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Jeff Klein/ Director, Wharton Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania

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Director, Wharton Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania

Jeff is the Director of the Wharton Leadership Program and a Lecturer at The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. 

As Director, Jeff is responsible for the portfolio of curricular and co-curricular leadership development programs available to Wharton MBA students and for directing the School’s efforts to create the Wharton Global Leadership Institute.   He teaches an interdisciplinary graduate level course at the University of Pennsylvania – Transformational Reasoning and The New Leadership Frontier, and serves as Project Head for multiple applied courses.

In addition, Jeff designs and delivers leadership workshops and courses for executive clients through Wharton Executive Education.  As an Academic Director, Jeff leads two weeklong executive courses, Creating and Leading High Performing Teams and The Leadership Edge.  He also instructs in many open-enrollment and corporate custom programs, including Wharton’s Executive Development Program.

Jeff is an honors graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (MBA) and Penn State University (B.A., B.S.), and is currently a doctoral student studying educational leadership.  Prior to his current career as a scholar and practitioner, Jeff held a variety of roles at AT&T and its cable unit, AT&T Broadband, concluding his career as a product CFO and Executive Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.  Throughout his life, Jeff has grown his appreciation for authentic, creative leadership supported by thoughtful analysis and a willingness to learn through action and reflection.

Jeff is married to Heidi, with whom he has two kind and rambunctious children, Samantha and Jakob.  He loves the outdoors, live music, his family and friends, and a bunch of other stuff.

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