Meredith Myers is a full-time faculty lecturer affiliated with the Management Department at the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. She predominantly works with the Wharton Leadership Division to co-instruct the core undergraduate course Management 100: Leadership and Communication in Groups. Meredith also completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in the dual-degree Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business. Upon graduation and after several months of studying negotiation in Mexico and conducting executive coaching in France, she matriculated directly into the Ph.D. Program in Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University.
Meredith's primary research explores how relationships evolve in international partnerships or strategic alliances between corporations and non-profit organizations. This work has taken her to various countries in Latin America, as well as India, Brazil, and the United States. Additionally, in the past year and a half she has co-developed and launched a private blog-site to support early career faculty in their transitions across universities. The success of this initiative has sparked her second research stream and entrepreneurial efforts focused on the potential for online networks to support employees entering new organizations and careers.
If Meredith is not teaching, researching, or coaching, then she is likely to be found doing yoga or dancing tango somewhere in Philadelphia or beyond.
Lee Kyriacou is currently a partner at Novantas, a financial services consultancy headquartered in New York City. His expertise is in payments as well as overall bankwide strategy and industry trends. Prior to Novantas, Lee was a senior vice president and head of bankwide planning for both Fleet and Chase banks. He was a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where in additional to consulting he developed worldwide consultant training programs. Before shifting to business, Lee practiced law at Morrison & Foerster and clerked for a U.S. Court of Appeals judge.
Lee has also spent time in public service. He was appointed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer to run the state agency that oversees the property tax in New York, where he worked on tax policy, educational funding and property assessments. Lee served six terms as an elected city councilman in Beacon NY.
Lee received a J.D. (law) and an M.A. & M.Phil. (economics) from Yale University, and a B.A. (history & economics) from University of California Davis. He has recently lectured and advised MBA students at both Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Fordham University. Lee has a daughter who is a sophomore at Bryn Mawr.