Kathy Pearson, PhD

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania; President, Enterprise Learning Solutions

About Kathy:

Kathy Pearson is a strategist, systems thinking expert, and authority in decision making. She is president and founder of Enterprise Learning Solutions, an adjunct senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and has served as an adjunct associate professor in the Operations, Information and Decisions Department at the Wharton School, both at the University of Pennsylvania. An award-winning educator, Kathy works extensively with mid- to senior-level executives, including high potentials and executive teams, teaching on a variety of topics including critical thinking, strategic agility, change management, and strategic execution. Kathy received her BS degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her MS degree in decision sciences from Georgia State University, and her PhD in industrial engineering (concentration in statistics) from Northwestern University.


Executive Education Programs Taught:

Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as a Global Health Leader

This program is designed for veterinarians who seek to contribute at a high level to the maintenance and promotion of global public health for animals and humans. This program helps veterinarians refine their leadership skills and get involved in the most pressing global issues: zoonotic diseases, food security, disaster preparedness, poverty, and others.

Wharton Nursing Leaders Program

The primary focus of this program is to assist nursing leaders in the effective management and implementation of strategic and tactical plans. The program includes identifying the key stakeholders and influencing their behavior, learning to manage resources, and knowing when to terminate a task force or project.