University of Southern California

Robert Bridges Earns Sample Award
The Marshall professor is honored by the USC Parents Association
November 22, 2011 • by News at Marshall

Robert Bridges, assistant professor of clinical finance and business economics at USC Marshall, was honored with the 2011 Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award during Trojan Family Weekend. The award, given by the USC Parents Association and the Office for Parent Programs and presented to Professor Bridges by USC President C. L. Max Nikias, recognizes three outstanding faculty members each year.

“I received the Sample Award as a result of nominations by a few students whom I've had the pleasure of teaching over the course of several years,” Bridges said. “Their accomplishments are the real reward, and I can't help but think that what they believe I may have done for them was really much less.”

Bridges’ area of academic specialization is economic feasibility analysis for real estate projects. As a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects, he brings practical expertise to the classroom. The former managing co-director of the Ross Program in Real Estate at the Lusk Center for Real Estate at USC and the co-founder of the USC BOMA of Greater Los Angeles Scholarship Program, Bridges has been teaching at USC since 1997.

“This award is very important to me personally,” Bridges said. “I have great admiration for Steven Sample and his exceptional leadership over the long period he led the University, and it is truly an honor to be associated with an award carrying his name.

“I also believe the Parents Association plays a key role in the leadership of USC,” Bridges added. “As a parent of a college student, I know the importance of being assured that the teaching mission of the school is held in high regard."

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