The Wharton School announced on May 22 that Diana Robertson will serve as the new vice dean of Wharton undergraduate programs. Robertson, a Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor, will replace current vice dean Lori Rosenkopf on July 1.
Wharton dean Geoffrey Garrett announced Robertson's appointment, calling her a "highly respected researcher with a sterling reputation."
Robertson, a professor at Wharton since 2007, focuses on business ethics and corporate social responsibility in her research. Robertson encouraged members of the Undergraduate Assembly to support University divestment from tobacco companies in 2014, a proposal that the Board of Trustees rejected without a vote that same year.
Previously, Robertson was named one of the top 50 undergraduate business professors by Poets and Quants, a news website that covers business schools.
Rosenkopf, who has held the position since 2013, will return as a professor in Wharton's management department.
In her tenure, Rosenkopf oversaw the 2016 redesign of Wharton's undergraduate curriculum, which included an increased focus on ethics and an extension of MGMT 100. Once a single semester, single credit course, MGMT 100 is now composed of four, 0.5 credit courses that Wharton students are required to take over four years.
Rosenkopf also led the Successful Transition and Empowerment Program, Wharton's pre-orientation program for historically underrepresented students.
“I am grateful to Vice Dean Lori Rosenkopf for the innovation she brought to the undergraduate program," Garrett said.