University of Southern California

Two Marshall Professors Named to 'A-List'
Warren Bennis and Edward Lawler among top 30 business educators in U.S. academia
December 19, 2011 • by News at Marshall

USC Marshall professors Warren Bennis and Edward Lawler were both named to the 2011 A-List of Management Academics, an honorary list featuring some of the most accomplished and distinguished professors in U.S. academia.

Published in November 2011, the A-List of Management Academics recognizes academic thought leaders who are chosen as honorees for "exemplary career achievements, widespread recognition by peers, and passionate dedication to their field of expertise as well as overall public interest… gauged by a high estimated web search volume for the individual’s name on Google." The list is compiled by Business Educators, a corporate training program.

In addition, list honorees must demonstrate active participation in their field of specialty by having had books or relevant articles published within the last three years.

"Because the honor is partially based on name recognition, it signifies that the academics on the list are being sought out for their critical work in the field of management," said Lawler, director of Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at Marshall. "Some of us like to be known not just by other academics, but by practitioners and managers struggling with management issues."

Professor Ed Lawler

Lawler has frequently been honored as a top contributor to the fields of organizational development, human resources management, organizational behavior and compensation. He is the author of more than 350 articles and 43 books. His most recent books include Achieving Excellence in HR Management: An Assessment of Human Resource Organizations (2009), Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice (2011), and Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness (2011).

Bennis, a Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and a professor of management and organization at USC Marshall, is one of the world's leading experts on leadership. He has written more than two dozen books and many articles on leadership, change and creative collaboration. His best selling book On Becoming A Leader, republished in 2009 on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, has been named one of the 100 best business books of all time. His latest and the 30th book, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership was published in 2010.

"I expected Warren to be on this list," Lawler said. "He has a rich history of studying management and writing about it."

"My inclusion on the list," Lawler continued, "is due to the support I have received from USC and the Marshall school over the years. It has enabled me to run CEO and do my research. I truly appreciate their piece of this."

About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.