University of Southern California

Remembering Sidney Harman
April 21, 2011 • by News at Marshall

In 2008, Harman was named the first Judge Widney Professor of Business. This university-wide appointment allowed Harman to lecture at several USC schools, including Marshall, where his great sense of humor, sharp curiosity and incredible intellect made him a treasured colleague. He was named 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and served as Marshall’s MBA commencement speaker the same year.

USC president C. L. Max Nikias captured Harman’s enduring legacy at the university: “As the founding chairman of USC’s Academy for Polymathic Study, he was so passionate about helping our students develop expertise that integrates the very best of several disciplines. His illustrious career - as well as the breadth of his knowledge and the scope of his intellect - will continue to inspire the USC community for generations to come.”

In 2008, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Professor Bill Crookston conducted a special interview with this remarkable man. View the interview in its entirety at

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