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    Baizhu Chen

    Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

    PhD, MA, University of Rochester; BS, Fudan University

    Baizhu Chen studies macroeconomics and international economics, with an emphasis on China. His work has been published in the Journal of Peace Research, European Journal of Political Economy, China Economic Review, Applied Financial Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, and Journal of Macroeconomics. He is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Finance and Banking at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, chief economist of Sino-Century Capital, a VC firm in Shanghai, and former president of the Chinese Economists Society. He is academic director for Marshall's GEMBA program, and a recipient of the Golden Apple Award.

    Feng Chen

    Feng Chen is an operations management scholar. Her research interests include process analysis, supply chain management and supply chain analytics, and experimental study of behavioral impact on operations decision making. She teaches courses of operations management and data analysis for decision making. Feng received her Ph.D. in business administration from University of Southern California.

    Annie Chen

    Lecturer of Data Sciences and Operations

    Annie's research interest is in large-scale discrete optimization methods, including mixed integer programming heuristics, approximate dynamic programming, and simulation-based optimization. Her research focuses on applications in online-retail inventory management, which draws from her work experience at and Walmart eCommerce. Prior to joining Marshall, Annie completed her PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, where she also served as a teaching assistant in Introduction to Operations Management, Nonlinear Programming, and Design and Analysis of Algorithms.

    Sandra Chrystal

    Vice Dean for Online Education & Professor of Clinical Business Communication

    PhD, MA, University of Notre Dame; BS, Miami University

    Sandra Chrystal serves as Vice Dean for online learning and oversees Marshall's Centers of Excellence. She previously served as Director of the Center for Management Communication. She teaches management communication classes focused on technology-enhanced and community-based learning. She has received USC's Teaching with Technology and Teaching Has No Boundaries awards, and the Marshall School's Evan C. Thompson Teaching and Learning Innovation award and MSB's Dean's Award for Community. Before joining USC, she taught at Clayton State University, Georgia Tech, and Notre Dame, worked in corporate marketing, and owned her own business.

    Robert Coffey

    Robert E. Coffey, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, retired from USC’s Marshall School of Business in 1998 after 35 years of service. During his USC career he was an early director of the Entrepreneur Program, Director of the M.B.A. Program, and served twice as department chair. He co-authored two textbooks in organization and management, was President of the USC Faculty Senate, and served several years on the Senate Executive Board. He was elected to the Fellows of The Academy of Management in 1976.

    Stephen Coggeshall

    As Chief Analytics and Science Officer for ID Analytics , Dr. Stephen Coggeshall has worked closely with the executive team since the company’s inception, and has been instrumental in building their initial technical team and product roadmap. Coggeshall has spent his 20-plus year career leading scientists to build practical solutions to difficult business programs using advanced analytics. Coggeshall holds a M.A., M.S. and Ph. D. from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. and B.S. from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

    Michael D. Colangelo

    Assistant Director of Projects for University of Southern California's Sports Business Institute.

    He joined the Sports Business Institute in 2013, and currently manages the consulting projects between the SBI and its partners. Michael also worked on multiple Sports Business Institute initiatives while he was enrolled at USC's Marshall School of Business.

    Mr. Colangelo received his Bachelor's degree from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts, and his Masters in Business Administration from The University of Southern California.

    Maria Colman

    Adjunct Professor of Clinical Business Communication

    MBA, University of Southern Califorina; BA, Loyola Marymount University

    Maria Colman is the owner and founder of handmadeMaria®. The original business plan was part of her MBA at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Maria has over 30 years' experience in retail marketing, accounting management, direct sales, and education. Before joining USC, Maria taught at California State University, Los Angeles; Moorpark College; and Antelope Valley College. She brings her diverse business background, enthusiasm, and tangible experience to her classes. Her upcycled products and handmade art pieces are sold at brick and mortar and online stores.

    Diane Comi

    Adjunct Professor of Accounting

    LL.M., Boston University; J.D., Southwestern University School of Law; B.S., University of Southern California

    Diane Comi began her legal career in the Tax Department of PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Los Angeles and then transferred to PwC’s Boston office to pursue an LL.M. (Taxation) at Boston University School of Law. After graduation, she worked in the Tax and Corporate Departments of Wood, Lucksinger & Epstein in Century City. Before forming her own firm in 1991, Diane practiced law at Reish & Luftman and today continues her transactional law practice representing a wide and diverse client base, in addition to serving as Of Counsel to Michels & Lew in West Los Angeles.

    Delores Conway

    Associate Professor Emeritus of Data Sciences and Operations

    PhD, MS, Stanford University; BS, University of Wisconsin

    Delores Conway is a statistician who studies real estate markets. Her research has been published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and the Journal of Econometrics. Professor Conway is director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, and in 2005-06 and 2007-08 was selected as one of 50 "Women of Influence in Real Estate" by Real Estate Southern California Magazine.