The Moh Foundation Applied Insights Lab
Housed within Wharton People Analytics (WPA) and integral to the newly formed Analytics at Wharton, the lab drives, develops, and distributes practical applications of people analytics in collaboration with leading nonprofit and private organizations. The Wharton School announced the gift here.
“I am deeply grateful for Michael and Peggy Moh’s commitment to create rich learning experiences and research opportunities in applied analytics,” said Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett. “Wharton students learn just as much by doing as in the classroom. With the WPA faculty and research team guiding their collaborations with dynamic organizations, the Moh Foundation Applied Insights Lab will enable future leaders to discover and share decision-making practices that truly enhance outcomes – from getting the right people into the right jobs to creating cultures of generosity at work.”
The Moh Foundation Applied Insights Lab is central to Wharton People Analytics’ (WPA) mission to advance the practice of evidence-based decision-making to help individuals and organizations thrive. The lab’s built-in research support will enable students and faculty to create knowledge that advances how organizations and leaders make decisions about people. To disseminate this research and ensure its impact, the lab will generate reports and digital media content to improve outcomes for the business community at large.
The lab will also provide new and expanded extracurricular opportunities for students. The gift will grow the Wharton Analytics Fellows program, which unites Wharton MBA students, undergraduates, and faculty members in tackling complex business problems using the power of analytics. A nonprofit internship program focused on applied analytics will provide students with further opportunities to create data-driven solutions to real-world challenges and explore career pathways that best suit their talents, interest, and potential.
The Celia Z. Moh Professorship and the Universal Furniture Professorship
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is home to the largest and most-published faculty of any business school in the World.
Mr. Moh endowed two professorships at Wharton to allow influential scholars to further innovate, create knowledge, and impact the future business leaders trained at Wharton. The Celia Z. Moh Professorship is held by Patricia M. Danzon of the Health Care Management Department, and the Universal Furniture Professorship is held by Edward George of the Statistics Department.