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    Eric Anicich

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    Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

    PhD, Columbia University; MSc, Oxford University; BA, Northwestern University

    Eric Anicich studies the forms and functions of social hierarchy within groups. His research draws from and contributes to knowledge on leadership, teams, and social cognition. Professor Anicich's research has been published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science, and Perspectives on Psychological Science. Additionally, accounts of his work have appeared in numerous popular media and business outlets including Forbes, The Economist, CNN, New York Times, TIME, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Scientific American, Inc. Magazine, and Times Higher Education (UK).

    Arif Ansari

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    Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

    PhD, MS, University of Southern California; MTech, IIT- Madras; BEng, Anna University

    Arif Ansari is an expert in the area of data mining, business intelligence, data warehousing, and intelligent systems and technologies, a field in which he has fifteen years of research experience. He has published in IEEE Transactions on Systems and Man and Cybernetics. Professor Ansari received Marshall's Golden Apple Award in 2006.

    Gil Appel

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    Assistant Professor of Marketing

    PhD, Ben-Gurion University; MBA, Tel-Aviv University

    Gil Appel joined the USC Marshall Marketing Department in 2016. His research focuses on the emerging digital world and in particular understanding growth and retention dynamics in digital markets as well as uncovering consumer behavior from digital data, turning "big data" into smart information. He collaborates with a range of firms from eBay to app developers, gaming companies, and others, to show how digital goods may grow fundamentally differently than classic physical products and to highlight the need to re-examine the fundamentals of new product marketing in the new consumer environment. He teaches Internet Marketing in the Marshall undergraduate program.

    Jolanta Aritz

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    Professor of Clinical Business Communication

    PhD, University of Southern California; MA, University of Illinois - Chicago; BA, Vilnius University

    Jolanta Aritz specializes in intercultural business communication, small-group decision-making, and leadership communication. Professor Aritz is co-author (with Robyn Walker) of the book Leadership Talk: A Discourse Approach to Leader Emergence and co-editor of the Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication book which received the 2012 Distinguished Publication on Business Communication award from the Association of Business Communication. She received awards from the USC Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching (2008), the USC Mellon Mentoring Grant (2006), the USC Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Initiative (2007), CIBER International Research Fund (2010), and the C.R. Anderson Research Foundation for Innovative Research in Business Communication (2011). Professor Aritz is a former Fulbright scholar and serves on the USC Advisory Committee on National and International Graduate Fellowships.

    Cesar Armendariz

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    Adjunct Professor of Clinical Business Communication

    B.S., University of Southern California / M.S., EML, University of Southern California

    Cesar Armendariz specializes in strategic communication, leadership and team-building. He has a diverse professional background, having served in the private, public and non-profit sectors, both here in the U.S. and in Mexico. Cesar is currently the Community Integration Executive at Adventist Health White Memorial in Los Angeles, where he oversees the Population Health strategies of the hospital, serves as the public information officer, and fosters strategic collaborations with key community stakeholders and partners. He is bilingual (Spanish), bicultural (Latin American protocol),
    and enjoys traveling and spending his free time with his two collegiate children, Zaira and Aramis.

    Jerry Arnold

    Professor Emeritus of Accounting

    PhD, University of Michigan; MA, BS, University of Missouri

    Jerry Arnold's research focuses on SEC disclosure and accounting standard-setting. He has published articles in numerous journals including Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Accountancy, Research in Accounting Regulation, The Corporation Law Review, Management Accounting, Journal of Commercial Bank Lending, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. Professor Arnold has served as managing editor of Accounting Horizons, as a member of AICPA Committee on SEC Regulations, and was founding director of the SEC and Financial Reporting Institute. He has consulted for numerous companies from start-ups to multinational corporations on SEC compliance and capital formation.

    Greg Autry

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    Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship On leave for the spring 2017 semester

    PhD, MBA, University of California, Irvine

    Greg Autry researches the influence of government in the emergence of new industries. His context is the New Space business: startups commercializing spaceflight. Dr. Autry served on the NASA Agency Review Team and as White House Liaison at NASA. He serves on the editorial board of the New Space Journal. His insights on entrepreneurship and space frequently appear in major international news outlets. Dr. Autry been a serial entrepreneur in video games, computer services, Internet content, enterprise applications, health care IT and material upcycling. Prior to joining the Greif Center, Dr. Autry taught entrepreneurship, strategy and economics at UC Irvine. 

    John Ayoob

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    Adjunct Professor of Finance and Business Economics

    BS and MBA, University of Southern California

    John Ayoob is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Business Economics in the Marshall School at the University of Southern California. He is a 37 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry in Southern California, currently as Executive Vice President at CBRE. John specializes in consulting on the development, leasing, and sale of institutional office, R&D, and mixed-use properties in greater Los Angeles.

    Guilford Babcock

    Professor Emeritus of Finance and Business Economics