Faculty and Staff

Saikat Chaudhuri, Interim Director, M&T Program, and Executive Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management

Saikat Chaudhuri is Interim Director of The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology in the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, a research institute distinguished by a dual focus on academic thought leadership and cross-industry impact.

Prof. Chaudhuri is an alumnus of the M&T Program, from which he earned his BS and BSE in 1997. He went on to receive a Master's degree from Stanford University and a Doctoral degree from Harvard University.

Prof. Chaudhuri has served on the Wharton School faculty since 2004, where his research encompasses high-technology mergers and acquisitions, high-end outsourcing, and technological innovation in dynamic environments. He teaches MBA, undergraduate, and executive education courses on corporate development and M&A as well as innovation management.

His publications span scholarly and managerial outlets, and he has received several teaching awards from the Wharton School, besides recognition from professional associations such as the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. His work has been cited by leading media, and he is often interviewed or quoted by the press on contemporary business affairs. Prof. Chaudhuri has been invited to speak at corporate forums, industry events, and academic conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Based on his research and experience, Prof. Chaudhuri has provided consulting on developing and implementing acquisition, innovation management, and corporate growth strategies for a range of technology-based companies, besides providing expert legal testimony and advising the Indian government on IT-based economic development opportunities.

Prof. Chaudhuri’s prior professional experience includes corporate development at Mannesmann AG, in addition to stints with Citibank, McKinsey and Company, and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Email Prof. Chaudhuri at saikatc@wharton.upenn.edu.

January Wuerth, Administrative Director, M&T Program

January is the Administrative Director for the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. In this role, she interacts with prospective students, current students, and alumni on a regular basis. She also serves as an advisor to M&T students, specifically those in their freshmen and sophomore years. Prior to joining M&T, January spent seven years at the Office of International Programs in several different roles, most recently as an Overseas Program Manager for Penn Abroad.

January graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology.  She also has a Master of Education in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.

Email January Wuerth at staytonj@wharton.upenn.edu for more program information or to set up an appointment to visit.

Jaime Davis, Associate Director, M&T Program

Jaime is the Associate Director for the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. In this role, she acts as a liaison between M&T alumni and current and prospective students, implementing a number of programming initiatives to keep M&T's connected. She is the point person for all M&T recruiting opportunities. In addition, Jaime provides information about M&T to countless prospective students and their families. Jaime graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts. She also holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration & Leadership from Drexel University.

Email Jaime Davis at djaime@wharton.upenn.edu for more program information or if you're interested in recruiting M&T students and/or alumni.

Megan Whitman, Administrative Assistant, M&T Program

Megan is the Administrative Assistant for the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. In this role, she administers the Management and Technology Summer Institute, a three week for-credit program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Megan handles academic affairs for the Program's linking courses, MGMT 235 and MGMT 237. In addition, she meets with prospective students and their families. Megan graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English. She also holds a Master of Science in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Email Megan Whitman at whitmanm@wharton.upenn.edu for more program information or if you're interested in M&TSI or learning more about the Program's linking courses.