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Professor Dwyer has been on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania since 1966. He is currently Academic Director for the Aresty Institute’s Leading and Managing People Program in the Wharton School. He is also an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held positions as Chairman of the Board of the Wharton Center for Applied Research, Director of Wharton’s Management and Behavioral Science Center, and Faculty Coordinator for Wharton’s Effective Executive Development Programs. He has also held the position of Chair of the Educational Leadership Division of the Graduate School of Education. He has over thirty years of experience in educational, corporate and organizational consulting and executive development including the design of Wharton’s well-known Effective Executive Workshop. His client list includes: IBM, DuPont, Xerox, AT&T, MCI, Bell Atlantic, General Electric, Westinghouse, Consolidated Edison, The New York Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch, Polaroid, Texaco, R.J.R./Nabisco, General Mills, Pepsi-Cola, Caterpillar, Pitney Bowes, The Buick Division of General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Merck & Co., Intel, Bates Advertising, The Justice Department, The General Services Administration, and The Federal Reserve System. His research and teaching cover a wide variety of topics including: interactive planning, power and influence, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, organizational myths and realities, organizational change, self-design, dealing with difficult people, productivity improvement, conflict resolution, problem resolution, leadership, selling, creativity, team-building, group processes and personal development. Professor Dwyer received the Lindbach Award for distinguished teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and was elected to the post of President of the Lindbach Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics at St. Joseph’s University, his mater’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education, both at Cornell University.

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