Wharton School Receives Gift from Michael and Peggy Moh to Create the Moh Foundation Applied Insights Lab

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Philadelphia, December 11, 2019 — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today a gift from 1992 Wharton undergraduate alumnus Michael Moh and his wife Peggy Moh through the Larry & Celia Moh Foundation to establish the Moh Foundation Applied Insights Lab. Housed within Wharton People Analytics (WPA) and integral to the newly formed Analytics at Wharton, the lab will drive, develop, and distribute practical applications of people analytics in collaboration with leading nonprofit and private organizations.

“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.

“I have seen the tremendous value of investing in the way that we hire and nurture talent throughout my career in the finance and household goods sectors and believe deeply that this can apply to other industries, locally and globally,” said Mr. Moh. “Well-tested insights ultimately help people become more fulfilled and effective in their work while supporting the success of the organizations in which they serve. Wharton is well-positioned to bring all of this together.”

Mr. Moh served on Wharton’s Executive Board for Asia and on the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business Advisory Board for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Moh generously support the Penn Wharton China Center and the Weingarten Learning Resources Center. Their gift to establish the Moh Foundation Applied Insights Lab also adds to their longstanding commitment to The Wharton Fund and is a significant contribution to Wharton’s More Than Ever fundraising and engagement campaign, which is part of the University-wide Power of Penn Campaign. Mr. and Mrs. Moh are proud Penn Parents of two daughters.

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