Dean of Wharton Undergraduates: Barbara
Patrick Harker, Wharton dean, has announced
the appointment of Dr. Barbara Kahn
as the next vice dean of the Wharton
School's Undergraduate Division. Dr.
Kahn will succeed Vice Dean Thomas
Dunfee when his term ends June 30,
Dean Dunfee has been a wonderful leader
for the Undergraduate Division," said
Dr. Harker. "Under his leadership
the undergraduate team has continued
to deliver outstanding advising and
support services to our students." During
his three-year term, the Undergraduate
Division has continued to be recognized
as the top undergraduate business program;
expanded the study abroad programs
into a more coherent set; strengthened
the initiatives to provide opportunities
for students to do research; created
a meaningful relationship with the
College House System in shared goals
to best support students; yielded and
welcomed three freshman classes with
outstanding academic and leadership
qualities; and supported the continued
commitment to building a sense of community
through co-curricular and leadership
are very pleased to welcome Professor
Kahn to her new role on July 1, 2003," said
Dr. Harker. "She will bring a
deep commitment to undergraduate education."
Kahn is the Dorothy Silberberg Professor
of Marketing. She joined the Wharton
faculty in 1990 after serving on the
faculty at the Anderson School of Management
at UCLA. She is a senior fellow of
the Wharton Financial Institutions
Center and the Leonard Davis Institute
and a faculty member of the Graduate
Group in the Psychology Department
of SAS. She received a B.A. in English
literature at the University of Rochester.
She also earned an M.B.A. in marketing
and statistics, a M.Phil. and a Ph.D.
in marketing from Columbia University.
Kahn teaches Introduction to Marketing to
between 400 and 500 undergraduates
each semester it is offered, as well
as Marketing Research and Consumer
Behavior. In 1999, she received
the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding
Teaching in the Undergraduate Division.
She has served on Penn's Committee
on Undergraduate Strategic Planning
(2001-02) and as a member of the Wharton
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
from 1993 to 1996, chairing the committee
during academic year 1995-96.
an outstanding research scholar, she
has written more than 30 articles published
in major journals in marketing, consumer
research, retailing and statistics.
She is co-author of the book, Grocery
Revolution: New Focus on the Consumer.
Dr. Kahn's research has been funded
by the NSF and the Marketing Science
Kahn also was the Hakuhodo Advertising
Agency Visiting Scholar at University
of Tokyo during the summer of 1993,
and a visiting academic at the University
of Sydney, Australia, from July to
December 1996. She currently is on
or has been on the editorial boards
of Journal of Marketing Research, Journal
of Marketing, Marketing Science, Journal
of Consumer Research, and Marketing
Letters, and on the policy board
of Journal of Consumer Research.
She is an area editor of Marketing
Science. She also is on the advisory
board of the Institute for Operations
Research (INFORMS) and the Management
Science and is an academic trustee
of the Marketing Science Institute.