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USC Marshall School of Business

With its location at the gateway to the Pacific Rim, the USC Marshall School of Business prepares students to thrive in the global marketplace. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked USC Marshall's undergraduate program number 10 in recognition of the school's continuing tradition of excellence in business education.

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, finance, marketing, management, communications, entrepreneurship and the ­management of information systems and operations. As it educates students to navigate the global ­economy, USC Marshall also 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, language and history of the host country.

USC Marshall trains professionals at every level of their careers, in multiple locations and on a full-time, part-time or weekend schedule. U.S. News & World Report ranks its undergraduate program in the top 10. And 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.

Senior Administration

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

Doug Joines, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Academic Programs

John Matsusaka, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Faculty and Academic Affairs

Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Research, Strategy and Advancement

Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A., Dean, Alan Casden Dean's Chair at the Leventhal School of Accounting

Gregg B. Goldman, M.B.A., Senior Associate Dean and Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Shook, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer, Academic and Information Services

Undergraduate Administration

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

Maureen McHale, Ph.D., Director, Undergraduate Advising

Tiffiani Frye, Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Guillermina Molina, M.A., Director, Undergraduate Student Services

M.B.A. Administration

Cherie Scricca, M.S., Ed.D., Associate Dean, Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive M.B.A. Programs

Jack Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Dean, IBEAR M.B.A.

Keith Vaughn, M.B.A., Assistant Dean/Director, M.B.A. Admissions

Susan Hunt, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Master's Programs; Director, M.S.B.A. Program

Peter Giulioni, M.B.A., Executive Director, Keenan M.B.A. Career Resource Center

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

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

Lida Jennings, M.B.A., Director, Marshall M.B.A. Program

Tom Petersen, M.B.A., Director, GEMBA Program

Fujiko Terayama, B.A., Director, Admission and Administration, IBEAR M.B.A. Program

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

Ph.D. Program

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

Mandy Casani, M.S.Ed., Assistant 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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Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A., Dean, Leventhal School of Accounting

Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A., Dean, Alan Casden Dean's Chair, Leventhal School of Accounting

James Manegold, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Shirley Maxey, M.A., Associate Dean, Master's Programs

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


Alan Casden Dean's Chair at the Leventhal School of Accounting: Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A.

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., C.P.A.

Joseph A. DeBell Professor of Business Administration: Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting: William W. Holder, D.B.A., C.P.A.

KPMG Foundation Professor of Accounting: K.R. Subramanyam

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Professor of Auditing: Zoe‑Vonna Palmrose, Ph.D., C.P.A.

USC Accounting Associates Professor of Accounting: Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Leventhal International Faculty Fellow: Thomas W. Lin, Ph.D.

Professors: Jerry L. Arnold, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D., C.P.A.; William W. Holder, D.B.A., C.P.A.; Thomas W. Lin, Ph.D., C.M.A.; Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Patricia Mills, J.D., L.L.H.; Theodore J. Mock, Ph.D; Daniel E. O'Leary, Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.S.A.; Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, Ph.D., C.P.A.; K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D.; Charles W. Swenson, Ph.D., C.P.A.; S. Mark Young, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: John J. Barcal, J.D., C.P.A.; James G. Manegold, Ph.D.; Robert H. Trezevant, Ph.D.; Shiing-Wu Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Nerissa Brown, Ph.D.; David Erkens, Ph.D.; Mingyi Hung, Ph.D.; Yaniv Konchitchki, Ph.D.; Yvonne Lu, Ph.D.; Tatiana Sandino, Ph.D.; Jieying Zhang, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Accounting: Rubin A. Davila, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Chrislynn Freed, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Merle Hopkins, Ph.D.; Cecil W. Jackson, Ph.D.; Joseph L. Keller, M.S.; Shirley Maxey, M.A.; Patricia Mills, J.D., L.L.H.; Leslie R. Porter, Ph.D.; Robert S. Roussey, B.S., C.P.A.; Robert Scharlach, B.S., C.P.A.; Bob Shames, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Kendall Simmonds, M.B.A., C.P.A.*

Associate Professor of Clinical Accounting: Rose M. Layton, M.Acc., C.P.A.;

Emeritus Professors: E. John Larsen, C.P.A.; Anelise N. Mosich, Ph.D., C.P.A.; 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: Fernando Zapatero, Ph.D.


