Thomas Gerrity

Thomas Gerrity
  • Joseph J. Aresty Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2000 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: leadership and organizational development



PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970; MSEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964; BSEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, 1964-65

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1990-present (named Joseph J. Aresty Professor, 2001; Dean, 1990-99). Previous appointment: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Other Positions

President, CSC Consulting, 1989-90; Corporate Vice President, Computer Sciences Corporation, 1989-90; Chairman and CEO, Index Group, Inc., 1969-89

Professional Leadership

Member, Committee for Economic Development, 1995-present CORPORATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP 2005-2009 Member of several corporate and not-for-profit boards

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CEOs and Market Woes: Is Poor Corporate Governance to Blame?

Many shareholder advocates see the financial collapse and resulting economic woes as stunning proof of their long-held claim that too often the wrong people are in charge of top corporations -- and that attacking this problem demands an overhaul in corporate-governance regulations. But not everyone sees governance as the culprit, and some warn that a kneejerk attack on established corporate practices could backfire.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2008/12/10
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