Stanton Wortham has been named faculty director of the Online Learning Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. He is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
The announcement was made by Provost Vincent Price and Beth Winkelstein, vice provost for education.
“Stanton Wortham brings an extraordinary depth of expertise to help Penn chart the future of online learning,” Price said. “We particularly welcome his insights into the power of online learning to provide opportunities to new generations of students and shape their social and cultural identities. He is the ideal scholar to build on the transformative work of Ed Rock, our inaugural faculty director of online learning, whose energy and vision were indispensable to developing online learning at Penn in its first three years.”