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Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: April 2024

Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: April 2024

We are proud to highlight the amazing Marshall faculty who have been recognized this month for their leading-edge work and expertise.


Business Communication

VERONICA GUO published a new journal article in Communication Studies titled, ‘Managing Who I Am’: An Exploration of Chinese Employees’ Identity Tension Management Strategies in MNC’s.”

JANNA WONG was named the recipient of the General Education Writing Award from the USC Writing Program for her excellence in the classroom.

Data Sciences & Operations

ANDREW DAW was appointed as an Associate Editor of Stochastic Systems, which is the flagship journal of the INFORMS Applied Probability Society (APS) and an affiliated journal of IMS.

YINGYING FAN was awarded the USC Mentoring Award for Faculty Mentoring Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Medical Residents, and Fellows. This distinguished honor recognizes exceptional individuals who go above and beyond what is expected, fostering an engaging, supportive, and inclusive academic environment through their mentorship of colleagues, graduate, and undergraduate students. She was also invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the 2024 annual American Statistical Association (ASA) Pittsburgh chapter meeting, which will be held at Carnegie Mellon University in April, and has been appointed an upcoming Co-Editor for the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics (JBES) for a three-year term.

ADEL JAVANMARD (along with Mahdi Soltanolkotabi from USC Viterbi) has been awarded the AWS AI Amazon Research Award for his proposal titled, “Reliable AI for Generation of Medical Reports from MRI Scans.” The award bestows $70K in cash funding and an additional $50K in AWS credits.

DOUG SHOOK has earned the designation of Clinical Professor Emeritus of Data Sciences and Operations, effective this month, for his distinguished career, awards and honors, and enormous contributions to DSO, Marshall, and USC through various leadership roles over the past 33 years.

KATHY TAKAYAMA was the marquee speaker at the Women’s History Month Brunch hosted in Long Beach by veteran-owned Kreative Kulture. She also taught the March Brown Bag session on “What’s New with Slack” for the monthly faculty and staff series.

XIN TONG, along with co-authors, has a paper forthcoming in the Journal of the American Statistical Association titled, “Dissecting Gene Expression Heterogeneity: Generalized Pearson Correlation Squares and the K-lines Clustering Algorithm.”

Finance & Business Economics

WAYNE E. FERSON, with co-authors, has a paper published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis titled, “Factor Model Comparisons with Conditioning Information.”

RICHARD GREEN was named a Nonresident Fellow of the Housing Finance Policy Center of the Urban Institute. He was named to the Knowledge Council of the World Cities Summit, a project of the Singapore Government’s Center for Livable Cities.

DAVID HIRSHLEIFER has two papers forthcoming for publication. His “News Diffusion in Social Networks and Stock Market Reactions” will appear in the Review of Financial Studies and “Do Sell-Side Analysts Say ‘Buy’ While Whispering ‘Sell’?” will publish in the Review of Finance.

CHRISTOPHER S. JONES, along with his former student Sungjune Pyun, has a paper, “Consumption Growth Persistence and the Stock-Bond Correlation,” forthcoming in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

ANTHONY M. MARINO’s paper, “Political and Non-Political Side Activities in an Agency Framework” was accepted for publication in the Economics of Governance.

ANDRII PARKHOMENKO co-organized the annual USC Spatial/Trade Mini-Conference featuring faculty and external speakers who work on trade and spatial economics.

JOÃO RAMOS, with co-authors, had a paper published in the American Journal of Political Science titled, “Political Accountability under Moral Hazard.”

Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

KATRINA BROWNELL’s paper titled “The Dangers of Deliberation: A Dual-Process Perspective on Grandiose and Vulnerable CEO Narcissism” was assessed by Academy of Management reviewers as among the best papers in the annual program; the paper is also forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal. Another paper, “Applying Resource-Based Theory to Social Value Creation: A Conceptual Model of Contributive Advantage” was published in the Journal of Small Business.

JILL KICKUL cohosted and codirected the 20th annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, a global research conference that she launched, held this year in Switzerland.

ABBY FIFER MANDELL was a panelist at the American Society on Aging’s OnAging 2024 Conference discussing “Advancing Your Cause: How University Partnerships Super Innovation and Social Impact.”

DAN WADHWANI presented “Constructing Clock Time” at the Copenhagen Business School’s @bout time seminar (within their Center for Organization and Time). Also, his new teaching case, “SOOOUL: Navigating the Hype Cycle,” was given spotlight coverage with The Case Centre and featured in its global newsletter.

JENNIFER WALSKE presented her paper, “Changing the Paradigm for Performance in Impact Investing” at the Social Entrepreneurship Conference in Switzerland.

Management & Organization

SHON HIATT has a paper accepted for publication at the Journal of Management Studies, titled, “Green Screening: Firm Environmental Strategy Amidst Policy Implementation Uncertainty in the European Union.”

NAN JIA’s paper, “From Mundane to Creative: How AI Unburdens Sales Agents” was published in Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions (NIM) Marketing Intelligence Review.

HYO KANG’s work was prominently cited in the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Final Rule prohibiting non-compete clauses in its efforts to promote fair competition.

HYO KANG and JOHN EKLUND have a paper accepted at Organization Science, titled “Fast Friends: The Impact of Short-Term Visits on Firms’ Invention Outcomes.”

JINO LU, PhD received the 2024 Industry Studies Association Best Conference Paper in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Stream Award for his paper, “Demand-Driven Innovation and Spillover Effects on Adjacent Technological Domains: Evidence from Electric Vehicle Technologies.”


DIANE BADAME was appointed by the Provost’s Center for Teaching Excellence in Teaching (CET) as a Faculty Leadership Fellow. Since 2018, she is one among the 82 faculty from across USC selected for this three-year appointment.

KRISTEN SCHIELE was elected Vice President for the Marketing Educators Association.

ARIANNA UHALDE’s paper, “Facilitating Relationship-Building Online for Positive Adolescent Development,” was recently published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

LAURENCE VINCENT recently became Board Chair of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.