USC Marshall in the Media: January 2021

USC Marshall School of Business faculty featured in national and regional media publications as opinion leaders and expert sources.

February 01, 2021


Jennifer Deal wrote an Op-Ed for The Wall Street Journal (PDF here) on how supervisors can better empathize with employees during the pandemic and other stressful times.

Susan Harmeling wrote an Op-Ed for Business Insider about how for some corporations, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion measures are the new "greenwashing."

William Holder wrote an Op-Ed for AASCB about how business schools have adapted to and excelled at remote learning during the pandemic. 

Gerry Tellis wrote an Op-Ed for The Hill on why the government should let the markets do their job in regards to reigning in social media giants. 


Marshall Faculty in the Media

Larry Harris was interviewed by KCAL CBS Los Angeles about individual traders driving up shares of GameStop and foiling the bets of Wall Street short sellers. 

Kimon Drakopoulos and Vishal Gupta wrote an article for Entrepreneur about the AI system they developed for the Greek government to help make COVID testing more efficient.

Arif Ansari was quoted in the finance blog Buttonwood Tree, about consumer behavior shifting heavily toward digital advertising. 

Debbie MacInnis spoke to Vox on what happens to the Trump brand after his presidency.

Adlai Wertman spoke to Forbes about how to define success for students in a changing world, as part of the "Age of Personalization" video series.

Shon Hiatt was quoted by dot.LA on the clean tech implications of the Georgia runoffs.

Linda Hagen was quoted by CBS 2 Los Angeles about her research on why people can misperceive “prettier” food as “healthier.”

Linda Hagen was also interviewed about guilt as a marketing tactic by the Medium publication Debugger.

Anthony Dukes was quoted by The Wall Street Journal (PDF here) on the tepid holiday shopping season in 2020.

Anthony Dukes was quoted in an LAist/KCPP story on his prediction that people’s pre-pandemic preference for in-store shopping, especially for food, will likely stick around.

Davide Proserpio was quoted by The Washington Post on why AirBnB was able to recover its business model enough to host its blockbuster IPO even while the pandemic continues.

Eric Anicich was quoted by the BBC on how to restore a sense of control when feeling powerless, based on his research.

Eric Anicich was also quoted in an article on the Staples Worklife Magazine blog about ways middle managers can optimize their roles within the organization.

Gene Del Vecchio was interviews by The Wrap about layoffs in Hollywood.

Lars Perner was quoted in Xinhua about changes in holiday shopping trends. 

Kalinda Ukanwa was quoted by Bloomberg Law on the challenges of removing systemic racial bias from calculating insurance premiums.

Peter Cardon and Janna Wong's research on managerial gratitude toward employees has been cited in several media outlets, including HRDrive, CNBC and USC News.