University of Southern California

USC Marshall School of Business

Anna Barbashoba, president of the Marshall Business Student Government, slices cake at Gordon S. Marshall’s 94th birthday last fall. In 1997, Marshall donated $35 million to the USC School of Business, the largest amount ever donated to a U.S. business school. The USC Gordon S. Marshall School of Business is named in his honor.

With its international student body, world-class faculty and strategic location at the gateway to the Pacific Rim, the USC Marshall School of Business offers an unparalleled, hands-on education in global business, providing course work in accounting, communication, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, management, operations, real estate and statistics. USC Marshall fosters an understanding of the role and relevance of business in society, a core component of the school’s vital mission.

Founded in 1920, USC Marshall is one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent business schools. Through its broad range of academic offerings and the work of its Centers of Excellence, USC Marshall continues to set the standard in the 21st century for leadership and innovation in business education.

USC Marshall places strong emphasis on experiential learning. All graduate students are required to have international experience as part of their degree programs. Undergraduate students also have access to numerous overseas programs, including study abroad, international internships and week-long foreign travel experiences, combined with course work focused on the economy, business practices, culture and history of the host country.

USC Marshall trains professionals at every career level, in multiple locations and on a full-time, part-time or weekend schedule. The undergraduate program is ranked among the top in U.S. News & World Report. The Wall Street Journal puts its Executive MBA program, offered in Los Angeles, San Diego and Shanghai, number one for leadership and management and number four overall.

USC Marshall offers a complete array of degree options for every kind of student — and a dynamic academic environment that places it at the forefront of leading business schools around the world.

USC Marshall School of Business

Senior Administration

James G. Ellis, Dean, Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration

Gareth James, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Faculty and Academic Affairs

Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Graduate Programs and Executive Education

Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Online Programs and CIO

Deborah MacInnis, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Gregg B. Goldman, MBA, Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Evie Lazzarino, B.A., Associate Dean, Communications

Matthew De Vecchi, Ed.M., Associate Dean for External Relations

Academic Programs

Donna Bean, MBA, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs

Finance and Administration

Denise Millard, MBA, Director, Financial Planning and Management

Steve Adcook, MBA, Director, Human Resources

Undergraduate Programs Administration

Kim D. West, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Tiffiani Frye, Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Maureen McHale, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Director, Undergraduate Advising

Tyrone Callahan, Ph.D., Academic Director, World Bachelor in Business Program

Graduate Programs Administration

Diane Badame, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Academic Director, Full-Time MBA Program

Keith Vaughn, MBA, Assistant Dean and Director, MBA Admissions

Gary Fraser, Ed.D., Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Full-Time MBA and MBA Career Services

Dawn Porter, Ph.D., Academic Director, MBA.PM Program

Jeanette L. Christensen, M.A., Director, MBA.PM Program

Tim Campbell, Ph.D., Academic Director, EMBA

Brigitte M. Engel, B.S., Director, EMBA Program

Baizhu Chen, Ph.D., Academic Director, GEMBA

John D. Van Fleet, MBA, Assistant Dean and Executive Director, GEMBA

Fatemeh Nazarian, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Executive Director, IBEAR MBA Program

Fujiko Terayama, B.A., Director, IBEAR MBA Program

Susan Hunt, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

Andrea Belz, Ph.D., MBA, Academic Director, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

James Cunningham, Ph.D., MBA, Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance

Ken Haycock, Ed.D., Director, Master of Management in Library and Information Science

Alexis Abad, M.A., Coordinator – Student Services, Master of Management in Library and Information Science and Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management

Merle Hopkins, Ph.D., Academic Director, Master of Medical Management

John Lee, M.S., Assistant Director, Master of Medical Management

Adlai Wertman, MBA, Academic Director, Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship

Jessica Levine, M.Ed., Director, Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship

