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.
Areas of Expertise
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.
"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
2022-2023 Dean's Report — Spring Update
“A Marshall business degree empowers students to be the business leaders of today, prepares them for the uncharted waters of tomorrow, and gives them the skills to thrive in a business environment of unlimited opportunity and unparalleled responsibility.”
— Geoffrey Garrett, Dean
Fall 2022 Dean's Report
“At Marshall we’re committed to constantly redefining best-in-class, comprehensive business education in the creative capital of the world. This year we've launched a lot of incredible new programs and initiatives – from new undergraduate emphases and joint-degrees, to initiatives in data science and digital ethics, to our newly named Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management and VanEck Digital Assets Initiative. There’s much to look forward to in 2023 and beyond."
— Geoff Garrett, Dean
NEWS + EVENTS
USC Annenberg and Marshall Partner with Fanatics for Unique Program for WNBA and MLB Athletes
USC's new partnership with Fanatics helps professional athletes plan for life after sports.
Dean Garrett and Professor Adler Co-Lead New Sustainability Course
Supported by guest lecturers and industry experts, the course will explore the challenges and opportunities of the business of sustainability.
Deans' Dialogue: Angel City FC Founders Discuss Changing The Game
Kara Nortman, Julie Uhrman, and Sophia Bush joined Deans Garrett and Bay for a discussion on progress in women’s sports.
Scores of Families Converge on USC Campus to Celebrate Trojan Family Weekend
Attending families get an inside look at the USC experience.
Dean Geoff Garrett hosts a series of thought-provoking conversations with today’s tech, finance, and business leaders, educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Trade is a 'Force for Good'
Ambassador Katherine Tai spoke before a crowd of hundreds at a recent Dean’s Dialogue with USC Marshall Dean Geoff Garrett and investor Jaeson Ma.
Dean’s Dialogue: The Payment Revolution with AmEx CEO Stephen Squeri
Marshall Dean Geoff Garrett hosted Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman and CEO of American Express, for a wide-ranging conversation about leadership, corporate governance, and the power of a global brand.
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
USC Marshall and India
Op-Ed: Why Digital Platforms' Regulations are Required to Preserve Small Businesses
DANIEL SOKOL, affiliated professor of marketing, and colleagues present the case for informed regulation for digital platforms is essential in order to preserve the interests of small businesses.