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Philip Nichols: Class of 1940 Professor
May 25, 2010, Volume 56, No. 34



Provost Vincent Price announced the appointment of Dr. Philip Nichols, associate professor of legal studies and business ethics in The Wharton School, to the Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Chair, effective July 1, 2010.   

Dr. Nichols is an expert on emerging economies and international trade, especially the World Trade Organization.  In 2000, he received a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Penn’s highest cross-university teaching honor; and he has received ten additional teaching awards within Wharton.

He has taught at Penn since 1992 and served as faculty master of Stouffer College House since 1998.  He earned a JD and LLM (1988) from Duke University and an AB (1982) in anthropology from Harvard University. 

The Class of 1940 Bicentennial Endowed Term Chair was established by the Class of 1940 at its 50th reunion to honor outstanding young professors at Penn.  It rotates among the four undergraduate schools for five-year terms and was held most recently by Dr. Julie Fairman in the School of Nursing.


Almanac - May 25, 2010, Volume 56, No. 34