Wendell Pritchett was named interim dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School for the 2014-15 academic year. Pritchett currently is chancellor of the Camden campus of Rutgers University. In February 2014, he announced that he was stepping down from his current position in June and joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Prior to his appointment at Rutgers University in 2009, Professor Pritchett taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law from 2001 to 2009. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York system.
Professor Pritchett is a graduate of Yale Law School and holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews, and the Changing Face of the Ghetto (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City; The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer (University of Chicago Press, 2008).