Don Huesman is the Managing Director of Wharton Online at the Wharton School. Previously, Dr. Huesman held positions at Wharton as Managing Director of the Innovation Group, supervising technology support for the School’s academic departments and faculty and overseeing the use of technology in Executive Education. Dr. Huesman has been a lecturer in Wharton’s graduate and undergraduate programs, teaching courses in IT and Decision Sciences.

He received his doctorate from Penn’s Graduate School of Education, where he studied higher education management, technology enabled learning environments, and non-traditional adult learners. In the early 1980s, Dr. Huesman was an entrepreneur and software pioneer in the personal computer industry, co-founding the company that produced The Organizer, the first personal information manager for PCs, as well as the first TSRs – software programs that hide in memory until needed. His company put the first calendars, to-do lists, and contact management systems on personal computers.

In addition to his affiliation with the Penn Chief Learning Officer program at Penn GSE, Dr. Huesman has taught the strategic use of information systems in a variety of executive education programs, including Wharton’s Advanced Management Program, the International Forum and the American Institute, as well as programs for the Securities Industry Association, the Council for Insurance Agents and Brokers, ASIS, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Dupont, and the Siam Cement Corporation, among others.

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