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    Diane Badame

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    HOH
    Room / Office
    623
    Professor of Clinical Marketing

    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 developments and customer satisfaction.

    Jack Barcal

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    ACC
    Room / Office
    207
    Associate Professor of Accounting

    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.

    Yehuda Bassok

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    BRI
    Room / Office
    401A
    Chair of the Department of Data Sciences and Operations & Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

    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.

    Reza Bavafa

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    ACC
    Room / Office
    B1A
    Adjunct Professor of Finance and Business Economics

    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.

    Murat Bayiz

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    BRI
    Room / Office
    307D
    Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

    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.

    Randolph Beatty

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    ACC
    Room / Office
    117
    Professor of Accounting

    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.

    David Belasco

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    JFF
    Room / Office
    509
    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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    HOH
    Room / Office
    203
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

    Warren Bennis

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    HOH
    Room / Office
    431
    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.