian section of the University Museum. Additional interests include language and social relations with a focus in Sino-Tibetan and Indo-Aryan linguistics.

Michael Baime, M.D.

Ryan Baker, Ph.D.

Quinn Bauriedel

Mr. Quinn Bauriedel is a founder and co-artistic director of the two-time OBIE Award-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company and has been a leading artistic voice in the company for over 20 years. Bauriedel has toured around the world with his productions and has taught workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. In 2016 he was named an Eisenhower Fellow. He has also been awarded a Henry Luce Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship, a Fox Foundation Actor Fellowship (one of six awards given out nationally), a USA Knight Fellowship, and an Independence Foundation Fellowship. Quinn regularly teaches leadership sessions for Wharton’s Aresty Institute for Executive Education and for the Wharton MBA Leadership program as well as with the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program. Additionally, he has led leadership workshops for Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Credit Suisse, U.S. Trust, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Exelis, FINRA, Danisco, and ADP, among others. He has taught theatre courses and workshops at Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Stanford, Swarthmore College, University of Virginia, Georgetown, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan, and American University, among many others. Bauriedel brings fresh insights and cutting edge thinking to all of the workshops he offers, including work on leadership presence, collaborative creativity, the leader as storyteller, and experiential modules designed to strengthen teams and to develop leadership capacity.

Ben Betts, EngD

Dr. Ben Betts leads the passionate and high-performing team at HT2 Labs, the R&D company for Learning and Performance. Since raising seed investment in 2013, Betts has transformed HT2 Labs into one of learning technology’s most exciting startups. With market-leading products, including Curatr, Learning Locker, and Red Panda, Betts's focus is to make online learning more personal, more social, and more measurable. Betts is a thought leader in learning technology with more than 15 years experience. His doctorate broke new ground studying the impact of gamification on adult social learning. He has authored and contributed chapters for four books in the last two years, published peer-reviewed academic papers, and presented at TEDx. Ben’s blog is https://www.ht2labs.com/blog-archive/author/ben-betts/, and his LinkedIn profile is at www.linkedin.com/in/benbetts.

Abhijit Bhaduri

Mr. Bhaduri works as the Chief Learning Officer for the $6 billion Wipro group (NYSE: WIT) that operates in 30 countries with a workforce of 115,000 employees. The Wipro IT Business is amongst the largest global IT services, business process outsourcing, and product engineering companies. In addition to the IT business, Wipro also has leadership position in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting solutions. Bhaduri brings rich experience as a globally experienced human resources practitioner having led HR teams at Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate, and Tata Steel in India, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. He completed his bachelor's degree in Economics (Honors) and a post graduation in Human Resources from Xavier Labor Relations Institute, India. Bhaduri also has a bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Delhi, India. Bhaduri is a blogger and has also authored two bestselling works of fiction.

Matthew Bidwell, Ph.D.

Peter Cappelli, D.Phil

Laurie Carrick, Ed.D

In her current role as the Vice President of Training and Organizational Development at Jarden Consumer Solutions, Dr. Laurie Carrick utilizes her 30 years of executive leadership—a combination of 12 years with Mobil Oil Corporation and 24 years as founding president of Carrick & Associates, a consulting company. Carrick’s executive leadership experience and her passion to develop leaders are the cornerstones of her success in developing and motivating employees while focusing on improved individual and organizational effectiveness aligned with strategic initiatives. Her accomplishments span national, international corporations, and academic arenas. She has earned an MBA from Drexel University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. Her dissertation was designated a dissertation of distinction.

Carrick has extensive global executive coaching and leadership training expertise. She designs and facilitates programs for all levels of leadership. She holds certifications in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Emotional Intelligence (EQ-I and ESCI), FIRO-B, MMTIC, Dale Carnegie, Achieve Global, Gallup, Situational Leadership, and the Mind Gym. To her credit, Carrick has achieved 100% retention of all of her clients. GlaxoSmithKline, Air Products and Chemicals, Jarden Consumer Solutions (Coleman, Sunbeam Products, American Household, Inc.), MEI, Teleflex, XL Group, Peabody Energy, Comcast, Drexel University, and BDP are among her long term corporate client relationships. Her International Coaching Federation Professional Coaching Certification has been submitted for approval.

