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Two Marshall Professors Receive Mentoring Awards
University-Wide Mellon Awards Recognize Excellence in Mentoring
May 5, 2012 • by News at Marshall

Two USC Marshall professors have received the university-wide Mellon Mentoring Award. K.R. Subramanyam won the award for faculty mentoring graduate students, and Adlai Wertman won for faculty mentoring undergraduate students. The award honors individuals who provide counsel to promote academic and professional success and help create a vital and engaged academic community in their respective schools and at USC. The awards are determined through an open nomination process from current students, faculty and staff.

Subramanyam is a KPMG Foundation Professor of Accounting and director of the Marshall Ph.D. program. He is a prolific researcher in financial accounting and serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals. In addition to the recent Mellon award, he is the recipient of several research awards. Subramanyam teaches financial statement analysis in the MBA program and has been actively involved with doctoral students, placing his students at Stanford and Columbia.

Professor Adlai Wertman

Wertman is a professor of clinical management and organization and a founding director of the Society and Business Lab. Previously he spent seven years as president and CEO of Chrysalis, the only non-profit in Los Angeles devoted solely to helping homeless people change their lives through employment. In addition to working closely with students on the connections between business and social issues, Wertman consults with not-for-profits and government groups on fundraising, strategic planning and governance, and is a frequent speaker on social responsibility, social enterprise and public/private partnerships.

Subramanyam and Wertman were honored April 23 with fellow recipients from across the university. Since 2005, the Mellon Foundation has supported USC initiatives specifically related to building a substantial culture of mentoring.


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