Charles E. Cook/Community Bank Chair in Banking: Harry DeAngelo, 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 L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance: Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D.

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

Professors: Warren G. Bennis, Ph.D.; Tim Campbell, Ph.D.; Harry DeAngelo, Ph.D.; Linda 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 Matsusaka, Ph.D.; Kevin J. Murphy, Ph.D.; Vincenzo Quadrini, Ph.D.; Alan C. Shapiro, 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.; Aris Protopapadakis, Ph.D.; Mark I.Weinstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Ricardo Alonso, Ph.D.; Sagiri Kitao, Ph.D.; Pedro Matos, Ph.D.; Micah Officer, Ph.D.; Oguzhan Ozbas, Ph.D.; Antonios Sangvinatsos, Ph.D.; Berk Sensoy, Ph.D.; Selale Tuzel, Ph.D.; Mark Westerfield, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Baizhu Chen, Ph.D.; Henry R. Cheeseman, J.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.; Tyrone Callahan, Ph.D.; Mick Swartz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Robert Bridges, M.R.E.D.; Julia Plotts, M.B.A.; Zekiye Selvile, Ph.D.; Tracey Seslen, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Linda De Angelo, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Information and Operations Management
Bridge Hall 401
(213) 740-0172
FAX: (213) 740-7313

Chair: Bert Steece, Ph.D.


Professors: Yehuda Bassok, Ph.D.*; Richard B. Chase, Ph.D.; Omar El Sawy, Ph.D.; K. Ravi Kumar, Ph.D.*; Ann Majchrzak, Ph.D.; Daniel E. O'Leary, Ph.D.; S. Rajagopalan, Ph.D.; John E. Rolph, Ph.D.; Bert M. Steece, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: Delores A. Conway, Ph.D.*; Sriram Dasu, Ph.D.; Mendel Fygenson, Ph.D.*; Gareth James, Ph.D.; Jonathan S. Yormark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Ravi Aron, Ph.D.; Peter Radchenko, Ph.D.; Greys Sosic, Ph.D.; Amy Ward, Ph.D.; Hao Zhang, Ph.D.; Leon Zhu, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Information and Operations Management: Douglas Shook, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Information and Operations Management: Arif Ansari, Ph.D.; Francis Pereira, Ph.D.; Dawn Porter, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor: Ashok Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Jack Borsting, Ph.D.; Richard B. Chase, Ph.D.; Richard McBride, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

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

Chair: Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.


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

University Professor; Distinguished Professor of Business Administration: Warren G. Bennis, Ph.D.

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

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

Associate Professors: Arvind Bhambri, D.B.A.; Peter H. Kim, Ph.D.; Julia D. Liebeskind, Ph.D.; Kyle J. Mayer, Ph.D.; Alan L. Patz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Peer C. Fiss, Ph.D.; Sandy E. Green, Jr., Ph.D.; Mark Thomas Kennedy, Ph.D.; Ji-Yub Kim, Ph.D.; Alexandra Michel, Ph.D.; Jennifer R. Overbeck, Ph.D.; Christine Porath, Ph.D.; Feng Zhu, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Judith Blumenthal, Ph.D.; Richard Drobnick, Ph.D.; Thomas H. Olson, Ph.D.; Robert B. Turrill, Ph.D.; Adlai Wertman, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Michael Coombs, Ph.D.; Carl W. Voigt, Ph.D.; Morley A. Winograd, B.A.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Thomas D. Arnold, J.D.; David M. Carter, M.B.A.; Katharine Harrington, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

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

Chair: Dennis Rook, 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, D.B.A.*

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

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

USC Associates Chair in Business Administration: Valerie S. Folkes, Ph.D.

