University of Southern California

James Ellis
Dean of the Marshall School of Business, Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair in Business Administration, and Professor of Clinical Marketing

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

MBA, Harvard University; BA, University of New Mexico


James Ellis was appointed Dean of the Marshall School of Business in 2007. Previously he served as the University's Vice Provost for Globalization, Marshall's Vice Dean for External Relations, and Marshall's Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program. As an instructor, he has been named professor of the year by many organizations, and in 2003 received Marshall's Golden Apple Award and Teaching Has No Boundaries Award. Professor Ellis continues to teach Marshall's invitation-only Freshman Leadership Colloquium each Fall. Dean Ellis serves on boards at the Capital Group and Mercury Insurance as well as a number of non-profit boards.