A former governor of the Central Bank of Turkey, the inventor of one of the first scooters, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal Online, a prolific author …. These are some of the accomplishments of faculty teaching Wharton EMBA students in Philadelphia and San Francisco this summer.
Students taking Advanced Corporate Finance are being taught by Prof. Bulent Gultekin, who not only is a senior privatization advisor to governments like Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Poland, but he is also a former governor of the Central Bank of Turkey. In addition, Gultekin advises organizations such as The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and the European Bank on issues of privatization and economic reform.
Prof. Peter Cappelli, one of the top human resources experts in the world, is teaching Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He is the author of the recently published book Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty, as well as The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce, Employment Relationships: New Models of White-Collar Work, and Change at Work, among many others.
Prof. Christian Terwiesch – a self-described cycling fanatic who enjoys long distance triathlon races in Europe and the U.S. – is teaching Operational Performance Analysis. He consults for various organizations, including a project on concurrent engineering for BMW, supply chain management for Intel and Medtronic, and product customization for Dell. He speaks German and French, and is the co-author of the widely used text book, Matching Supply with Demand.
Students taking Behavioral Economics & Prediction and Betting Markets are studying with Prof. Justin Wolfers, who authors a column in the Wall Street Journal Online in which he discusses prediction markets to track the upcoming presidential election. He also studies cheating among basketball players, marriage and divorce, and the economic impact of the war in Iraq.
Prof. Karl Ulrich, who is teaching Product Design and Development, founded and managed Nova Cruz Products, better known now as Xootr LLC, which manufactures personal transportation products. He holds 18 patents, having been a member of development teams for over 30 new products or processes including medical devices, tools, food products and sporting goods. And more recently, he co-founded TerraPass which The New York Times called one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005.
Other faculty teaching this summer include Prof. John Paul MacDuffie, a top automotive industry expert, Prof. Patricia Danzon, who is known for her research on pharmaceutical companies, and Prof. Stewart Friedman, who was featured in an earlier blog for his new book Total Leadership.
To learn more about these and other faculty who teach in Wharton’s EMBA program, go to: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mbaexecutive/academics/faculty/faculty_index.cfm