Martine Haas Appointed Lauder Professor at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies

Philadelphia, PA, March 11, 2020 — Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett is delighted to announce the appointment of Martine Haas as the Lauder Professor at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies.

The Lauder Professorship was established by brothers Leonard A. Lauder, W’54, and Ronald S. Lauder, W’65, when they founded the Lauder Institute in honor of their father, Joseph H. Lauder. Professor Haas’s appointment as the Lauder Professor accompanies her role as the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Lauder Institute.

“Leonard and I are pleased to have Professor Haas hold the Lauder Professorship,” said the Honorable Ronald S. Lauder, chairman of the Lauder Institute Board of Governors. “Martine embodies our vision for the global connectivity and understanding that we seek to support through the Lauder Institute. Professor Haas has already raised the Institute’s international profile by highlighting the expertise of our Global Fellows and faculty, and we look forward to many more achievements and the great success that will, no doubt, follow in the coming years.”

“This is a wonderful moment,” added Leonard A. Lauder. “Professor Haas is a great leader and thinker with a strong vision for the worlds of today and tomorrow. She knows how to inspire and motivate, and is the perfect person to guide the next generation of global leaders. My family and I are honored that she has been appointed as Lauder Professor.”

Professor Haas has been a member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty since 2007. An expert on global business, including collaboration in multinational firms, global teamwork, and the sociology and social psychology of organizations, she has received scholarly awards from the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business and teaching awards from both the Wharton MBA and undergraduate programs. She has worked for McKinsey & Company and Oxfam, and served on the faculty of Cornell University and as a visiting faculty member at London Business School. Professor Haas earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior and an MA in Sociology from Harvard University, an MA in International Relations from Yale University, and a BA in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

About the Lauder Institute

Founded in 1983 by Leonard and Ronald Lauder in honor of their father, the Lauder Institute provides a fully integrated business education to a new generation of leaders coming of age in a rapidly globalizing world. The program combines an MA in International Studies from the Penn Arts & Sciences with an MBA from the Wharton School or a JD from Penn Law, preparing each class of 70 students to become successful, culturally fluent global business leaders.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 18,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 99,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit

About Penn Arts & Sciences

Penn Arts & Sciences has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. The largest of the University’s academic divisions, it is home to 27 departments that represent a full range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.