||The Wharton School
Total Duration15 yrs
TitleVice Dean of the Social Impact Initiative
Dates Employed2012 – Present
Employment Duration7 yrs
TitleEdward H. Bowman Professor of Management
Dates Employed2004 – Present
Employment Duration15 yrs
Katherine Klein is the Vice Dean for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. In this position, Klein shapes WSII’s vision and strategy for social impact projects, partnerships, initiatives and faculty engagement at Wharton.
Klein is the Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management at Wharton. She teaches on leadership, social impact, and research methods. Her courses include MGMT 893, a Global Modular Course titled “Conflict, Leadership, and Change: Lessons from Rwanda”; the pilot executive MBA course “Social Impact Knowledge for Action”; and a doctoral seminar on research methods in management.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. Her research explores Leadership, Diversity, Teams and Social Networks; Levels of Analysis Issues in Organizational Theory and Research; Innovation and Technology Implementation; Employee Ownership: ESOPs and Employee Stock Options; among other topics.
Her research appears in numerous top journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, the Academy of Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review.
Professor Klein received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Community Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.