University of Southern California

Marion Philadelphia
Chair of the Department of Business Communication and Professor of Clinical Business Communication

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

Ed.D. USC, Rossier School of Education; M.A. University of Hamburg


Marion Philadelphia has a background in in public relations, journalism, and marketing for the entertainment industry. Before joining Marshall, she was involved in the creative development of large-scale international projects for the leisure industry. She has edited and translated many works of non-fiction, contributed to Cal Tech's Einstein Papers Project, and is a published author. Originally from Germany, she is particularly interested in intercultural business communication and has expertise in addressing the needs of international, transfer and minority students. Other areas of interest include pedagogy, instructional technology, online learning, as well as professional development for faculty.


Cardon, P. W., and Philadelphia, M. (2015) "The Role of Motivational Values in the Construction of Change Messages," Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 78 (2), 215-230.
Philadelphia, M. M. (1999) "Der Gaukler der Konige," Random House/Bertelsmann-Blanvalet.