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Who are the Most Famous Wharton Professors?

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia. The school was established in 1881 through a donation from Joseph Wharton.


Let’s find out the most famous Wharton profess in this article.

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Jeremy Siegel

Jeremy Siegel is arguably one of the most recognizable and renowned professors at Wharton, and not just because he regularly appears on CNN, CNBC, and NPR to weigh in on the financial markets. One first-year student we interviewed referred to Siegel as “THE professor at Wharton.” Siegel, who has taught at the school since 1976 and is the Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance, combines his expertise with a passion for teaching. The long list of teaching awards he has received includes Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business School Professor (worldwide) accolade in 1994. In addition, Siegel’s expertise gives him almost unparalleled street cred in the eyes of Wharton students—not an easy lot to win over on the topic of the stock market.

Erika H. James

Erika H. James is an American academic and businesswoman. She is the dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is both the first woman and the first Black person to lead the business school. James is known for her crisis leadership and workplace diversity research. James was named dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in February 2020. Her term began on July 1 of the same year.

Serguei Netessine

Serguei Netessine is a scientist, educator, academic administrator, and startup investor. He is Senior Vice Dean for Innovation and Global Initiatives and Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he was a Professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD and the Research Director of the INSEAD-Wharton alliance. He is best known for his work on Business Model Innovation, Operational Excellence, and Supply Chain Management.

Jagmohan Raju

Jagmohan Raju is an American marketing professor and author. He is the Joseph J. Aresty Professor and Director of the Wharton-Indian School of Business Program at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Raju is internationally known for his research on Pricing. He is the author of the book Smart Pricing.

Andrew Abel

Andrew Bruce Abel (born December 3, 1952) is an American economist and a professor in the Department of Finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has written an intermediate-level macroeconomics textbook coauthored with Ben Bernanke (and also Dean Croushore in later editions).

Janice R. Bellace

Janice R. Bellace is a Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business. She held the Samuel Blank Chair in Legal Studies from 1996 until 2018. She is the author of numerous academic books, chapters, articles, and papers; her research interests are in the field of labor and employment law, particularly international labor law.

Jonah Berger

Jonah Berger is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an internationally best-selling author, and an expert on change, word of mouth, viral marketing, social influence, and how products, ideas, and behavior catch on. He has published over 50 articles in academic journals and has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Over a million copies of his books Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior, and The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind[8] are in print in over 35 countries around the world.

Berger often keynotes major conferences and events like SXSW and Cannes Lions, advises various early-stage companies, and consults for organizations like Apple, Google, Nike, Amazon, GE, 3M, and the Gates Foundation.

Eric Bradlow

Eric Thomas Bradlow is K.P. Chao Professor, Professor of Marketing, Statistics, Education, and Economics, Chairperson Wharton Marketing Department, and Vice-Dean of Analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is known for his work on marketing research methods, missing data problems, and psychometrics. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the American Education Research Association. Professor Bradlow is also co-founder of GBH Insights, a leading data-focused marketing strategy and insights firm that caters to Fortune 500 companies.

Lawton Burns

Lawton R. Burns (born 1951) is an American business theorist, Professor of Management and the Chairperson of the Health Care Management Department of The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and a Faculty Co-Director for the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management.

T. Tony Cai

Tianwen Tony Cai (Chinese: 蔡天文; pinyin: Cài Tiānwén; born March 1967) is a Chinese statistician. He is the Daniel H. Silberberg Professor of Statistics and Vice Dean at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a professor of Applied Math & Computational Science Graduate Group, and associate scholar at the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. In 2008 Tony Cai was awarded the COPSS Presidents’ Award.

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