In the academic community, Laurie has provided executive coaching for the University of Pennsylvania Wharton MBA students and the Drexel University Administration and Executive MBA students. She continues to facilitate programs in effective communications, conflict resolution, and personality assessment for Drexel, LeBow College, and Krall Center for Corporate and Executive Education. She also has been a guest lecturer for more than 12 years for various colleges within the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton, the Graduate School of Education, and the School of Nursing).

As a result of her dissertation findings, Carrick co-founded Mobile Attainment which provides a software-as-a-service platform that can be used to deliver any reinforcement content to training participants in the days and weeks following the end of a training class. Success Advisor™ uses advanced Internet and mobile communications technology to deliver customized, interactive messaging to reinforce corporate training and self-improvement programs.

Robbin Chapman, Ph.D.

Dr. Robbin Chapman is Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Lecturer in Education at Wellesley College, where she leads academic and faculty excellence initiatives and provides leadership and vision for the college’s diversity and inclusion efforts. She teaches a design-focused course, “Learning and Teaching in a Digital World,” that challenges her students to re-imagine how computation enhances learning. Her teaching has been recognized by the student-nominated “Spotlight on Teaching.” In 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her alma mater, established the annual Dr. Robbin Chapman Excellence through Adversity Award to honor an MIT senior who has demonstrated excellence in leadership.

Chapman earned her S.M. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Her research interests include investigating how computation supports learning in public spaces, and how equity issues relate to learning technologies and culturally-responsive pedagogy. Her publications include the book The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities and chapters in The Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology, Falling for Science, and Creating Learning Environments for Educators. Chapman currently serves on a number of boards and as regional liaison for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, administered through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Always exploring creative uses of technology for learning, she consults with many organizations, including Boston University; Harvard University; MIT; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; National Science Foundation; National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity; Massachusetts STEM Summit; University of North Carolina; USDA; and Vanderbilt University.

Amy Danley, Ed.D.

Dr. Amy Danley is currently an assistant professor and the program chair for the undergraduate Marketing program in the College of Business at Wilmington University. Danley has been an adjunct faculty member at several other area colleges and universities for over 16 years. Danley teaches a wide variety of research, data analytics, and business related courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. She also chairs numerous dissertation committees and serves as an SPSS Statistics resource for both students and staff. Danley is a member of numerous local, regional, and national professional and non-profit organizations. Her post-doctoral studies include studies on Islamophobia in New York City and several studies related to customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Wilmington University, Danley spent five years with AstraZeneca in a variety of analytical roles. She also had a 15-year tenure with the DuPont Company, where she started her career, developing her analytics and marketing skills within strategic business units including DuPont Safety, Corian, and Engineering Polymers.

Danley is a 2008 graduate of Wilmington University in Delaware, and holds her doctorate degree in Education, specifically in Innovation and Leadership. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, an MBA, and is currently pursuing a second master’s in Applied Statistics from Penn State. She is a member of the American Statistical Association, American Marketing Association, and the American Management Association. Danley is currently president of Trimaxx Analytics LLC, specializing in research design, data analytics, organizational analysis, strategic planning, and performance management.

Tom Donaldson, Ph.D.

Mark Guzdial, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Guzdial is a professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. He studies how people come to understand computing and how to make that more effective. He leads the CSLearning4U project to create ebooks to help high school teachers learn computer science. Guzdial is one of the leaders on the NSF’s Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance, which helps U.S. states improve and broaden their computing education. He invented Media Computation, which uses media as a context for learning computing. With his wife and colleague, Barbara Ericson, Guzdial received the 2010 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is an ACM Distinguished Educator and a Fellow of the ACM.

Todd Henshaw, Ph.D.

Frances Hesselbein

Peter Himmelman

Don Huesman, Ed.D.

Martin Ihrig, Ph.D.

Harold Jarche

Frances Johnston, Ph.D.

Dr. Frances Johnston is a world-renowned scholar-practitioner, researcher, and co-author of Becoming a Resonant Leader (Harvard Business Press). Johnston is the founder and CEO of Teleos Leadership Institute, a boutique consulting firm that focuses on organizational development, executive coaching, and leadership. Over the course of her 25+ year career, she has become a trusted mentor and advisor to C-level executives and top teams across a broad range of organizations and sectors—including many of the world’s biggest and most well-known companies: Merrill Lynch, Viacom, Unilever, CISCO, and Unisys; and small ones including architecture firms, food co-ops, and school districts. She has also worked with the United Nations Development Programme and consulted with government leaders around the globe on issues of inclusion, post-conflict organizational development, and community leadership.

