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For more than 75 years, the Marshall School of Business has expanded the knowledge base of society and created new models for learning and teaching. The school’s location in Los Angeles, the heart of one of the world’s greatest business centers and an area world-famous for innovation and growth, provides students the opportunity to work closely with the business community and to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real business world.

The school has evolved a useful working relationship with the business and industrial leaders of Southern California and the Pacific Rim. Instruction by faculty is supplemented by visits from top executives from California and around the world. Because many class projects are based on real-world problems, students are required to visit industrial and business firms for observation and examination up close and personal. Many of the faculty take part in business activities, both as members and officers of professional organizations and as consultants to business.

Curricular programs and research commitments of the school are subject to constant review in an effort to keep abreast of the values, motivations, goals and needs of businesses and of students who are destined to become leaders of private enterprise in an age of rapid change.

The curricula are increasingly oriented to the integration of knowledge, current issues and practical problem solving. Courses are offered in innovative formats which include international study, integrated programs, simulated environments and field studies.

The school’s learning methods are supported in every way possible by faculty and student research, computing centers, management and behavioral laboratories, a learning services center and individual student career counseling.

The Elaine and Kenneth Leventhal
School of Accounting
Accounting 101
(213) 740-4838
FAX: (213) 747-2815
Email: graduate students, levgrad@sba.usc.edu; undergraduate students, levugrad@sba.usc.edu


Randolph W. Westerfield, Ph.D., Dean

Stuart A. Gabriel, Ph.D., Deputy Dean of Academic Programs

Bert M. Steece, Ph.D., Deputy Dean of Faculty and Director, Doctoral Program

Karen Arden, M.B.A., Associate Dean, Executive Development

Margaret P. Dufford, M.B.A., Senior Associate Dean, Administration

Michael L. Duffy, J.D., M.B.A., Vice Dean, Master’s Degree Programs

John J. Dittrick, Jr., Ph.D., Vice Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Accounting Programs, Marshall School of Business; Dean, Leventhal School of Accounting

J. Douglas Andrews, Ph.D., Assistant Dean

Judith Blumenthal, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director, Executive M.B.A. and M.B.A.-P.M. Programs

Susan Hunt, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Director, Registration and Advisement

Kazi A. Mamun, M.A., Director, Undergraduate Student Affairs

Nahid Razavi, M.S., Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Eric J. Gai, Ph.D., Director, Business Link


Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accounting: Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Accounting Circle Professorship in Accounting: Thomas W. Lin, Ph.D., C.M.A.

Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Professorship in Accounting: Theodore J. Mock, Ph.D.

Ernst & Young Professorship in Accounting: William W. Holder, D.B.A., C.P.A.

KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation Professorship in Accounting: S. Mark Young, Ph.D.*

Price Waterhouse Professor of Auditing: Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, Ph.D., C.P.A.

USC Accounting Associates Professorship: Jerry L. Arnold, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Professors: Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D., C.P.A.; E. John Larsen, D.B.A., C.P.A.; Daniel E. O’Leary, Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.S.A.; Charles W. Swenson, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Associate Professors: John J. Barcal, J.D., C.P.A.; Sarah E. Bonner, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Mark L. DeFond, Ph.D., C.P.A.; James G. Manegold, Ph.D.; Robert H. Trezevant, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Mandira R. Sankar, Ph.D.; K.R. Subramanyam, Ph.D.; Wim Van der Stede, Ph.D.; Mark Vargus, Ph.D.; Shiing-Wu Wang, Ph.D.

Professors of Clinical Accounting: Michael L. Duffy, J.D., M.B.A.; Merle Hopkins, Ph.D.; Cecil W. Jackson, B.Com.; Leslie R. Porter, Ph.D.; Robert S. Roussey, B.S., C.P.A.

