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Faculty & Staff

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab Staff

Brittingham Faculty and Staff

Adlai Wertman

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BRI
Room / Office
105C
David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Founding Director, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab

MBA, University of Pennsylvania; BA, SUNY at Stony Brook

Adlai Wertman is the David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School. He is the founding Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, as well as the Academic Director of the Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship and the Warren Bennis Scholars programs. Before USC, Adlai spent seven years as CEO of Chrysalis — an LA social enterprise devoted to helping homeless through employment. Prior to Chrysalis, Adlai spent 18 years as an investment banker. He earned his BA in economics from SUNY Stony Brook and his MBA in finance from The Wharton School.

Abby Fifer Mandell

Administrative Director, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab

Jill Kickul

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JFF
Room / Office
513
Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Research Director, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Jill was formerly at NYU’s Stern School of Business as Director of Social Entrepreneurship and the Chair for the 30-course MBA specialization in social Innovation and Impact. She is the Founding Director of the Annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, the largest academic conference in the field. She has published more than 100 articles in leading entrepreneurship and management journals and her bestselling book, Understanding Social Entrepreneurship has been adopted in over 80 universities. Jill is the Editor of the Social Entrepreneurship Journal and her work on entrepreneurship education has been nationally recognized by Fortune as a Top 10 Innovative Program.

Michelle Chow

Program Administrator

Janette Lee

Career Services Advisor

Robin Williamson

Administrative Assistant

Associated Faculty

Paul Adler

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HOH
Room / Office
516
Harold Quinton Chair of Business Policy, Professor of Management and Organization, Sociology, and Environmental Studies

PhD, University of Picardie; DEA, EHESS

Paul S. Adler is Professor of Management and Organization, of Sociology, and of Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California. He holds the Marshall Business School's Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy. He began his education in Australia and moved to France in 1974, where he received his doctorate in Economics and Management while working as a Research Economist for the French government. He came to the USA in 1981, and before arriving at USC in 1991, he was affiliated with the Brookings Institution, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and Stanford's School of Engineering.

Christopher Bresnahan

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HOH
Room / Office
417
Assistant Professor of Clinical of Management and Organization
Dr. Christopher Bresnahan is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Management and Organization department at the Marshall School of Business. Dr. Bresnahan teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level. His courses focus on organizational behavior, leadership, and understanding individual differences. His research interests focus on individual differences in the workplace.

Duke Bristow

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HOH
Room / Office
232
Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

PhD, UCLA; MBA, Indiana University; BS, Purdue University

Duke Bristow is an expert on corporate finance and corporate governance, particularly in the areas of private equity and director education. He has published papers in economics, engineering, and law journals, and has advised Corporate Board Member magazine and other publications on matters involving corporate governance and director education since 1998. His research and teaching has received support from the National Institutes of Health, the NASDAQ, the four largest international audit firms, and a dozen national law firms. Professor Bristow is a director of Landec Corporation (Nasdaq: LNDC) and is the Faculty Director of the USC Corporate Governance Summit.

Christine El Haddad

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HOH
Room / Office
421
Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

PhD, University of Southern California

Dr. El Haddad specializes in business, corporate and global strategy and has taught these topics in Marshall’s MBA and undergraduate programs. She has received the Douglas Basil Award for Junior Faculty and is a three-time winner of Marshall’s Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. Her research interests lie in social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. As a management consultant, she has advised various businesses and leading nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity.

Omar El Sawy

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BRI
Room / Office
401L
Kenneth King Stonier Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, Stanford University; MBA, American University in Cairo; BS, Cairo University

Omar El Sawy's expertise is in digital business strategy in dynamic environments and business models for digital platforms. He served as Director of Research for Marshall's Institute for Communications Technology Management from 2001-2007. He is the author of over 100 papers and a seven-time winner of the Society for Information Management's Annual Academic Paper Award - most recently in 2015. He is currently Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and on several editorial boards. He teaches in the MBA program and received the Marshall School's Evan C. Thompson Award for Teaching and Learning Innovation in 2012. He served as advisor to the United Nations Development Programme in Egypt, and as a Fulbright scholar in Finland. In 2008, he was inducted as the 45th Fellow of the Association of Information Systems for his research contributions.

Katharine Harrington

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TGF
Room / Office
200
Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

Ph.D., University of Southern California; MBA, Pepperdine University; B.S. Business Administration, Redlands University

Katharine Harrington is Professor of Clinical Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. She came to USC in 1992 after a career in consumer and mortgage banking. Her scholarly interests include organizational ethics, social entrepreneurship and crisis management. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Katharine currently serves as USC’s chief enrollment officer.

Jessica Jackley

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JFF
Room / Office
506
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

MBA, Stanford University; BA, Bucknell University

An entrepreneur and investor, Jessica’s work has focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy, and social justice. She is best known as a cofounder of Kiva, the world's first p2p microlending website. Kiva lets internet users lend as little as $25 to individual entrepreneurs, providing affordable capital to start or expand a small business. Since its founding in October 2005 Kiva has facilitated over $1B in loans worldwide. Jessica teaches Social Entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business. She’s also an independent consultant on social impact initiatives, and an investor and advisor with the Collaborative Fund and SparkLabs Global Ventures.
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Steven Lamy

Professor of International Relations, Spatial Sciences and Environmental Studies

Professor Lamy's areas of research include international relations theory with a focus on the English School traditions, foreign policy analysis with an emphasis on the US and European states and global governance as it pertains to human security and environmental issues. Read more

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Gary Painter

Director

Gary Painter is a Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He also serves as the Director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and the newly created Homelessness Policy Research Institute. He has published numerous articles in top journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics,andRegional Science and Urban Economics. 

Professor Painter’s research interests focuses on social innovation, housing, urban economics, and education policy. He is among the world’s foremost experts on how changing demographics impact U.S. housing markets. Recent work has focused on how immigrants are integrating into housing markets across the U.S. and the role of the economic cycle on household formation. Other recent work has studied immigrant integration issues in spatial labor markets and in education. Current research focuses on how to evaluate social innovation.  

He has served as a consultant for the National Association of Realtors, Pacific Economics Group, Andrew Davidson Co., Fannie Mae, Grant Thorton LLP, Burr Consulting, and the Research Institute for Housing America. Read more.

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Zivia Wilson Sweeney

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ACC
Room / Office
109
AssociateProfessor of Clinical Accounting

MBA, BS, University of Southern California

Zivia Sweeney is an expert in strategic planning and budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting and finance operations for manufacturing, healthcare, service, and nonprofit organizations. She has served in senior management roles in public corporate and nonprofit arenas, and has held the of Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, and Corporate Controller. Professor Sweeney is a PriceWaterhouseCoopers alumnus. She has served for a number of years as a member of the USC Leventhal School’s Accounting Advisory Board.

Therese Wilbur

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HOH
Room / Office
621
Associate Professor of Clinical Marketing

MBA, University of Southern California; BA, University of St. Thomas

Therese Wilbur has 20 years of business experience from her positions at Andersen, Prudential and Mattel. She has extensive marketing experience from Mattel, where she was Senior Marketing Director of International Marketing for Girls/Barbie. Her global marketing expertise includes both B:C and B:B marketing, brand management, marketing strategy and execution, advertising, distribution, packaging and product development. She has directed and completed the entire new product development process, from opportunity identification to concept generation and selection to product development and launch.