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
  • Al Filreis, Kelly Professor of English, Penn Arts & Sciences
  • Peter Frumkin, Mindy and Andrew Heyer Chair in Social Policy & Faculty Director, Center for Social Impact Strategy, Social Policy & Practice
  • Zvi Gellis, Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice
  • Martine Haas, Lauder Professor and Professor of Management, The Wharton School
  • 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
  • Jessa Lingel, Associate Professor of Communication and Core Faculty in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Annenberg School for Communication
  • Julia Lynch, Associate Professor, Penn Arts & Sciences
  • Emma Meagher, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Vice Dean & Chief Clinical Research Officer, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Meghann Pierdon, Assistant Professor, Penn Vet
  • Philip Rea, Professor of Biology, Rebecka and Arie Belldegrun Distinguished Director, Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences & Management, Penn Arts & Sciences
  • Masao Sako, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair, Penn Arts & Sciences
  • Frank Setzer, Assistant Professor of Endodontics, Penn Dental Medicine
  • Carlo Siracusa, Associate Professor, Penn Vet
  • Val B. Tannen, Professor of Computer and Information Science, Penn Engineering
  • R. Polk Wagner, Professor of Law, Penn Law
  • Patti Williams, Ira A. Lipman Associate Professor of Marketing; Vice Dean, Wharton Executive Education
  • Jeffrey Winkler, Merriam Professor of Chemistry and Undergraduate Chair, Penn Arts & Sciences