Christine El Haddad Promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

Please join us in congratulating Christine El Haddad on her promotion to Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, effective immediately.  The Vice Dean's announcement is copied below. Congratulations, Christine, from the entire MOR community!

April 06, 2020

From: Office, Vice Deans
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2020 4:14 PM
Subject: Announcement: The Promotion of Management and Organization Professor Christine El-Haddad

USC Marshall

Dear Marshall Community:

 I am delighted to announce the promotion of Christine El-Haddad to Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, effective immediately.

Professor El-Haddad started her academic career here at Marshall, and in fact, is a former graduate of our doctoral program. After teaching at Marshall as an adjunct faculty member, she became an Assistant Professor of Clinical Management and Organization in 2014. Since then, she has excelled in the classroom.

Dr. El-Haddad brings a strong sense of earnestness and a personal commitment to her teaching, which is inherently student-focused. She questions and affirms her students constantly, helping them to achieve their potential. Teaching both required courses and electives at the undergraduate and graduate level, she has won the Marshall Golden Apple award three times, along with winning the Dr. Douglas Basil Award for Junior Faculty for her exemplary contributions to teaching. She also won the MOR Department’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016 and 2018.

Professor El-Haddad has further built up a strong service record. She is always ready to step up and help, be it for MOR, Marshall, or her community. She co-led the redesign of the MOR core undergraduate strategy course along with chairing the MOR undergraduate curriculum committee. She led the revision of the MOR minors and worked on the introduction of a new minor in Sports Business. She has also served on the MOR clinical faculty search committee as the Department has shifted to a search process that parallels the tenure track search in terms of looking both nationally and internationally for the best faculty, paying special attention to reaching out and recruiting candidates from underrepresented populations. I would like to particularly single out her work as a faculty advisor, working with our students on their independent studies and consulting projects. In recognition of this work, she won the Marshall Faculty Advisor of the Year award in 2019.

Dr. El-Haddad is also an active researcher working on topics of corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. She focuses on how companies can design effective CSR strategies and regularly presents her work at conferences and workshops.

Please join me in congratulating Professor El-Haddad on this well-deserved promotion.


Nandini Rajagopalan
Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Joseph A. DeBell Chair in Business Administration
Professor of Management & Organization
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California