MBT, University of Southern California; B.S., University of Southern California
MaryAnne Sabido Werner – Currently an Assistant Professor in Clinical Accounting at University of Southern California, teaching her second year. Prior to joining USC, MaryAnne was an International Tax Partner at PwC. MaryAnne’s tax career at PwC was twenty years and two years at BDO Seidman before that.
MaryAnne always wanted to teach and enjoyed training less experienced staff throughout her career, she lead various internal and external trainings.
MaryAnne is married to Chris Werner and together have a daughter Nicole Ana (12) and son Kyle Christopher (8).
MaryAnne received her Masters in Business Taxation and BS in accounting at USC in 1993 and 1992 respectively.
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.
PhD, MA, BA, UCLA
Randolph Westerfield specializes in corporate finance. He is the author of more than 30 scholarly articles as well as four leading textbooks, Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications, Essentials of Corporate Finance, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, and Corporate Finance. He chaired the Finance Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, chaired Marshall's Department of Finance and Business Economics, and was Dean of the Marshall School from 1993 - 2004.
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.
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.
PhD, AM, Stanford University; MBA, INSEAD; AB, Harvard University
Scott Wiltermuth researches how socio-environmental factors affect people’s reactions to unethical behavior and their likelihood of behaving unethically themselves. He also researches how interpersonal dynamics, such as synchrony and dominance, affect people’s willingness to cooperate with others. He has published papers in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and numerous other academic journals. His work has been reported in many media outlets, including: The Economist, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Previously, he worked in the airline industry as a strategy consultant.
Ph.D., The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2006.
MBA, The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2006.
MBA, Finance and Accounting, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Summa Cum Laude, 1999.
B.A., Accounting and Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Magna Cum Laude, 1996.
Regina Wittenberg-Moerman specializes in financial reporting quality, debt contracting and trading, information asymmetry, financial intermediation, and bond analysts. She has held positions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Wittenberg-Moerman's published research includes "The Role of Information Asymmetry and Financial Reporting Quality in Debt Trading: Evidence from the Secondary Loan Market" in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, “Price Discovery and Dissemination of Private Information by Loan Syndicate Participants” in the Journal of Accounting Research and “A Debt Analysts’ View of Debt-Equity Conflicts of Interest” in The Accounting Review.
Wittenberg-Moerman is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Best Paper Prize by the Journal of Accounting and Economics in 2008 and Ernest R. Wish Accounting Research Award in 2011. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Accounting research and is a referee for numerous journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Review of Accounting Studies, Review of Financial Studies and The Accounting Review.
At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Wittenberg-Moerman earned a bachelor's degree magna cum laude in accounting and economics in 1996 and an MBA summa cum laude in finance and accounting in 1999. In 2006, Wittenberg-Moerman received an MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
PhD, UCLA; MBA, BS, Old Dominion University
Terance Wolfe is known for his work in strategic planning, executive development through team-building and coaching, and organizational assessment and change. He has authored book chapters and journal articles, and presented at conferences in the United States and abroad. Professor Wolfe's current interests are strategic mindsets, the development of strategic sense-making, and dimensions of high performance management. He has been a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, World Future Society, World Affairs Council, Asian Business League, Institute of Management Consultants, and Society for Human Resource Management, and consults for a variety of private, public and not-for-profit organizations.
PhD, Columbia University
Forester joined the Leventhal School of Accounting in 2016. His research interests are in corporate governance, activists investing, and executive compensation. Forester is the recipient of the 2014 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting and the 2015 Alex Woo MBA 1984 Doctoral Fellowship. He will receive his doctorate from Columbia Business School in May 2016. Outside of academia, Forester maintains active professional memberships in the Legal Service Board of Victoria (Australia) and CPA Australia.
MPW, BA, University of Southern California
Janna Wong is a professor of Business Communication courses in the Center for Management Communication. She has coached MBA and IBEAR students as well as Marshall employees on presentation skills. She has edited book manuscripts, written magazine articles on a variety of topics and worked in the film industry on such projects as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and The Day After. She spent years as a story analyst for studios and production companies and has written more than 150 menu decks for movies and television series on DVD for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. She also blogs for a host of entertainment websites.