Johnston’s fascination with group development and her deep commitment to organizational growth enable her to create real connections with those she serves and catalyze transformational change in large systems. She’s done it worldwide in a variety of complex contexts and approaches, including 6,000 business line leaders in a global energy company; 1,000 community and government leaders in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia; 700 distributed leaders in a major financial services firm; 50 clinical care leaders in a regional health system; 25 managers of her local food co-op; and with one incredibly competitive Division I college basketball coach. Johnston sees the potential of any group or individual to make a difference with their leadership to change the world. Her fundamental belief in human possibility and her profound capability to understand an organization’s complexity set her apart as an effective leader of leaders.

She earned an M.Ed. in Sports Psychology and a Ph.D. in Adult and Organizational Development, both from Temple University. She designed custom executive education programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School before joining the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm focused on organizational change. In early 2002, she co-founded Teleos with her friend and thought partner, Annie McKee.

Her development as a scholar-practitioner includes thorough study of Gestalt theory—a theory of psychology applied to organizational development that gets to the root of personal and organizational potential and mobilizes energy to change. She is a long-standing faculty at the Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education and a senior associate/faculty of the Gestalt International Study Center in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she taught their flagship course for senior executives. Previously, Johnston taught at Temple University, Philadelphia College of the Sciences, the Community College of Philadelphia, and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

Yasmin Kafai, Ed.D.

Dana Kaminstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Dana Kaminstein is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). At Penn GSE, he serves as co-academic director of the CLO Evidence Block, along with Sharon Ravitch, Ph.D., and as academic director of the Educational Research Block of the Penn MedEd Program. Also at the University of Pennsylvania, he is an affiliated faculty member in Organizational Dynamics, Liberal and Professional Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences; he also teaches at the School of Social Policy and Practice and the Fels Institute of Government. Kaminstein is a qualitative research specialist at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in Philadelphia. He teaches courses in Qualitative Research Methods, Organizational Diagnosis, Group and Team Dynamics, and Small Group Processes. He consults with organizations at the system level and for 25 years designed and taught in leadership development programs all over the world for Wharton Executive Education.

Elliott Masie

Mary McNevin, Ed.D.

Dr. Mary McNevin is the Chief Learning Officer at Signature HealthCARE. Signature HealthCARE is a leading provider of long-term care services in the Eastern and Southeastern United States. The company operates 73 communities in seven states with more than 12,000 employees. What makes Signature special is the organizational culture, which is founded on three pillars: Learning, Spirituality, and Intra-preneurship. McNevin’s focus is on driving enterprise change and accelerating learning in order to radically change the landscape of long-term care forever.

She holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She also holds a Master of Science in Education and is a graduate of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral program.

McNevin serves on the Public Policy Council of the American Society of Training and Development. She is also a founding member of the Corporate University Xchange Leaders as Teachers Institute. Locally, she serves as a member of the Fox Valley Technical College Global Education and Services Advisory Committee.

Alexandra Michel, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexandra Michel, who received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), studies how innovations in modern knowledge work practices shape human development and, thereby, individual and organizational performance. While most ethnographic studies are less than one year in length, her ethnographic data set tracks investment bankers for more than 15 years, yielding unparalleled insight into the comprehensive and lasting effects that work can have on individuals. 

Her research has academic impact. It is published in the organizational discipline’s leading outlets, including Administrative Science QuarterlyOrganization Science, and Oxford University Press, and is taught to scholars in top Ph.D. programs. Shaping the work of other leading scholars, she is on the editorial board of Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science

Michel’s ideas have informed the practice of important business leaders and organizations. She has worked with the Chief of Staff of Goldman Sachs to help the firm devise a new approach to executive education. She is working with leaders of other knowledge-intensive organizations, such as law firms, consulting firms, universities, and software companies, in the areas of individual and organizational learning and change, leadership, and strategy. 

The practical significance of Michel’s work is evident from international press coverage. She has been featured in many international television, radio, and press interviews, including CNBC/CNBC Korea, Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and NPR. In addition, more than 40 other outlets have reported on her research, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, MSNBC, Time, New York Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and other press in the United States, China, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Romania, Argentina, and Brazil. For a complete list, please visit her personal website at www.alexandramichel.com.

