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    Maria Colman

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    Lecturer of Business Communication

    MBA, University of Southern Califorina; BA, Loyola Marymount University

    Maria Colman is the owner and founder of handmadeMaria®. The original business plan was part of her MBA at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Maria has over 30 years' experience in retail marketing, accounting management, direct sales, and education. Before joining USC, Maria taught at California State University, Los Angeles; Moorpark College; and Antelope Valley College. She brings her diverse business background, enthusiasm, and tangible experience to her classes. Her upcycled products and handmade art pieces are sold at brick and mortar and online stores.

    Diane Comi

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    Adjunct Professor of Accounting

    LL.M., Boston University; J.D., Southwestern University School of Law; B.S., University of Southern California

    Diane Comi began her legal career in the Tax Department of PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Los Angeles and then transferred to PwC’s Boston office to pursue an LL.M. (Taxation) at Boston University School of Law. After graduation, she worked in the Tax and Corporate Departments of Wood, Lucksinger & Epstein in Century City. Before forming her own firm in 1991, Diane practiced law at Reish & Luftman and today continues her transactional law practice representing a wide and diverse client base, in addition to serving as Of Counsel to Michels & Lew in West Los Angeles.

    Delores Conway

    Associate Professor Emeritus of Data Sciences and Operations

    PhD, MS, Stanford University; BS, University of Wisconsin

    Delores Conway is a statistician who studies real estate markets. Her research has been published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and the Journal of Econometrics. Professor Conway is director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, and in 2005-06 and 2007-08 was selected as one of 50 "Women of Influence in Real Estate" by Real Estate Southern California Magazine.

    Michael Coombs

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    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.

    William Crookston

    Professor Emeritus of Clinical Entrepreneurship

    PhD, Claremont Graduate School; MS, MBA, University of Southern California; BA, Stanford University

    Bill Crookston combines a career in sales, sales management and entrepreneurship with teaching, consulting and coaching emergent companies. His interest is in sales and sales management and social entrepreneurship. He serves on various NFP boards. Professor Crookston received Marshall's Golden Apple Award in 2004 and 2010. In 2003 he received the Community Service Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice. Professor Crookston is the former owner and president of Western Badge and Trophy Company. He has consulted for a variety of programs and continues to consult in managing and marketing at WHC Associates.

    Thomas Cummings

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    Professor of Management and Organization

    PhD, UCLA; MBA, BS, Cornell University

    Tom Cummings is a leading expert in designing high-performing organizations and strategic change. He has published more than 20 books, including Handbook of Organization Development and Organizational Development and Change, and more than 60 articles. He has served on the editorial board or as editor for 10 journals, including Academy of Management Review. He received best paper awards in 1990 and 1994, and in 2007 received a Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Human Resource Management. Professor Cumming served as President of the Academy of Management, the leading professional organization for scholars in management and organization.

    James Cunningham

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    Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

    PhD, MBA, MA, University of Chicago; BA, University of Notre Dame

    Jim Cunningham is an economist who specializes in macroeconomics and public finance, and has conducted research on taxes, interest rates, and health economics, among other topics. He teaches in the undergraduate, full-time MBA, PM.MBA, and EMBA programs. In 2010, he received Marshall's Golden Apple award for MBA instruction, and the "Par for the Course" award from the San Diego EMBA program. In addition to his extensive teaching experience, Professor Cunningham has worked as a financial analyst and consulted extensively on antitrust issues.

    Jeremy Dann

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    Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Director, Case Program

    BA, MBA, Harvard University

    Jeremy Dann has served as an innovation consultant from 2000 to the present, working with such companies as Daimler-Benz, Levi Strauss, Spalding, Lockheed Martin, Guidant and General Electric. Jeremy has collaborated closely with Harvard Business School professor and innovation authority Clayton Christensen—author of The Innovator’s Dilemma—on many research, case development and consulting projects.

    Diego Daruich

    Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics

    Tathagata Dasgupta

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    Adjunct Professor of Data Sciences
    Dr. Das Dasgupta is Chief Data Science Officer at Viacom, where he leads Business Strategy, Advanced Analytics, and Technology groups that engage in the practice of data science to lead an industry transformation that the media industry sector is going through. Prior to this role, he has held positions at Amazon, McKinsey, and EY. He has over 20 years of experience in helping organizations with their Strategy, Operations, and restructuring initiatives. He teaches Business Analytics and Logistics courses at the Marshall School, and has Dual PhD Titles in Operations Research and Management Science from Penn State University.