Robert Turrill, Ph.D., Academic Director, Master of Business for Veterans

Tara Wessel, Program Specialist, Master of Business for Veterans

Maeleine Mira, EML, Interim Director, Executive Education

Anakkarat Barth, M.A., Director, Office of Global Programs and Partnerships

Ph.D. Program

K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Ph.D. Program

Michelle Silver Lee, M.S.Ed., Ed.D., Associate Director, Ph.D. Program

USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Accounting 101
(213) 740-4838
FAX: (213) 747-2815
Email (graduate students):;
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William W. Holder, DBA, CPA, Dean, Alan Casden Dean’s Chair at the Leventhal School of Accounting

Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., CPA, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Shirley Maxey, B.A.*, Associate Dean, Master’s Programs

Mildred G. Penner, M.A., Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs


George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports and Entertainment Business: S. Mark Young, Ph.D.*

Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair in Accountancy: Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D., CPA

A.N. Mosich Chair in Accounting: Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., CPA*

Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting: Randolph Beatty, Ph.D.

KPMG Foundation Professor of Accounting: K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D.

Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting: Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., CPA*

Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Associate Professor of Accounting: Mark Soliman, Ph.D.*

Professors: Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., CPA; Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., CPA*; Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., CPA*; William W. Holder, DBA, CPA; Thomas W. Lin, Ph.D., CMA; Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D., CPA; Daniel E. O’Leary, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CISA; K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D.; Charles W. Swenson, Ph.D., CPA*; S. Mark Young, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: John J. Barcal, J.D.*, CPA; Mingyi Hung, Ph.D.*; Mark Soliman, Ph.D.*, CPA; Robert H. Trezevant, Ph.D.*; Shiing-Wu Wang, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors: Eric Allen, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Chuk, Ph.D.; David Erkens, Ph.D.; Yuri Loktionov, Ph.D.; Maria Loumioti, DBA; Maria Ogneva, Ph.D.; Marshall Vance, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Accounting: Ruben A. Davila, J.D., MBA, CPA; Chrislynn Freed, MBA, CPA*; Merle Hopkins, Ph.D.*; Cecil W. Jackson, CPA, Ph.D.; Joseph L. Keller, M.S., CPA; Rose M. Layton, M.Acc., CPA*; Shirley Maxey, B.A.*; Patricia Mills, J.D., LL.M.; Leslie R. Porter, Ph.D.*; Robert S. Roussey, B.S., CPA; Kendall Simmonds, MBA, CPA*

Associate Professor of Clinical Accounting: Robert Kiddoo, MBA, CPA

Assistant Professors of Clinical Accounting: Robert Shames, MBA, CPA; Lori Smith, B.S., CPA; Zivia Sweeney, MBA, CPA*

Professor of the Practice of Accounting: Thomas P. Ryan, MBA

Emeritus Professors: Jerry L. Arnold, Ph.D., CPA; E. John Larsen, DBA, CPA; Theodore J. Mock, Ph.D.; Anelise N. Mosich, Ph.D., CPA; Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, Ph.D.; Rodolph H. Redmond, J.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Academic Departments

Finance and Business Economics
Bridge Hall 308
(213) 740-6515
FAX: (213) 740-6650

Chair: Anthony M. Marino, Ph.D.


Charles E. Cook – Community Bank Chair of Finance: Gordon Phillips, Ph.D.

Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Chair in Banking and Finance: Wayne Ferson, Ph.D.

Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance: Lawrence E. Harris, Ph.D.

Kenneth King Stonier Chair in Business Administration: Harry DeAngelo, Ph.D.

Robert G. Kirby Chair in Behavioral Finance: Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D.

James McN. Stancill Chair in Business Administration: Vincenzo Quadrini, Ph.D.

Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise: John G. Matsusaka, Ph.D.

Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance: Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D.

Provost Professor of Business, Law and Political Economy: Mathew D. McCubbins, Ph.D.

Charles B. Thornton Professor of Finance: Randolph W. Westerfield, Ph.D.

