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.
MPW - USC
Having started as a newspaper journalist, Holly has forged a career as a writer, editor, and speechwriter. In charge of presidential communications at USC for 12 years, she also oversaw dozens of video productions. She established and led USC’s first unit dedicated to new media and visual communications and taught a USC Freshman Seminar on public speaking.
Holly also founded and leads an award-winning nonprofit, Picture Alternatives, which uses creative media to educate about and advocate for alternatives to violence in both interpersonal and political arenas. She holds a master’s in professional writing from USC and an M.A. in theology.
MRED, University of Southern California; BA, Reed College; B. Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture
Robert Bridges specializes in real estate feasibility and urban economics. As a consultant, his clients include investment and development firms, and international and domestic investors. His editorials have been published in the Wall Street Journal, and has been cited by the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio, among other outlets. Professor Bridges received USC's Steven Sample Award for Teaching and Marshall's Award for Community. He is a licensed architect who has received awards from the LA Business Council, the Ray Watt Foundation, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute and the American Institute of Architects.
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.
MBA, University of Southern California; BA, Harvard University
Miriam Burgos specializes in multi-cultural marketing and sales management. Prior to joining USC, Professor Burgos worked in the consumer packaged goods industry with Procter & Gamble and Colgate Palmolive where she developed expertise in how a multi-national corporation successfully takes a product to market in a global economy from initial concept to branding, and ultimately to consumers' homes and workplaces. She was a project manager in Procter & Gamble's multicultural business development organization and also has experience in marketing strategy, cause-marketing, and small-business marketing plan development.
PhD, University of Southern California; MA, University of San Diego; BA, Claremont McKenna College
Stephen Byars has received the Outstanding Assistant Lecturer Award from the Writing Program at USC as well as the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the School of Religion at USC. He also nominated in May 2010 by the USC Parents Association for its Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award. Since joining USC full-time in 1997, Professor Byars has spent considerable time in the teaching and administration of different versions of Writing 340, including Advanced Writing for Business.
PhD Finance, MBA, UCLA; MS EE, UC- Berkeley; BS EE, University of Michigan
Ty Callahan is a finance scholar with interests that include the behavior of traders, market liquidity and volume, and mergers and acquisition. He has published papers in the Review of Futures Markets and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Professor Callahan has served as an ad-hoc referee for the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, and International Review of Finance. Before joining USC, he was on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.
PhD, University of Illinois; MA, Universidade Catolica de Brasilia; BA, Universidade de Brasilia
Odilon Camara is an economist who specializes in microeconomics and political economy. He studies how individuals strategically use information to persuade decision makers. He also studies the extent to which voters can use re-elections to create political accountability and discipline elected officials. His research has been published in American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Politics, and Games and Economic Behavior. Before receiving his PhD, Professor Camara worked in the banking industry.