Associate Professors of Clinical Accounting: Ruben A. Davila, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Chrislynn Freed, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Glenn Freed, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Robert Scharlach, B.S., C.P.A.; Kendall Simmonds, M.B.A., C.P.A.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Accounting: Solomon Darwin, M.B.A.; Alan B. Grass, J.D.; Robert Kiddoo, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Rose M. Layton, M.Acc., C.P.A.; Elaine Price, M.B.T., C.P.A.

Executive-in-Residence: Keith W. Renken, M.S., C.P.A.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Business Communication
Accounting 400
(213) 740-0627
FAX: (213) 740-9428
Email: dandrews@sba2.usc.edu

Chair: J. Douglas Andrews, Ph.D.


Professor of Clinical Business Communication: J. Douglas Andrews, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Business Communication: James Gosline, M.A.; Laree Kiely, Ph.D.*; Shirley C. Maxey, M.A.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Business Communication: Ellen-Linnea Dipprey, M.A.; Paul Frommer, Ph.D.; Thomas Helscher, Ph.D.; Anne Hill, M.A.; David Logan, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Entrepreneur Program
Bridge Hall 1
(213) 740-0641
FAX: (213) 740-2976
Email: entrepreneur@sba.usc.edu

Director: Thomas J. O’Malia, M.B.A.*


Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Entrepreneurship: William B. Gartner, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Thomas J. O’Malia, M.B.A.*

Associate Professors of Clinical Entrepreneurship: Kathleen R. Allen, Ph.D.; William H. Crookston, Ph.D.; Ann G. Ehringer, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professors: Gene Miller, J.D.; Debra S. Esparza, M.B.A.

Finance and Business Economics
Hoffman Hall 701
(213) 740-6515
FAX: (213) 740-6650
Email: fbe@usc.edu

Chair: Anthony M. Marino, Ph.D.


Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration: Randolph W. Westerfield, Ph.D.

Charles E. Cook/Community Bank Chair in Banking: Harry DeAngelo, Ph.D.

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

Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise: Timothy Campbell, Ph.D.

Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professorship in Banking and Finance: Alan C. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Professors: Warren G. Bennis, Ph.D.; Stuart Gabriel, Ph.D.*; Thomas Gilligan, Ph.D.; Lawrence Harris, Ph.D.; Ananth Madhavan, Ph.D.; Anthony M. Marino, Ph.D.; Kevin Murphy, Ph.D.; James McN. Stancill, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Guilford C. Babcock, Ph.D.; David Dale-Johnson, Ph.D.; J. Kimball Dietrich, Ph.D.; Dennis W. Draper, Ph.D.; Richard V. Eastin, Ph.D.*; Ayse Imrohoroglu, Ph.D.; Selahattin Imrohoroglu, Ph.D.; Douglas H. Joines, Ph.D.; John Matsusaka, Ph.D.; Aris Protopapadakis, Ph.D.; Mark I. Weinstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Mark Carhart, Ph.D.; Giorgio De Santis, Ph.D.*; Bruno Gerard, Ph.D.; Krishna Kumar, Ph.D.; Hans Mikkelsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Kevin Chang, Ph.D.; Henry R. Cheeseman, J.D.*; John J. Dittrick, Jr., Ph.D.; Dagmar V. Halamka, J.D.*; Richard Honn, J.D.; Suh-Pyng Ku, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics: Baizhu Chen, Ph.D.; James Miller, J.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Real Estate: Rocky Tarantello, D.B.A.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Information and Operations Management
Bridge Hall 401
(213) 740-0172
Fax: (213) 740-7313
Email: dtaylor@sba.usc.edu

Chair: John E. Rolph, Ph.D.


E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration: Jack R. Borsting, Ph.D.

Justin Dart Professorship in Operations Management: Richard B. Chase, Ph.D.