Professors: Ty Callahan, Ph.D.; Tim Campbell, Ph.D.; Harry DeAngelo, Ph.D.*; Wayne Ferson, Ph.D.; Lawrence Harris, Ph.D.; Ayse Imrohoroglu, Ph.D.; Selahattin Imrohoroglu, Ph.D.; Douglas H. Joines, Ph.D.; Anthony M. Marino, Ph.D.; John G. Matsusaka, Ph.D.; Mathew D. McCubbins, Ph.D.; Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D.; Gordon Phillips, Ph.D.; Vincenzo Quadrini, Ph.D.; Randolph W. Westerfield, Ph.D.; Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: J. Kimball Dietrich, Ph.D.; Richard V. Eastin, Ph.D.*; Yasushi Hamao, Ph.D.; Christopher Jones, Ph.D.; Oguzhan Ozbas, Ph.D.; Aris Protopapadakis, Ph.D.; Mark I.Weinstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Kenneth Ahern, Ph.D., Elias Albagli, Ph.D.; Ricardo Alonso, Ph.D.; Odilon Camara, Ph.D.; Daniel Carvalho, Ph.D.; Tom Chang, Ph.D.; Juan Eberhard, Ph.D.; Cary Frydman, Ph.D., Scott Joslin, Ph.D.; Michael Michaux, Ph.D.; Heikki Rantakari, Ph.D.; Lori Santikian, Ph.D.; David Solomon, Ph.D.; Andrea Stathopoulos, Ph.D.; Selale Tuzel, Ph.D.; Yongxiang Wang, Ph.D.; Yanhui Wu, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Tyrone Callahan, Ph.D.; Baizhu Chen, Ph.D.; C. Kerry Fields, J.D.*; Suh-Pyng Ku, Ph.D.; Lloyd Levitin, J.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Duke Bristow, Ph.D.*; James Cunningham, Ph.D.*; Mick Swartz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Robert Bridges, MRED; Fatemeh Ibrahimi-Nazarian, Ph.D.; Julia Plotts, MBA*; Zekiye Selvili, Ph.D.*

Lecturers: Richard Tontz, Nimfa Bemis, Ph.D., Kevin Fields, J.D.

Emeritus Professors: Guilford C. Babcock, Ph.D.; Henry R. Cheeseman, J.D.; Linda De Angelo, Ph.D.*; Alan C. Shapiro, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Data Sciences and Operations
Bridge Hall 401
(213) 740-0172
FAX: (213) 740-7313

Chair: Yehuda Bassok, Ph.D.*


USC Associates Chair in Business Administration: Ann Majchrzak, Ph.D.

Professors: Yehuda Bassok, Ph.D.*; Omar El Sawy, Ph.D.; Gareth James, Ph.D.*; Ann Majchrzak, Ph.D.; Daniel E. O’Leary, Ph.D.; S. Rajagopalan, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: Sriram Dasu, Ph.D.*; Mendel Fygenson, Ph.D.*; Ramandeep Randhawa, Ph.D.; Paat Rusmevichientong, Ph.D.; Greys Sosic, Ph.D.; Amy Ward, Ph.D.; Jonathan S. Yormark, Ph.D.; Leon Zhu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Yingying Fan, Ph.D.; Jinchi Lv, Ph.D.; Hamid Nazerzadeh, Ph.D.; Peter Radchenko, Ph.D.; Wenguang Sun, Ph.D.; Xin Tong, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Douglas Shook, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Arif Ansari, Ph.D.*; Dawn Porter, Ph.D.; Ashok Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Murat Bayiz, Ph.D.; Robertas Gabrys, Ph.D.; Hiroshi Ochiumi, Ph.D.; Sharif, Abbass, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Jack Borsting, Ph.D.; Richard B. Chase, Ph.D.; Delores Conway, Ph.D.*; Richard McBride, Ph.D.; Bert M. Steece, Ph.D.*

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Library and Information Science
Doheny Memorial Library 314
(213) 821-1641

Director: Ken Haycock, Ed.D.

