Faculty Advisory Committee

The Online Learning Faculty Advisory Committee provides a faculty perspective on important strategic decisions related to online learning. They meet every semester to review new policies, evaluate new program and course proposals, and work to ensure that faculty from across the university are actively involved in steering Penn’s online ventures.


  • Peter Decherney, Professor of English and Cinema Studies, Penn Arts & Sciences (Chair)
  • Regina Austin, William A. Schnader Professor of Law, Penn Law
  • Ryan Baker, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
  • Tom Daniels, Professor of City and Regional Planning, Weitzman School of Design
  • Deborah DriscollLuigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Al Filreis, Kelly Professor of English, Penn Arts & Sciences
  • Zvi Gellis, Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice
  • Uri Hangorsky, Clinical Professor of Periodontics, Penn Dental Medicine
  • Jerry A. Jacobs, Professor of Sociology, Penn Arts & Sciences
  • Sarah Kagan, Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of Gerontological Nursing, Penn Nursing
  • Sampath Kannan, Henry Salvatori Professor, Penn Engineering
  • Jessa Lingel, Assistant Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication
  • Ethan Mollick, Edward B. and Shirley R. Shils Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School
  • Meghann Pierdon, Assistant Professor, Penn Vet
  • Jagmohan Raju, Joseph J. Aresty Professor, The Wharton School
  • Phillip Rea, Professor of Biology, Rebecka and Arie Belldegrun Distinguished Director, Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences & Management, Penn Arts & Sciences
  • Connie Scanga, Practice Professor of Nursing, Penn Nursing
  • Frank Setzer, Assistant Professor of Endodontics, Penn Dental Medicine
  • Carlo Siracusa, Associate Professor, Penn Vet
  • R. Polk Wagner, Professor of Law, Penn Law
  • Irene Wong, Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice