Our Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

Founding Director, Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences;
S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor
Departments of Philosophy and Psychology 

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Professor of Nursing and Health Policy

Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication; Director of the Network Dynamics Group; Faculty Associate, Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences; Faculty Associate, School of Engineering

Associate Professor of Economics

Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences; Professor of Psychology; Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society

Associate Professor, Psychology

Associate Professor, Political Science

Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

Baird Term Associate Professor

Professor, Operations, Information & Decisions, Wharton

Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography

I. George Heyman University Professor of Psychology and Marketing

Evan C. Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching; Professor, Operations, Information & Decisions, Wharton

Professor of Social Policy and of Health & Societies; Senior Fellow in Public Health Director, PhD Program; Director, The Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence

Leonore Annenberg University Professor, Psychology

Professor, UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy; Director, International Literacy Institute and National Center on Adult Literacy; Director, International Educational Development Program; Graduate School of Education

Professor of Law and Psychology, Law School

Current Instructors

Dr. Diego Aycinena

Senior Visiting Scholar

Associate Professor, Economics, Swarthmore College

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology; Lecturer, the Wharton School

Associate Professor of Practice in Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Fellow, Behavioral Science

Senior Lecturer, Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Senior Data Research Scientist, Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics; Lecturer, Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Student & alumni stories

"I have had amazing mentors here, and I think their investment in my success is what transformed me."
- Sakshi Ghai, MBDS ‘18

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions

See the courses and electives available to master's students.

MBDS advisory board

MBDS advisory board

Exceptional thought leaders, strategists, and innovators provide students with cutting-edge perspectives from the field.