Management and Organization
Bridge Hall 306
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 740-3582

Chair: Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.


Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy: Paul Adler, Ph.D.

Capt. Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship: Nandini Rajagopalan, Ph.D.*

McAlister Associate Professor of Business Administration: Paat Rusmevichientong, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Business: Edward E. Lawler III, Ph.D.

Professors: Paul Adler, Ph.D.; Philip H. Birnbaum-More, Ph.D.; John W. Boudreau, Ph.D.; Peter J. Carnevale, Ph.D.; Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.; Edward E. Lawler, Ph.D.; Morgan W. McCall, Ph.D.; Nandini Rajagopalan, Ph.D.*; Kathleen Reardon, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Arvind Bhambri, DBA; Peer C. Fiss, Ph.D.*; Peter H. Kim, Ph.D.; Kyle J. Mayer, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors: Victor M. Bennett, Ph.D.*; Nathanael J. Fast, Ph.D.; Shon R. Hiatt, Ph.D.; Nan Jia, Ph.D.; Yongwook Paik, Ph.D.; Kelly Patterson, Ph.D.; Florenta Teodoridis, Ph.D.; Sarah S.M. Townsend, Ph.D.; Cheryl J. Wakslak, Ph.D.; Scott S. Wiltermuth, Ph.D.; Qingyuan Lori Yue, Ph.D.

Research Professor: Ken Haycock, Ed.D.

Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Judith Blumenthal, Ph.D.; Thomas H. Olson, Ph.D.*; Robert B. Turrill, Ph.D.; Carl W. Voigt, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: David M. Carter, MBA; Michael Coombs, Ph.D.*; Terance J. Wolfe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Management and Organization: Katharine Harrington, Ph.D.

Lecturers: Christopher Bresnahan, Ph.D.*; Trudi Ferguson, Ph.D.; Jody Tolan, MBA

Emeritus Professors: Robert Coffey, Ph.D.; Larry E. Greiner, DBA; Julia Liebeskind, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Accounting 306F
(213) 740-5033
FAX: (213) 740-7828

Chair: Gary Frazier, DBA


Robert E. Brooker Chair of Marketing: Valerie S. Folkes, Ph.D.

Joseph A. DeBell Chair in Business Administration: C.W. Park, Ph.D.

Richard and Jarda Hurd Chair in Distribution Management: Gary L. Frazier, DBA*

Jerry and Nancy Neely Chair in American Enterprise: Gerard J. Tellis, Ph.D.

Dave and Jeanne Tappan Chair in Marketing: Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D.

Charles L. and Ramona I. Hilliard Professor of Business Administration: Deborah MacInnis, Ph.D.*

Provost Professor of Psychology and Business: Wendy Wood, Ph.D.

Professors: Valerie S. Folkes, Ph.D.; Gary L. Frazier, DBA*; Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D.; Deborah J. MacInnis, Ph.D.*; Joseph C. Nunes, Ph.D.*; C.W. Park, Ph.D.; Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.; Allen Weiss, Ph.D.; Wendy Wood, Ph.D.; Sha Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Kristin Diehl, Ph.D.; Anthony Dukes, Ph.D.; Dina Mayzlin, Ph.D.; Joseph C. Nunes, Ph.D.*; Joseph Priester, Ph.D.*; Sivaramakrishnan Siddarth, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors: Lisa Cavanaugh, Ph.D.; B. Kyu Kim, Ph.D.; Lan Luo, Ph.D.*; Matthew Selove, Ph.D.; Gulden Ulkumen, Ph.D.; Botao Yang, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Marketing: Diane Badame, Ph.D.*; James G. Ellis, MBA; Rex Kovacevich, MBA*; Dennis Rook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Marketing: Dennis Schorr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Marketing: Miriam Burgos, MBA; Ira Kalb, MBA*; Lars Perner, Ph.D.; Therese Wilbur, MBA*

