Vice Dean, MBA Program for Executives; Adjunct Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School
Peggy Bishop Lane is Vice Dean of the Wharton MBA Program for Executives and Adjunct Professor of Accounting. Based in Philadelphia, Peggy oversees both the Philadelphia and San Francisco programs. Before joining the MBA Program for Executives, she directed the academic experience for the full-time MBA Program as Deputy Vice Dean of Academic Affairs for 11 years. Peggy teaches financial accounting to Wharton first-year MBA and Executive MBA students. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the “Tough, but we’ll thank you in five years” award. Previously, Peggy was a member of the faculty at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where she was awarded the Eli Kushel Accounting Education Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her research interests include firms’ incentives to use accounting accruals to manage their financial reports, particularly in the financial services industry, which stems from her experience as an officer and analyst for First Republic Bank (now part of Bank of America). Peggy earned her PhD from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
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