Michael Nakkula, Ed.D.

Bridget O'Connor, Ph.D.

Nigel Paine

Mr. Nigel Paine has been involved in corporate learning for over twenty years. In addition to producing learning software and multimedia materials, he has provided development and support to companies large and small in more than 30 countries.

He was appointed in April 2002 to head the BBC’s Learning and Development operation. Under his leadership, the team developed a brand new onboarding experience, a comprehensive leadership development program for more than 6,000 staff, an award-winning intranet, and state-of-the-art informal learning and knowledge sharing networks.

He left the BBC in September 2006 to start his own company focused on building great workplaces by promoting creativity, innovation, and values-based leadership and learning.

Paine speaks regularly at conferences around the world and teaches in doctoral programs at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago Booth Business School. He is the author of The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development (Kogan Page, 2014) and Building Leadership Development Programmes That Work (Kogan Page, 2016). He also co-authored the eBook Learning Insights: Neuroscience. He is working on a book re-examining learning organizations and learning culture.

Paine has a professorship at Napier University in Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the CIPD, LPI, the RSA, and a Masie Learning Fellow in the United States. He presents a monthly TV program (Learning Now TV), shares a weekly podcast (with Martin Couzins) called From Scratch, and regularly writes articles for magazines and journals about development, technology, and leadership.

Kathy Pearson, Ph.D.

Roberto Pucci

Mr. Roberto Pucci is Executive Vice President, Human Resources of the Sanofi Group. He started his career in 1985 at Coopers & Lybrand in Geneva, Switzerland as an external auditor. He then joined Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 1987, where he held various positions in human resources in Switzerland and Italy, including HR Manager for the European headquarters and Human Resources Director in Italy. In 1999, he became Director, Compensation & Benefits for Agilent Technologies, a spin off from HP, and was appointed Vice President, Human Resources Europe in 2003. 

In 2005, Pucci moved to the United States to join Case New Holland, a subsidiary of the Fiat Group, as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, and in 2007 was appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources for the Fiat Group in Torino, Italy. He was appointed to his present position as Executive Vice President, Human Resources of the Sanofi Group in Paris, France in October 2009. Pucci holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Rosina Racioppi, Ed.D

As President and Chief Executive Officer of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., Dr. Rosina Racioppi spearheads her organization’s initiatives to help Fortune 1000 companies cultivate the talent they need for ongoing growth and profitability. Under her leadership, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. successfully partners with organizations across a wide range of industries to develop their high-potential women and to build a pipeline of diverse and talented leaders. 

By overseeing the management of programs and services nationwide, Dr. Racioppi is actively involved in helping organizations meet the challenges of a continually changing global economy. Additionally, she analyzes and develops new business opportunities; works with current Fortune 1000 partners to assess and update offerings to their high-potential women; and ensures that WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. is in sync with the needs of its present and potential partners.

Racioppi’s past experience makes her singularly qualified to understand the needs of partner organizations. Prior to joining WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., she held executive management positions in human resources at Degussa Corporation, Nextran (a division of Baxter Corporation), and Beechwood Data Systems. She has over 25 years experience in organization planning and development, compensation and benefits, training and development, safety, quality management, and staffing and employee relations. Racioppi earned her doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania’s PennCLO Executive Doctoral program. Her dissertation, “Women’s Mentoring Wisdom” focuses on how women use and fail to use mentoring at the all-important mid-career level. She holds a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, and is certified in the Hay Job Evaluation Process and the Crosby Total Management System.

Additionally, Racioppi is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Managers, the American Society of Training and Development and the New Jersey Human Resources Planning Group. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the PennCLO Alumni Network.

Sharon Ravitch, Ph.D.

Matthew Riggan, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Riggan is a cofounder of the Workshop School, a project-based high school within the School District of Philadelphia’s Innovation Network. As executive director of the school’s nonprofit arm, Riggan directs research and development, designs and develops systems to support the school’s instructional model, and advocates locally and nationally for schools bringing project-based learning and authentic assessment to high-need communities.

