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 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).
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.
PhD, Ben-Gurion University; MBA, Tel-Aviv University
Gil Appel joined the USC Marketing Department in 2016. His research focus 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 shows how digital goods may grow fundamentally different 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.
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.
MA, BS, University of Southern California
Cesar Armendariz is a Marshall alumnus and graduate of the Executive Master of Leadership program at USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy. He is currently Associate Vice President of Community and Public Relations at White Memorial Medical Center, where he co-leads the hospital's Population Health initiatives, oversees executive communications and media relations, and directs all community relations efforts and strategic partnerships. Cesar has extensive private, public and non-profit work experience, which includes directing community partnerships for USC's Health Sciences Campus, and holding executive positions at The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) and International Business Center in Santa Ana.
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 researches the role of government in shaping the environment in which new industries and organizations emerge. His research context is the New Space business, where startup firms are commercializing space launch, spacecraft, and related services. Dr. Autry has been a serial entrepreneur in video games, computer services, Internet content, enterprise applications, health care IT and material upcycling. He publishes in business and aerospace journals as well as the popular press. He serves on the editorial board of the New Space Journal. He has a passion for restoring American manufacturing jobs and serves on the board of the Coalition for a Prosperous America and the American Jobs Alliance. Prior to joining the Greif Center, Dr. Autry taught entrepreneurship, strategy and economics at UC Irvine.
MBA, CSU- Fresno; BA, Fresno Pacific University
David Bacci teaches communication courses in both the Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting. Of particular interest to David is bringing real world application and experience to the classroom. His communications background includes speechwriting for various members of Congress on the House Committee on International Relations, and Hollywood script development for major studio projects. Additionally, he has worked in private business and is an experienced manager. He continues to consult in the areas of strategic positioning, teambuilding and effective presentation.
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. 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 development and customer satisfaction.