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Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, Jaime Kelly always loved the liberal arts. After she graduated from Skidmore College with her BA in English literature, she began working for a weekly newspaper based in Center City. Then in 2009, Jaime started to work for a large foodservice organization and her role brought her to Penn, regularly. Jaime loved being back on a college campus and thought Penn would be the perfect place for her to work.

Right in our backyard

A New Jersey native shifts focus from foreign to domestic — and back again

When Chris Putvinksi (Master of Environmental Studies ’15) began his Environmental Health concentration, his goal was to leave his home of Central New Jersey to work in developing countries.

“I always thought that stuff going on across the world was more important. Domestic problems just didn’t seem as severe and pressing as those abroad.”

Greg Urban has taught at the University of Pennsylvania since 1994. He specializes in cultural and linguistic anthropology, laws of cultural motion and ethnography of corporations, among other areas. The author, co-author, or editor of seven books, including How Culture Moves through the World, Dr. Urban’s work has also appeared in American Anthropologist, and other journals. Dr.

As a business anthropologist, Derek Newberry is an expert in the human factors that drive organizational effectiveness. Dr. Newberry has worked with Fortune 500 firms, leading hospitals and major non-profits to design growth strategies that tap into employee motivation. At the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, he helps global executives develop strategic persuasion skills and manage high-performing teams. Dr. Newberry is also a Lecturer at the Wharton School, where he teaches courses on group dynamics and corporate culture.

Mario Moussa’s expertise is in large-scale change initiatives, collaboration and negotiation. He has led consulting projects at major insurance companies, top pharmaceutical corporations and banks, leading universities and financial services firms. Dr. Moussa is Co-Director of the Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop. He has also led the design of customized Wharton leadership development programs for organizations around the world. In addition, he is a Senior Consultant at Penn’s Fels Institute of Government. In 2003 Dr.

Dana Kaminstein has served as an Affiliated Faculty member in the Organizational Dynamics Program for 18 years and has been a Fellow at the Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive for more than 20 years. Dr. Kaminstein also maintains a private consulting practice through which he works with organizations at the group and systems levels, focusing on team effectiveness, organizational diagnosis, needs assessment, leadership development, executive education, conflict resolution and executive coaching.

Anne M. Greenhalgh is an award-winning teacher, having been selected the Best Lecturer in the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She has also won the William G. Whitney Teaching Award for Associated Faculty on multiple occasions. In addition to fulfilling her administrative and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Greenhalgh has served as an advisor and consultant to a number of academic institutions and corporations.

Janet Greco is co-president of Transition One Associates, a management consulting firm that specializes in transforming leadership intent into organizational momentum. At Transition One Associates,  she provides, via leadership and management development through coaching, individual executives and consulting with management teams. Dr. Greco’s teaching in the Organizational Dynamics program includes The Devil’s Advocate and Stories in Organizations. She is also faculty and learning director of several Aresty Institute of Executive Education programs.


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