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Quinton Professor of Research: Olaf K. Helmer, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Douglas Basil, Ph.D.; James D. Calderwood, Ph.D.; Ben M. Enis, Ph.D.; Warren Erickson, Ph.D.; John E. Fleming, DBA; William C. Himstreet, Ed.D.; John Jaeger, Ph.D.; Burt Nanus, Ph.D.; Rodolph H. Redmond, J.D.*; Alan Rowe, Ph.D.; George Schick, Ph.D.; Norman Sigband, Ph.D.; James Stevenson, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Academic Centers

Center for Management Communication
Accounting 400
(213) 740-0627
FAX: (213) 740-9428

Director: Lucy Lee, Ph.D.*


Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Jolanta Aritz, Ph.D.; Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D.*; Ellen-Linnea Dipprey, MPW; James Gosline, MPW; Lucy Lee, Ph.D.*; Greg Patton, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Stephen Byars, Ph.D.; Pete Cardon, Ph.D.; Lee Cerling, Ph.D.; Stacy Geck, M.A.; Sharoni Little, Ph.D.*; James Owens, M.A.; Marion Philadelphia, M.A.*; Robyn Walker, Ph.D.; Naomi Warren, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Jerry Giaquinta, Ph.D.; Reginald Hubbard, Ph.D.; Yolanda Kirk, M.A.; Daylanne Markwardt, Ph.D.; Kirk Snyder, M.A.

Emeritus Professor: Paul Frommer, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Bridge Hall 1
(213) 740-0641
FAX: (213) 740-2976

Director: Helena Yli-Renko, Sc.D.


Orfalea Director’s Chair in Entrepreneurship: Helena Yli-Renko, Sc.D.

Capt. Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship: Nandini Rajagopalan, Ph.D.*

Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Kathleen R. Allen, Ph.D.*; Gene Miller, J.D., MBA; Adlai Wertman, MBA

Associate Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Elissa Grossman, Ph.D.; Helena Yli-Renko, Sc.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Andrea Belz, Ph.D.; Patrick Henry, MBA*; Thomas Knapp, MBA*; Steve Mednick, J.D., MBA*

Lecturers in Entrepreneurship: Andrea Belz, Ph.D.; Albert Napoli, MBA

Emeritus Director: Thomas J. O’Malia, MBA*

Emeritus Professor: William H. Crookston, Ph.D.*

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Effective Organizations
Davidson Conference Center 200
(213) 740-9814
FAX: (213) 740-4354

Director: Edward Lawler, Ph.D.

Center for Global Innovation
Accounting 306E
(213) 740-5033
FAX: (213) 740-7828

Director: Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.

Global Branding Center
Accounting 306E
(213) 740-5033
FAX: (213) 740-7828

Director: C.W. Park, Ph.D.

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Stonier Hall, Suite 313
(213) 740-7130
FAX: (213) 740-8538

Director: Richard Drobnick, Ph.D.

Center for Investment Studies
Accounting 301A
(213) 821-1126
FAX: (213) 740-6650

Director: Suh-Pyng Ku, Ph.D.

Center for Technology Commercialization
Bridge Hall 1
(213) 740-0659
FAX: (213) 740-2976

Director: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.

Initiative and Referendum Institute
USC Gould School of Law
(213) 740-9690

Executive Director: John Matsusaka, Ph.D.

Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM)
3434 South Grand Avenue
(213) 821-2477
FAX: (213) 740-1602
SEC and Financial Reporting Institute
Accounting 117
(213) 740-4855
FAX: (213) 747-2815

Director: William Holder, DBA

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Davidson Conference Center 115
(213) 740-3371
FAX: (213) 724-7588

Director: Adlai Wertman, MBA

Sports Business Institute
AT&T Center
1150 S. Olive Street, Suite 2900
(213) 740-5591
FAX: (213) 740-3582

Executive Director: David Carter, MBA

USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 331B
(213) 740-5000
FAX: (213) 740-26170

Director: Richard Green, Ph.D.