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Geoffrey Garrett

  • Dean
  • Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair in Business Administration
  • Professor of Management and Organization

Geoffrey Garrett holds the Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration and is also Professor of Management and Organization. Since his arrival at Marshall in 2020 after six years as dean of the Wharton School, Garrett has been at the forefront of redefining business education and has led transformational investments in new SUPPLY CHAIN and RISK MANAGEMENT institutes as well as initiatives in DIGITAL ASSETS, DIGITAL COMPETITION, and the ETHICS OF TECHNOLOGY.

Under his leadership, Marshall has launched NEW INTERDISCIPLINARY JOINT UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES with other USC schools, STEM-CERTIFIED all undergraduate programs, and grown Marshall's graduate BUSINESS ANALYTICS and FINANCE programs. During his first years as dean, the undergraduate business program reached GENDER PARITY for its incoming classes and Marshall launched a FACULTY HIRING INITIATIVE focused on analytics, finance, and leadership while increasing diversity amongst faculty.

Garrett previously taught at USC from 2005-2008 as a professor of international relations, business administration, communications, and law while also serving as President of the Pacific Council on International Policy. In his native Australia, Garrett was the founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre and dean of the business schools at both The University of Sydney (USYD) and The University of New South Wales (UNSW). A distinguished international political economist, Garrett has also held academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford, and Yale universities and is a member of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences.

Garrett is widely recognized as a leading global business expert and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Economist. He has authored books on globalization, politics, and the global diffusion of democracy and markets.

He also serves on the board of directors for Park Hotels and Resorts, the Governing Council of the BITS School of Management in India, and the International Advisory Board of Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) in China. He is a winner of the Foreign Police Association Medal and the Advance Global Australian Award.

Garrett holds a BA (Honors) from the Australian National University, and an MA and PhD from Duke University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Geoffrey Garrett

Areas of Expertise

Asian Markets
Business Schools
Supply Chain
U.S. / China Relations


Management + Organization

The mission of the Marshall School is to empower the business leaders of tomorrow to thrive and seize the boundless opportunities generated by technological innovation while anticipating and shaping the societal implications of that innovation.

Geoffrey Garrett


Teaching + Innovation

"With a rich suite of high-quality degree programs at all educational levels, we have a close-to-unique value proposition for our students: no matter where you are in your career journey, a Marshall education will vault you to the next level of success."

— Dean Geoff Garrett


Dean Geoff Garrett hosts a series of thought-provoking conversations with today’s tech, finance, and business leaders, educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs.


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