On February 26th the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania announced that Erika James will be it’s next Dean. Effective July 1st 2020, Erika will be the first person and woman of color to “ever” hold this position.

Erika James is currently the Dean at Emory University Goizueta Business School in Atlanta Georgia. Being the first African American woman to hold this position.

James has a PhD and Masters degree in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pomona College. Served as a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, named one of the Top 10 Women of Power in Education by Black Enterprise. She enjoys public speaking and is an expert in fields of racial diversity, leadership development, etc.

This is an exciting time to be in business education. The scope and platform of the Wharton School provides an opportunity to create far reaching impact for students, scholars, and the business community.

Erika James

We are excited to see Erika James breaking barriers and this one for the history books!

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