Prior to launching the Workshop School, Riggan was a senior researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, where his work focused on topics including organizational development, formative assessment, distributed leadership, and high school reform. He earned his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, where he continues to serve as an adjunct assistant professor. He has taught qualitative and mixed methods research for over a decade, and is co-author of Reason and Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research, now in its second edition.

Michael Rovine, Ph.D.

Ben Sawyer

Keith Sawyer, Ph.D.

Scott Schaffter

Ann E. Schulte, Ed.D.

As the Global Leader of Learning and Leadership Development at Procter and Gamble, Dr. Ann Schulte has global responsibility to support the capability development of all employees, across regional, functional, and business unit levels and to drive a strategy that aligns with the overall talent management intent to be increasingly focused, transparent, and cohesive. As a key leader in the effort to take P&G's already high performing leadership development to the next level, the scope of Schulte’s role includes all levels of leadership and management training on a worldwide basis, including executive development. She is also responsible for driving the change and innovation necessary to build organizational capabilities and impact business strategy with learning designs focused on relevance, speed, and quality.

As Chief Learning Officer at MasterCard Worldwide, Schulte established and ran an award-winning corporate university and a sales academy providing compelling workshops and engaging online programs using video and mobile technologies. She was also responsible for integrating learning and talent development with key talent management processes including performance, succession, and competency management.

Before joining MasterCard in 2002, Schulte was a management consultant with SSE Learning Services. As principal of her own consulting practice, Ann delivered learning/performance improvement solutions over a 10-year period for clients such as Helzberg Diamonds, Sprint, Ferrellgas, and the Kansas City Zoo. Her early career focus was in public relations and corporate communications.

Schulte earned her doctorate (Ed.D.) in Work-based Learning Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education/Wharton School of Business. Her dissertation, a qualitative study of the role of learning and development in employer brand practices, was designated a dissertation of distinction. She holds a master’s degree in Media from Webster University, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Schulte taught for several years in an adjunct faculty role at the Keller Graduate School of Management. She has served on the Public Policy Council for the American Society of Training and Development, on the Board of the ABA BankCard School of Management, and on the HR Committee at the Magic House, a children's museum in St. Louis. She was an organizer for the PennCLO alumni network. Currently, Schulte is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Training magazine and volunteers for the STRIVE Partnership in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Greg Shea, Ph.D.

Nicolaj Siggelkow, Ph.D.

Martha Soehren, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Soehren is the Chief Talent Development Officer and Senior Vice President for Comcast University and Comcast Cable. Her career encompasses 16 years in the telecommunications industry; 25 years in the defense industry; and 13 years as an adjunct professor and research/academic advisor. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business as well as a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and is an honor graduate of the Army’s Management Engineering College.

Soehren serves on the Doctorate of Learning Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Education/Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a National Board Member and the 2016 Chair for Women in Cable and Telecommunications; served as the 2014 Chair of the ATD Board; and currently chairs the ATD Board Selection Committee. Soehren serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and chairs their Membership Committee; is on a working group for the American Enterprise Institute; and is a member of the i4cp CLO Board of Directors. Additionally, she is a Learning Leader with the Elliott Masie Consortium and serves as an Executive Champion for the Comcast Veteran’s Affinity Group.

Jon Spector

Felice Tilin, Ph.D.

Dr. Felice Tilin is an author, professor, and consultant. She is a professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Organizational Development and Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University, and President of GroupWorks Consulting LLC, where she focuses on executive coaching; organizational change; leadership development with healthcare organizations; and multinational public and nonprofit organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. She is currently developing executive coaching practices and leadership development programs for physician leaders and leading organization development initiatives for a television station.

Tilin has created leadership development strategies for large multinational financial services institutions and helped the United Nations Development Programme build capacity in South Africa and Swaziland. Earlier in her career, Tilin served as the Director of Leadership Development at the University of Pennsylvania and was a training director for Cigna’s MCC Behavioral Care.

Tilin holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Temple University. She teaches Group Dynamics, Change Strategy, and Leadership and Research at Saint Joseph’s University. She is a lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania’s PennCLO Executive Doctoral program. Her most recent publication is The Interprofessional Healthcare Team: Leadership and Development (2017), now in its second edition.  

Herb Turner, Ph.D.

Greg Urban, Ph.D. 

