Staff Q&A with Eli Lesser
It may be cold outside, but for Eli Lesser it’s always summer. As Penn’s new Director of Academic Summer Sessions, he is responsible for Penn’s entire School of Arts and Sciences roster from late May through mid August, a multifaceted offering of about 300 courses on campus, online and abroad.
Working through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, formerly known as the College of General Studies, Lesser says his focus has been on making Penn’s summer sessions more accessible, more visible and more convenient.
The Current sat down with Lesser to discuss what makes a Penn summer special and how students don’t necessarily have to be on campus to get the full Penn experience.