The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School said Thursday that it has named Thomas S. Robertson as its new dean, effective Aug. 1.
Robertson, 64, is a former Wharton faculty member who held the distinction of Pomerantz professor of marketing and chairman of the marketing department. He also was associate dean for executive education. He was at Wharton from 1971 to 1994.
Most recently, Robertson was the executive faculty director of the Institute for Developing Nations at Emory University in Atlanta. He also was the former dean of Emory’s Goizueta Business School, where he doubled revenues, increased faculty size by 73 percent and nearly doubled the school’s endowment.
Robertson is replacing Patrick Harker, who left Wharton to become president of the University of Delaware.
Robertson has extensive international experience in higher education as well as in the business community.
He also held academic positions at the London Business School and Harvard Business School.
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