Mike Useem, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Useem is Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and Faculty Director of the McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Useem works on leadership development with many companies and organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He is the author of The Leader’s Checklist, The Leadership Moment, Executive Defense, Investor Capitalism, Leading Up, and The Go Point. He is also co-author and co-editor of Learning from Catastrophes; co-author of The India Way, Leadership Dispatches, Boards That Lead, The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap, and Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies; and co-author of the forthcoming Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption (Oxford University Press, 2018). Useem is co-anchor for a weekly program Leadership in Action on SiriusXM Radio Channel 111 and Business Radio Powered by Wharton. He can be reached at useem@wharton.upenn.edu.

Nick van Dam, Ph.D.

Dr. Nick van Dam is an internationally recognized consultant, author, researcher, speaker, and thought leader on corporate learning and leadership development. He is an adjunct associate professor in the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program.

Dr. van Dam combines more than 30 years of business experience with roles in academia. He is a professor of corporate learning and development at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands. In addition, he is a partner, Global Chief Learning Officer, and Client Engagement advisor for McKinsey & Company. Prior to McKinsey, he served as Global Chief Learning Officer for Deloitte, and Director in Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital Practice.

Dr. van Dam has authored or co-authored more than 18 books and numerous articles and has appeared in the Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, the India Times, Information Week, Management Consulting, CLO Magazine, and T+D Magazine. His books include Change Compass, The e-Learning Fieldbook, The Business Impact of e-Learning, 25 Best Practices in Learning & Talent Development, Organization & Management: An International Approach, Next Learning Unwrapped, and YOU! The Positive Force in Change. A number of his books have been translated into Mandarin, Portuguese, and Dutch.

Van Dam is also a full professor of Corporate Learning and Development at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. He is chair of the board of ICEDR, the world’s premier network in global talent management, leadership development, and strategic change. Additionally, he is a board member of the AACSB and advisory board member of edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard and MIT that bridges the gap between education and employment.

In 2012, van Dam received the Lifetime Learning Leadership Award for his contributions to innovation and learning from the MASIE Center, an internationally recognized think tank focused on workforce education and performance. Under the patrons of the European Parliament Federal Ministry of Education and Research, he received the 2013 Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award for shaping the future of organizational learning and leadership development.

van Dam is founder and chairman of e-Learning for Kids (www.e-learningforkids.org), a global non-profit foundation that provides free digital lessons for underprivileged children who are 5 to 12 years old. More than 15 million children have benefited from the e-lessons since 2005.

van Dam received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Vrije Universiteit and holds an M.A. in Organizational Sociology from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He earned his doctorate in Human Capital Development at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in Breukelen, the Netherlands.

Caroline Watts, Ed.D.

Kandi Wiens, Ed.D.

Dr. Kandi Wiens is a lecturer in the Penn Med Ed Master's Program and the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a doctorate from PennCLO, an MBA from the University of Oregon, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Montana State University. Wiens works with organizations to assess individual and organizational capacity for change, and implements strategies to increase the probability of implementation success. She understands the dynamics of complex changes in organizations and works with leaders at all levels to implement strategic initiatives and increase organizational effectiveness. Wiens also coaches sponsors responsible for transformational change to break through and manage inevitable barriers to project success. Weins’s research interests include burnout, emotional intelligence, and organizational development and culture change. Her recent publications are “Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit” (Harvard Business Review, May 2017); “Leading Through Burnout” (ProQuest, November 2016); and “Why Some People Get Burned Out, and Others Don’t” (Harvard Business Review, November 2016).

Jeanette Winters, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeanette K. Winters is Igloo Product Corp’s senior vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. Winters is responsible for designing and implementing world-class solutions in challenging global environments, resulting in performance and productivity improvements for Igloo.

Dr. J (as she known at Igloo) is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience leading corporate talent management, diversity & inclusion, organizational development, and enterprise learning functions at global Fortune 500 organizations (Intel, American Express, Pitney Bowes, and Amgen).

Known to enable individual and corporate growth, meet expectations for transformation and revenue generation, and enable achievement, she is committed to helping organizations perform better while supporting all. Winters is a true champion for all the people she serves—from the chief executive officer to the front line customer service professional, manufacturing technician, or mid-level manager.

Winters holds a doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, and Bachelor of Arts from American University in Washington, D.C. She is a certified executive coach from the Hudson Institute. She is also a NeuroLink certified practitioner and also holds a certificate in neuroscience and leadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute.