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Marcella Barnhart is the inaugural Zilberman Family Director of the Lippincott Library. She manages and develops the Lippincott Library's ability to support the business research, instructional and information needs of the students, faculty and staff of Penn's world-renowned Wharton School.

She holds a BA in Political Science from Rice University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Temple University. Prior to coming to Penn, Marcella worked for the Thomson Corporation (now Clarivate Analytics), managing the customer education and training operation in the Americas and Europe for Thomson Scientific.


Pronouns: She, her, hers

Professional Affiliation
  • Special Libraries Association
Areas of Expertise
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Health care management
  • Management