CEO Academy® Faculty

Wharton School

  • The Faculty of the CEO ACADEMY® has included over 60 current and recently retired CEOs. In addition, several senior faculty members from the Wharton School serve as facilitators and provide their perspective on current issues facing C–Suite leaders.

The blend of well respected CEOs with top faculty is uniquely structured to give CEO and Board participants new ideas, new approaches, and a network of peers that is unparalleled.


Michael Useem

Co-Director of the CEO Academy®

Michael Useem is Professor of Management and Faculty Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  His teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.  He is author of The Leader’s Checklist, The Leadership Moment, and Investor Capitalism, and co-author of Mastering Catastrophic Risk

Sigal Barsade

Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor, Professor of Management

Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor, Professor of Management, and Director, Center for Human Resources

Thomas Donaldson

Mark O. Winkelman Professor, Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

Erika James

Dean, The Wharton School

Martine Haas

Lauder Professor, Professor of Management, and Director, Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies

Harbir Singh

Mack Professor, Professor of Management, Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Faculty Director, Huntsman Program

Emilie Feldman

Associate Professor of Management

Katherine Klein

Edward H. Bowman Professor
Wharton Professor of Management
Vice-Dean, Wharton Social Impact Initiative

Z. John Zhang

Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor
Professor of Marketing, Director
Penn Wharton China Center