A Sponsored Initiative

Our Team

Since our founding in 1991 the WLIP has provided research assistantships to many Penn students.  We have benefited from collaborations with faculty from universities around the world and with business leaders, government officials, and policy advocates.

Staff

Current members of our research team include:

Stew Friedman, Director and Practice Professor of Management
Michelle Rajotte, WG ’07, Managing Director
Alyssa Friede Westring, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, DePaul University
Dwight Jaggard, Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Adam Kapelner, PhD student, Department of Statistics
Justin Bleich, PhD student, Department of Statistics
Molly Reed, C ’12, Research Assistant

Students

There have been scores of students who have contributed to our research efforts over the last two decades.  The Student Advisory Board’s (SAB) current members are working on various projects and include:

Radio Show
           Meaghan Casey, WG’15
           Shabnam Eghbali, W’17
           Rajan Sheth, W’17
           Alex Swick, W’17

Membership
           Leah Davidson, W’16
           Lucia Huang, W’16

Coursera
           Elizabeth Elder, W’15
           John Hoffman, W’16
           Prathyum Ramesh, W’14

Events
           Jeremy Cohen, W’16
           Frank Delpizzo, W’15
           Arjan Singh, W’16

W/LIP Forum
           Alice (Kexin) Liu, W’14
           Kate Mesrobian, W’16
           Morgan Motzel, W’15
           Liz Stiverson, WG’14

Social Media
           Kashfia Ehsan, W’16
           Bonnie Leung, W’16

“New Choices” Kit
           Rebecca Chen, W’16
           Hanna Seminario, W’16
           Briana Thompson, W’15
           Krisha Vasani, W’17

Total Leadership Workshop
           Soo Min Hwang, W’15
           Jenna Lin, W’17

Advisors

Faculty at Wharton who are advising on our current research, The Life Interests of Wharton Students: 1992 and 2012, include:

Matthew Bidwell, Assistant Professor of Management
Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Human Resources
Adam Cobb, Assistant Professor of Managment
Ethan Mollick, Edward B. and Shirley R. Shils Assistant Professor of Management
Michael Useem, William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change
Amy Wrzesniewski, Associate Professor of Organization Behavior, Yale School of Management

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