Katherine Klein

Katherine Klein, PhD

Edward H. Bowman Professor, Professor of Management; Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Social Impact Initiative, The Wharton School

Research Interests:Innovation and technology implementation, leadership, diversity, teams, and social networks

About Katherine

Katherine Klein is the Vice Dean for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII). In this position, Klein shapes WSII’s vision and strategy for social impact partnerships, initiatives, research, and faculty engagement at Wharton.

Klein is an organizational psychologist and the Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management at Wharton. She teaches on leadership, organizational change, social impact, and research methods. Her current research focuses on the effects of leadership succession on employee engagement and organizational effectiveness. Her prior research on diversity, team effectiveness, social networks, levels of analysis, technology implementation, and employee ownership has appeared in numerous top journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review.

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. She is a member of the board of directors of United Therapeutics.

Professor Klein received her BA in Psychology from Yale University and her PhD in Community Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

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