PhD, MS, BS, University of Wisconsin; MBA, University of Minnesota
Diane Badame specializes in the fields of marketing management, customer satisfaction and new product development. She currently serves as the Academic and Program Director of the Master of Science in Marketing Program. Professor Badame received Marshall's Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2010 and 2018. Before joining Marshall, she held senior management positions with major consumer packaged goods and financial services companies. Professor Badame also consults with business organizations in the areas of marketing strategy, new product developments and customer satisfaction.
Adjunct Professor Paul Bader was formerly a partner in the New York office of EY. He had several roles at EY over the course of his career including Partner in Charge of the NY International Tax Practice, Managing Partner of the NY Tax Practice, Managing Partner of Metro NY area, Vice Chair of the Americas M&A practice, Americas Private Equity practice and the Americas Director of Strategy. Adjunct Professor Bader spent the last seven years of his EY career consulting with digital media companies on their global operations. He served on the boards of Carnegie Hall, Citizens Budget Commission and American Red Cross. Adjunct Professor Bader retired from EY at the end of 2016 and now resides in Santa Monica.
JD, Stanford University; BS, DePaul University
Jack Barcal is an expert in taxation, estate planning, probate, trusts, estates and wills, and tax law. He has published in The Journal of Taxation and Estate Planning among other journals. Professor Barcal is a past recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award at the Leventhal School of Accounting. He has served as chairman of Death & Gift Tax Section and the Inheritance Tax Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and has consulted for a variety of entities, families and individuals, including acting as special tax, estate & trust counsel for a trustee of a multi-billion dollar trust/estate.
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; BA, BS, The Hebrew University
Yehuda Bassok's research interests include supply chain management, design and analysis of purchasing contracts, management of centralized and decentralized inventory systems, and bargaining within supply chains. His research has been published in many top journals, including Management Science and Operations Research. Prior to joining USC, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University and a visiting professor at the University of Washington. Professor Bassok served as chief system analyst of SES, a company that specialized in developing real time data collection and scheduling systems. Professor Bassok has received several teaching awards, including Marshall's Golden Apple Award in 2003.
PhD, Economics, University of California, Riverside
Reza Bavafa has twenty five years of consulting and management experience. For six years he led a strategic management team at AT&T developing financial models and solutions for advanced data communications services. He then joined IBM where, as a program executive, he consulted and led outsourcing accounts involving large teams spread across three continents. His experience spans multiple industries--telecom, health, aerospace, auto, media and entertainment-- and Fortune 500 companies including Providence Health, Kaiser, Boeing, Nissan North America and The Walt Disney Company. For three years he also led the executive leadership program for IBM North America on competitive positioning and effective management of global accounts.
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.
PhD, MAS, BS, University of Illinois
Professor Beatty's scholarship spans accounting, finance, and management, with articles published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. He has won or been nominated for teaching awards at USC Marshall School of Business, Southern Methodist University, the University of Chicago, the Wharton School, and the University of Illinois. In 1994, Business Week selected him as one of twelve Masters of the Classroom. Beatty has consulted for a variety of organizations providing expert witness testimony on bankruptcy prediction, valuation, and financial accounting issues. Beatty serves on the Advisory Board for the USC Caruso Catholic Center and the City of Hope Board. He is also the Chair of the City of Hope Medical Center Board.
BA, University of Southern California; JD University of Pennsylvania
David Belasco is an accomplished entrepreneur, educator, and attorney. During his career, he:
• Started, built, and sold companies in environmental clean-up and manufacturing;
• Created Taking the Leap, a popular course featuring discussions with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and creative talent;
• Received multiple Golden Apple Teaching Awards, the Peer Achievement Award for Faculty, USC-Mellon Mentoring Award, Dean's Service Award, and Greif Center Lead Blocker Award; and
• Began as a lawyer at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.
Dave is a graduate of USC and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as editor of The Law Review.