Eric Hamberger

Managing Director

The Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania

Eric currently serves as the managing director of Wharton Online at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. With a brand purpose to take Wharton to the world, he oversees a portfolio of more than 120 unique programs and a team that creates custom executive programs for corporate clients. Prior to this role, Eric was the founding managing director of Wharton LIVE, a business unit created to build synchronous online programs leveraging dynamic new technologies. Before arriving at Wharton, Eric spent 20 years at Villanova University and held nearly every position in their online education ecosystem, from video production and instructional design, to OPM relationship management and international travel programs. During his time as assistant dean of their business school, he launched a graduate program in business analytics that was ranked #1 in the United States according to US News & World Report (2018). He still serves as adjunct faculty for their departments of human resource development, public administration, and management and operations.