University of Southern California

Andrea Belz
Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, California Institute of Technology; MBA, Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business; BS, University of Maryland at College Park


Andrea Belz is an expert in transforming innovation into profit. Dr. Belz serves on the board of Caltech spinoff Ondax and has accelerated spinup efforts at some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Occidental Petroleum, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, and UCLA. The author of “The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Product Development,” Dr. Belz works closely with university spinoffs, venture funds, and private equity groups. Dr. Belz’s interviews on the role of innovation in the economy have been quoted by top media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the LA Business Journal, NBC, and CNN.


Assesment of Planetary Protection and Contamination Control Technologies for Future Planetary Science Missions 2012
Board Issues You Can't Ignore 2011
Models for Technology Transfer in the Aerospace Industry 2011
The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Product Development 2010
Innovation When Cash is Tight 2010
Challenges in Technology Infusion: Adapting Best Practices from the Private Sector, 2010
Applications of Electrostatic Spray Techniques to Surface Cleaning 2009
Overview of High Priority Technologies for Solar System Exploration 2007
Overview of NASA's 2006 SSE Strategic Roadmap 2007
Planetary Protection and Contamination Control Technologies for Future Space Science Missions 2005
Multiple Scattering Calculations of Bonding and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Manganese Oxides 2003
Breathing Metals as a Way of Life: Geobiology in Action 2002
Environmental Controls of Biological Manganese Oxidation 2002
Microanalysis of Biologically Transformed Manganese Oxides 2002
Amino Acid Racemization on Mars 2001
Temperature Dependence of ^3He Polarization in Aluminum Storage Cells 1997