Joel Adler, PhD



4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Joel Adler, PhD

Degrees Earned

PhD, Operations Research, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
MS, Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania
MS, Physics, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Joel is a Doctoral Research Mentor specializing in project and program leadership. Research Mentors enrich the doctoral program by augmenting course work and by partnering external partners with doctoral students and faculty in projects and programs relevant to the professional workplace and strategic leadership education.

Joel is founder and president of University Informatics Associates, Inc. (UIA) which provides IT strategy consulting services and develops custom decision support systems for a variety of industries. His corporate experience included being Product Development Manager at Unisys, Information Systems Consulting Manager at Coopers and Lybrand and Director of Planning and Technology at CertainTeed Corporation/Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA. He holds patents in optimization and forecasting methods as well as program management.

Prior to joining Philadelphia University, he was Assistant to the Dean for Computing and Educational Technology and Associate Director of Professional Programs in the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science. He had also launched and led the Project and Program Management concentration in the Organizational Dynamics program in the School of Arts and Sciences. Early in his career he conducted research in high energy physics at Penn, the College de France, and he was a research professor in the College of Information Studies at Drexel University.