Stephen J. Kobrin

It is with great sadness that the Wharton School announces the passing of Stephen J. Kobrin, emeritus professor of multinational management, who died suddenly on May 6, 2022. He was 83. With an influential career spanning nearly six decades, Kobrin made significant contributions in his field through his scholarship, teaching,Read More

James Pickands III

The Wharton School sadly announces the passing of James Pickands III, emeritus professor of statistics, who died peacefully in his sleep on March 9, 2022. He was 90. Pickands graduated from Taft, Yale, and Columbia Universities before joining the faculty at Wharton in 1969. He wrote his doctoral dissertation atRead More

Lawrence G. Hrebiniak

The Wharton School is sad to announce the passing of Lawrence G. Hrebiniak, emeritus associate professor of management, who died suddenly at home on January 18, 2022. He was 78. Hrebiniak was a longtime faculty member who joined the department in 1976 and was tenured in 1980. He was anRead More

Sigal G. Barsade

It is with great sadness that The Wharton School announces the passing of Management Professor Sigal G. Barsade, who died February 7, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with glioblastoma. She was 56. Barsade was an award-winning teacher and scholar whose research focused on organizational behavior and culture, unconscious bias, leadership,Read More

Nicholas J. Gonedes

The Wharton School is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Accounting Professor Nicholas J. Gonedes, who died January 21, 2022, after a battle with cancer. He was 75. Gonedes was proud to be one of the longest-serving faculty members at the Wharton School, having taught accounting and finance toRead More

David Babbel

It is with great sadness that the Wharton School announces the passing of faculty member David Frederick Babbel, who died May 20, 2021, from complications of leukemia. He was 72. Babbel was a professor emeritus of business economics and public policy and a professor of finance at Wharton, where heRead More

Gwendolyn Gordon

It is with great sadness that the Wharton School announces the passing of faculty member Gwendolyn Gordon. Gordon, 41, joined the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics as an assistant professor in 2013 and was also affiliated with the Department of Anthropology at Penn. She earned her BA inRead More