Who Are We?

Find out why Knowledge@Wharton High School is a great resource for you and how you might use it to teach and to improve your knowledge and skills:

About Knowledge@Wharton High School

Knowledge@Wharton High School — KWHS for short — is on a mission to provide high school students and educators around the world with a deeper understanding of business and personal finance and to equip them with the skills to excel in the global marketplace. We are a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a world leader in business education.

Since our launch in 2011, KWHS has operated an online portal that features hundreds of business journal articles, videos and lesson plans, a comprehensive business glossary and other content to help introduce high school students to business concepts, personal finance and college and career preparation. At the same time, our resources support educators in building students’ entrepreneurship, leadership and related workplace skills.

Many of our student-focused articles, videos and podcasts tell stories through the experiences of teens from around the globe. Professional business journalists and student essayists write our articles and established educators prepare our lesson plans.

KWHS is an entirely free resource that is available to anyone who wants to use it – from students and teachers, to parents and academic coaches, to principals and youth leaders. We are your education partner, and we strive to provide thought-provoking content that encourages students’ curiosity about the world and their own future, and inspires them to become critical and innovative thinkers.

KWHS also manages a residential summer program, seminars, workshops and competitions to engage high school students and educators in quality, fun, interactive business and financial education. In 2019, KWHS became part of Wharton Global Initiatives.

Meet our Educator Advisory Board

The Wharton-based team behind the Wharton Global Youth Program is:

Serguei Netessine
Professor and Vice Dean of Global Initiatives, the Wharton School

Eli Lesser
Executive Director of High School and Summer Programs, the Wharton School

Diana Lasseter Drake
Managing Editor, Knowledge@Wharton High School

Kara Dunn
Associate Director, Marketing

Effie Zhou
Project Coordinator

Allyson Vaughan
Summer Program Coordinator

Sanjay A. Modi
IT Technical Director

Jim Tracy
Senior IT Project Leader

About Knowledge@Wharton

KWHS spent its first eight years as a member of the Knowledge@Wharton network. Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The site, which is free, captures relevant knowledge generated at Wharton and beyond by offering articles and videos based on research, conferences, speakers, books and interviews with faculty and other experts on current business topics. Knowledge@Wharton offers content in Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.

The people behind the Knowledge@Wharton Network:

Michael R. Gibbons
Deputy Dean, the Wharton School

Mukul Pandya
Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief

Steve Guglielmi
Editorial Director

Rachel Kipp
Associate Editor

Kara Dunn
Associate Director, Marketing

Sanjay A. Modi
IT Technical Director

Jim Tracy
Senior IT Project Leader

Steve Sherretta
Managing Editor, Custom Content

Kendall Whitehouse
Contributing Editor, Technology and Media

Peter Winicov
Communications and Content Licensing

Knowledge@Wharton High School Advisory Board

Boris Hirmas Said (Chairman of the Advisory Board)
Chairman, Tres Mares Group

Mauro Guillen
Director, Lauder Institute

Faquiry Diaz
President and CEO of the Tres Mares Group

Georgette Phillips
Vice Dean, Undergraduate Division

Barbara E. Kahn
Director, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center

Alexander S. Panos
Managing Director, TSG Consumer Partners

Suzanne Kauffman DePuyt
Vice Dean, Director of Marketing and Communications, U Penn

Ganesh Ayyar

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa., is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has more than 5,000 undergraduate,  MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 93,000 graduates.