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

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

Professors: Valerie S. Folkes, Ph.D.; Gary L. Frazier, D.B.A.*; Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D.; Deborah J. MacInnis, Ph.D.; C.W. Park, Ph.D.; Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.; Allen Weiss, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Joseph C. Nunes, Ph.D.*; Joseph Priester, Ph.D.; Sivaramakrishnan Siddarth, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors: Hai Che, Ph.D.; Kristin Diehl, Ph.D.; Anthony Dukes, Ph.D.; Lan Luo, Ph.D.; Rakesh Niraj, Ph.D.; Gulden Ulkumen, Ph.D.; Kenneth Wilbur, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Marketing: Diane Badame, Ph.D.; James Ellis, M.B.A.*; Dennis Rook, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Marketing: Rex Kovacevich, M.B.A.*; Dennis Schorr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Marketing: Ira Kalb, M.B.A.; Lars Perner, Ph.D.; Marlene Towns, Ph.D.; Therese Wilbur, M.B.A.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Emeritus Faculty

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

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

Emeritus Professors: Guilford C. Babcock, Ph.D.; Douglas Basil, Ph.D.; Jack Borsting, Ph.D.; James D. Calderwood, Ph.D.; Robert Coffey, Ph.D.; Ben M. Enis, Ph.D.; Warren Erickson, Ph.D.; John E. Fleming, D.B.A.; Olaf K. Helmer; William C. Himstreet, Ed.D.; John Jaeger, Ph.D.; Richard McBride, Ph.D.; Anelise N. Mosich, Ph.D., C.P.A.; 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.

Academic Centers

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

Director: Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D.*


Professors of Clinical Management Communication: J. Douglas Andrews, Ph.D.; Ellen-Linnea Dipprey, M.P.W.; Paul Frommer, Ph.D.; James Gosline, M.P.W.; Shirley C. Maxey, M.A.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Jolanta Artiz, Ph.D.; Stephen Byars, Ph.D.; Sandra Chrystal, Ph.D.*; Stacey Geck, M.A.; Anne Hill, M.A.; Lucy Lee, Ph.D.*; Robert McCann, Ph.D.; Donna Miles, M.A.; Greg Patton, Ph.D.*; Naomi Warren, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Lee Cerling, Ph.D.; Reginald Hubbard, Ph.D.; Yolanda Kirk, M.A.; Sharoni Little, Ph.D.*; James Owens, M.A.; Marion Philadelphia, M.A.; Jeff Smith, Ph.D.; Robyn Walker, Ph.D.; Steven Weinberg, M.A.

Lecturer: Martha Townsend, M.A.

*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: Thomas J. O'Malia, M.B.A.


Orfalea Director's Chair in Entrepreneurship: Thomas J. O'Malia, M.B.A.

Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Kathleen R. Allen, Ph.D.*; William H. Crookston, Ph.D.*; Thomas J. O'Malia, M.B.A.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Patrick Henry, M.B.A.*; Mark Lieberman, Ph.D.; Steve Mednick, M.B.A.*; Gene Miller, J.D., M.B.A.; Helena Yli-Renko, S.C.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Research Centers and Institutes

Advanced Technologies in Information Systems Program
Accounting 208
(213) 740-4856
FAX: (213) 747-2815

Director: Daniel O'Leary, Ph.D.

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

Director: Edward Lawler, Ph.D.

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Research Annex, 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: Lawrence E. Harris, Ph.D.

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

Director: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.

Institute of Technology Management (CTM)
444 S. Flower Street, Suite 1000
Citigroup Center
(213) 740-0980
FAX: (213) 740-1602

Executive Director: Morley Winograd, B.A.

Leadership Institute
Bridge Hall 308A
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 747-3582

Director: Thomas Cummings, Ph.D.

SEC and Financial Reporting Institute
Accounting 117
(213) 740-4855
FAX: (213) 747-2815

Director: William Holder, D.B.A.

Sports Business Institute
Citigroup Center
444 S. Flower St., Suite 1000
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 740-3582

Executive Director: David Carter, M.B.A.

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