Professors: Ralph Keeney, Ph.D.; K. Ravi Kumar, Ph.D.*; Ann Majchrzak, Ph.D.; John E. Rolph, Ph.D.; Bert M. Steece, Ph.D.* (Dean of Faculty)

Associate Professors: Wallace R. Blischke, Ph.D.; Delores A. Conway, Ph.D.; Omar L. El Sawy, Ph.D.; Richard D. McBride, Ph.D.; S. Rajagopalan, Ph.D.; Jonathan S. Yormark, Ph.D. (Director of Information Resources)

Assistant Professors: Sulin Ba, Ph.D.; Ramnath Chellappa, Ph.D.; Sriram Dasu, Ph.D.; Mendel Fygenson, Ph.D.*; Alexander Hars, Ph.D.; Eddie Ip, Ph.D.; Constantin Vaitsos, Ph.D.; Alex Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Information and Operations Management: Tom Housel, Ph.D.; David O’Donnell, M.S.; Robert Schmidt, Ph.D.; Douglas Shook, Ph.D.*

Research Associate Professor of Information and Operations Management: Walter Scacchi, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Management and Organization
Bridge Hall 306
(213) 740-0728
FAX: 740-3582
Email: stegenga@bus.usc.edu

Chair: Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.


Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy: Ian Mitroff, Ph.D.

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

Research Professors: Richard Drobnick, Ph.D.; Edward E. Lawler, Ph.D.

Professors: Paul Adler, Ph.D.; Philip Birnbaum-More, Ph.D.; Robert E. Coffey, Ph.D.; Jay Conger, Ph.D.; Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.; Michael J. Driver, Ph.D.; Larry E. Greiner, D.B.A.; Ann Majchrzak, Ph.D.; Morgan McCall, Ph.D.; Kathleen Reardon, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: Arvind Bhambri, D.B.A.; Julia Liebeskind, Ph.D.; Alan L. Patz, Ph.D.; Nandini Rajagopalan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Nicholas S. Argyres, Ph.D.; Nancy Kurland, Ph.D.; Joan Mahoney, Ph.D.; Lisa Pelled, Ph.D.; Gretchen Spreitzer, Ph.D.; Katherine Xin, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Management and Organization: Robert B. Turrill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization: Sam Hariharan, Ph.D.*

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Katharine Harrington, Ph.D.; Kenneth Hill, Ph.D.; Thomas Olson, Ph.D.; Carl Voigt, M.B.A.

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Effective Organizations: David Finegold, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Accounting 301
(213) 740-5033
FAX: (213) 740-7828
Email: rstreitz@sba2.usc.edu

Chair: David W. Stewart, Ph.D.


Robert E. Brooker Chair in Marketing: David W. Stewart, Ph.D.

Richard and Jarda Hurd Chair in Distribution Management: Gary L. Frazier, D.B.A.

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

Jerry and Nancy Neely Professorship in Marketing: Gerard Tellis, Ph.D.

Ernest Hahn Professorship in Marketing: Fred S. Zufryden, Ph.D.

Professors: Ben M. Enis, Ph.D.; Bernard J. Jaworski, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Shantanu Dutta, Ph.D.; Valerie Folkes, Ph.D.; Michael Kamins, Ph.D.*; Deborah J. MacInnis, Ph.D.; Naufel Vilcassim, Ph.D.; Allen Weiss, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Xavier Dreze, Ph.D.; Robert Fisher, Ph.D.; Elliot Maltz, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Marketing: Dennis Rook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Marketing: Karen Arden, M.B.A.; Diane Badame, Ph.D.; James Ellis, M.B.A.; Rex Kovacevich, M.B.A.; Edmond Lausier, M.B.A.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Emeritus Faculty

Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Management: Morris M. Mautner, B.A., LL.D.

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

Emeritus Professors: Douglas Basil, Ph.D.; James D. Calderwood, Ph.D.; William F. Crum, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Warren Erickson, Ph.D.; John E. Fleming, D.B.A.; Olaf K. Helmer; William C. Himstreet, Ed.D.; John Jaeger, Ph.D.; Morris M. Mautner; Walter B. Meigs, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Taylor W. Meloan, D.B.A.; 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.; Jack D. Steele, D.B.A.; Kenneth L. Trefftzs, Ph.D.

Emeritus Associate Professor: Charles S.K. Jameson, D.B.A.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.





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