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    David Belasco

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    Executive Director, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies; Co-Founder, USC Performance Science Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

    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.

    Nimfa Bemis

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    Assistant Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

    Warren Bennis

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    University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration & Professor of Management and Organization (Deceased)

    PhD, MIT; BA, Antioch College

    Warren Bennis is one of the world's leading experts on leadership. A lecturer, consultant, and writer, Professor Bennis has been an advisor to four U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic On Becoming a Leader. He chairs the advisory board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University Kennedy's School of Government. Professor Bennis is a former Distinguished Research Fellow at Harvard Business School, former president of the University of Cincinnati, as well as the former Provost and Executive Vice-President of SUNY-Buffalo.

    Arvind Bhambri

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    Associate Professor of Management and Organization

    DBA, Harvard University; MM, Indian Institute of Management; BTech, Maharaja Sayajirao University

    Arvind Bhambri specializes in strategic change, competitive strategy, global business development, and leadership. He has twice received the Golden Apple Award for MBA instruction. In a 2008 special report on executive MBA programs by the Wall Street Journal, Professor Bhambri was profiled as one of fourteen best EMBA professors worldwide. In 2009, he received the Evan C. Thompson Award for Learning and Teaching Innovation. Professor Bhambri has served on on the faculty of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, Bocconi University, University of Hawaii's Advanced Management Program, and the Owner Managed Business Institute in Boston.

    Nikhil Bhatia

    Adjunct Professor of Finance and Business Economics

    Jacob Bien

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    Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

    PhD, Statistics, Stanford (advisor: Robert Tibshirani); BS, Physics, Stanford

    Jacob Bien's research focuses on statistical machine learning and in particular the development of novel methods that balance flexibility and interpretability for analyzing complex data. He combines ideas from convex optimization and statistics to develop methods that are of direct use to scientists and others with large datasets. His work has been supported by an NSF CAREER award, a three-year NSF grant on high-dimensional covariance estimation, an NIH R01 grant on methods for multi-view data, and a grant from the Simons Foundation on developing new statistical methodology for oceanography. He serves as an associate editor of Biometrika and the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and he was previously an associate editor for Biostatistics. Before joining USC, he was an assistant professor at Cornell.

    Lindsey Bier

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    Assistant Professor of Clinical Business Communication
    Lindsey Bier teaches business communication strategy courses and leads the international commerce program to Japan. Specializing in public diplomacy and country reputation, she focuses her research on corporate diplomacy, citizen diplomacy networks, and international empirical analysis. Before joining USC, Bier taught public relations, mass media, organizational communication, and oral presentation courses in Tennessee; she developed an online intercultural communication course and served as a faculty mentor. Her professional experiences encompass reputation management, media relations, visual communication, and consulting in international/intercultural strategy and training. Bier has traveled to 30+ countries for professional and humanitarian purposes, including fellowships in Korea and Vietnam.

    Philip Birnbaum More

    Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization

    PhD, University of Washington; BA, UC-Berkeley

    Phil Birnbaum-More specializes in competitive strategy formulation and implementation, especially in high technology firms in global markets. He has published three books on R&D management and organization design and more than 100 articles in scholarly and practitioner journals. He served as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management and on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and the Journal of High Technology Management. Business Week twice named Professor Birnbaum-More as one of the top faculty members at Marshall. Before joining USC, he was on the faculty at Indiana University.

    Judith Blumenthal

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    Professor Emeritus of Clinical Management and Organization and Marketing

    PhD, MBA, University of Southern California; BA, Hunter College of the City University of New York

    Judith Blumenthal is an expert in strategic management; organizational design and implementation; corporate governance; and retailing. Her research has been published in the Journal of Management Inquiry, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Performance Improvement Quarterly, and Human Resources Management, among others. In addition to her responsibilities at USC, she has served on Boards of Directors of several organizations, both public company and not-for-profit, including Guess?, Inc., the California Council on Economic Education and the Advisory Board of USC Radio (KUSC). From 1996 to 2000, she served as Associate Dean of the Marshall School of Business, and from 2000 to 2006, as USC's Chief Alumni Officer and Executive Director of the USC Alumni Association.

    James Bogle

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    Director, Master of Business for Veterans program, and Adjunct Professor of Management and Organization

    MBV, MA, University of Southern California; BA, Arizona State University

    James Bogle joined Marshal in 2013 with a background in leadership, public policy and international affairs following 25 years of service in the U.S. Army. James commanded two artillery units and led troops in combat in Iraq. Later, he served on the staff of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the Office of European and NATO Policy. He also served at the U.S. Embassy in Paris coordinating a range of conventional and special military operations with the French Joint Staff. He completed his military career as an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. James is now the Director of the Master of Business for Veterans program and an Adjunct Professor at Marshall. He holds a BA in History from Arizona State University, an MA in International Relations from USC Dornsife and a Master of Business for Veterans from the USC Marshall School of Business.