Faculty Elective Advisors

Each department appoints one or more faculty members to serve as departmental elective advisors for the undergraduate program.

Faculty advisors serve as a resource in their area of expertise and can help students understand the department’s upper division elective courses. Faculty advisors are familiar with their department’s upper division elective offerings, including the educational goals of the courses, the content of the courses, level of rigor, course prerequisites, substitutions and waivers, and professional opportunities associated with courses and subject matter in their departments.  Faculty elective advisors are available to advise students in person or by email.

 

Lucy V. Lee

Building
ACC
Room / Office
ACC 400D
Professor of Clinical Business Communication

PhD, UCLA; MA, University of Southern California, BA, Occidental College

Lucy Lee specializes in workplace communication strategies and development of professional writing, speaking, and interpersonal communication skills. Her doctoral work at UCLA focused on organizational change in higher education and the link between service learning curricula and levels of student civic engagement. Prior to joining Marshall, Professor Lee worked as a network news editor/producer and held several positions in media and public relations at nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles and New York City. Her teaching has been recognized with the Golden Apple Award (2008) and the Evan C. Thompson Award for Teaching and Mentoring (2005).

Lloyd Levitin

Building
HOH
Room / Office
211
Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

JD, University of San Francisco; MBA, University of Pennsylvania; BS, UC-Berkeley

Lloyd Levitin is an expert in utility diversification, having been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pacific Enterprises (now Sempra Energy), a Fortune 500 diversified energy utility. He has consulted for domestic and international companies, and for the state of California. Professor Levitin was on the board of the Financial Executives Institute and President of the Los Angeles Chapter. He has testified before the California Regulatory Commission and the Senate Finance Committee. Professor Levitin's articles have appeared in Hastings Law Journal and the American Gas Association magazine

Robert Bridges

Building
HOH
Room / Office
217
Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

MRED, University of Southern California; BA, Reed College; B. Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture

Robert Bridges specializes in real estate feasibility and urban economics. As a consultant, his clients include investment and development firms, and international and domestic investors. His editorials have been published in the Wall Street Journal, and has been cited by the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio, among other outlets. Professor Bridges received USC's Steven Sample Award for Teaching and Marshall's Award for Community. He is a licensed architect who has received awards from the LA Business Council, the Ray Watt Foundation, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute and the American Institute of Architects.

Elissa Grossman

Building
JFF
Room / Office
512
Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

PhD, MBA, UCLA; MS, London School of Economics; BA, Harvard University

Elissa's research concerns social networks in new venturing – encompassing traditional network development for startup resource acquisition and, more recently, crowd-funding. Her work has been published in journals including Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Before joining USC, Elissa was on the faculties of Loyola Marymount University and Baruch College. Elissa has received national and university awards for excellence in both research and teaching. Early in her career, Professor Grossman worked in brand and marketing management for companies including Procter & Gamble, Sun Microsystems, and LiveCapital (a start-up acquired by Dun & Bradstreet).

Ann Majchrzak

Building
BRI
Room / Office
401C
Professor of Data Sciences and Operations & USC Associates Chair in Business Administration

PhD, MA, UCLA; BA, Pitzer College

Ann Majchrzak is the USC Associates Chaired Professor of Business Administration for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She is in the Department of Data Sciences and Operations at Marshall where she teaches digital innovation. She holds concurrent appointments as a visiting professor at Esade Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, and at LUISS, Rome School of Business and Management in the areas of Innovation and Organization. She is also an external expert for the Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management at the London School of Economics.

Murat Bayiz

Building
BRI
Room / Office
307D
Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, UCLA; MS, BS, Bilkent University

Murat Bayiz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations at Marshall School of Business. He has two decades of combined management consulting and academic experience and specializes in operations strategy, project and supply chain management.

Murat teaches courses in supply chain management, project management, and operations management, operations consulting at Marshall School’s undergraduate, MS in GSCM, and MBA programs. In recent years he received two Golden Apple awards for teaching excellence and the Evan Thompson award for teaching and learning innovation.

Prior to joining USC, Murat was a management consultant and senior researcher at PRTM Management Consultants (later acquired by PwC) and consulted with high tech companies on supply chain strategy projects. While he was at PRTM, he earned the prestigious Move the Needle award given to consultants for projects with the most significant client impacts. Previously, he was a consultant at Kiran Analytics and developed optimization and simulation models for Fortune 500 companies.

Murat earned his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He received his Bachelor of Science (graduated as valedictorian) and his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University. Murat completed the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program by APICS.

Christine El Haddad

Building
HOH
Room / Office
421
Assistant Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

PhD, University of Southern California; MBA, BBA, American University of Beirut

Christine El-Haddad specializes in business, corporate and global strategy and has taught courses in strategy in Marshall’s undergraduate, MBA, and MS in Social Entrepreneurship programs. She has received the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching twice alongside multiple other teaching awards and media mentions. Dr. El-Haddad has substantial experience in designing educational programs and conferences. She has developed executive education programs for the USC Office of Continuing Education. She has also organized and delivered two highly successful day-long Marshall conferences featuring nationally renowned speakers. As a management consultant and strategist, she has advised businesses in various industries and leading nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity.

Michael Coombs

Building
HOH
Room / Office
426
Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

PhD, University of Southern California; MPA, BA, BS, Brigham Young University

Michael Coombs specializes in strategic management, individual and organizational development, globalization, and negotiation. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Man of America and of the U.S. Navy Achievement Medal. He has consulted for a variety of organizations, including ARCO Transportation Company and The Aerospace Corporation.

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Milli Penner

Assistant Dean, Leventhal School of Accounting, . Undergraduate

Lars Perner

Building
HOH
Room / Office
603
Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing

PhD, University of Southern California; MBA, BA, California Polytechnic State University

Lars Perner's research interests focus in non-profit marketing, sponsored fundraising, consumer behavior, consumer price response, branding, and bargain hunting. His work has been published in the Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Consumer Affairs, and Journal of Consumer Psychology. He currently serves as a faculty coordinator for the Department of Marketing's undergraduate introductory marketing course sections, which serve approximately 1,600 students every academic year.