JD, BS, Loyola Marymount University; MBA, University of Southern California
Ruben Davila is an expert on financial accounting and reporting, management control issues, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He is a forensic accountant who has served as a consultant and expert witness in a variety of complex business litigation matters including: fraudulent financial reporting, embezzlement, economic damages, solvency, business valuation, and corporate governance. Professor Davila served on the California Board of Accountancy from 2003 to 2007. He has been highly involved with professional activites including the AICPA Board of Examiners, NASBA's Global Strategies Committee, NASBA's International Qualifications Board including Task Force Leader for the MRA review of the Chinese Institute of CPAs.
PhD, BA, UCLA
Harry DeAngelo specializes in corporate finance, with a focus on payout policy, capital structure, and corporate governance. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, and American Economic Review, and he received the Jensen Prize for best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2004 and 2011. He served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Finance, and as an American Finance Association director. Professor DeAngelo received a Golden Apple Award in 1999, and Business Week named him one of Marshall's two most popular teachers in 2000.
PhD, University of Washington; BA, San Francisco State University
Professor DeFond is the A. N. Mosich Chair of Accounting, Leventhal School of Accounting, University of Southern California. His research investigates issues in auditing, international financial reporting, and earnings management. He is a former Senior Editor of The Accounting Review and has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research and the Journal of Accounting and Economics. He is a recipient of the AAA’s Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award, and a four-time MBA Golden Apple teaching award winner. Professor DeFond has held visiting professorships in Hong Kong and Singapore, and is currently the Associate Dean of Faculty at the Leventhal School of Accounting. He received his PhD at the University of Washington and prior to that worked for several years as an auditor with Deloitte (formerly Touche Ross) and is a California CPA (inactive).
PhD, University of Washington; MS, University of Oregon; BM, University of Southern California
Linda DeAngelo specializes in corporate finance, and has studied corporate governance, voting rights, disclosure policy, accounting manipulation, and auditor independence. Her work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, and the Accounting Review. She received the Jensen Prize for best paper in corporate finance in the JFE in 2004. Professor DeAngelo served as Associate Editor of JAE and on the editorial board of TAR. She received a Golden Apple Award in 2002, and Business Week named her one of Marshall's two most popular professors in 2000.
Ph.D. Accounting and Finance 1993, W. E. Simon School of Business Administration, University of Rochester (supervised by Professor Ross Watts);
M.S. Business Administration 1990, W. E. Simon School of Business Administration, University of Rochester;
Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honors) 1986, University of Western Australia (supervised by Professor Philip Brown).
MBA, University of Southern California; BA, University of California, Los Angeles
Gene Del Vecchio is an adjunct professor of marketing with emphasis in consumer behavior, research, youth marketing and entertainment. He conducted roughly a thousand research studies in his consulting practice that provided strategic and tactical marketing direction for industry giants across film, television, packaged goods, toy, and technology industries. He has written four business books and two novels. For many years Del Vecchio was the SVP, Director of Planning & Research at advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather in Los Angeles where he led strategic and research efforts on a variety of businesses. He began his career at General Mills.
PhD, Duke University; Diplom-Kauffrau, Johannes Gutenberg University
Kristin Diehl's research focuses on how consumers search for and use product information, particularly in environments where search costs are low, assortments are large, and recommendation tools may be available. She also studies how people anticipate, experience, and remember events that unfold over time. In particular, she is interested in how taking photos during such experiences affects consumers’ enjoyment and memories of the experience. Professor Diehl has published in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Retailing, and Psychological Science. In 2010, she received the Early Career Award from the Association for Consumer Research. Professor Diehl serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Research. Professor Diehl teaches classes on consumer behavior. Previously, she taught at the University of South Carolina and Duke University.
MA, University of Southern California; BA, UC-Berkeley
Ellen-Linnea Dipprey's primary interests lie in creativity and innovation as problem solving tools, the communication challenges endemic to the management of creativity and innovation in the workplace, and managerial communication. Her interest in cross-disciplinary learning and other experimental pedagogical strategies has resulted in several teaching awards. She serves as a reviewer for the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars and has long provided pedagogical guidance for Marshall Faculty across the disciplines. She won the USC-Mellon Award for Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring in 2007.