Online MBA Faculty

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Email: onlinemba@marshall.usc.edu
Phone:(213) 821-6800

Recognized and Acclaimed

The Online MBA holds a top-5 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, earned a Top-3 ranking from Poets & Quants for best online MBA program and reached top-5 in both the World University Rankings of global online MBA programs from QS and the list of Top Online MBA programs from The Princeton Review. The program's curriculum designers have been honored by the Online Learning Consortium and its video content has earned two Telly Awards. USC Marshall is accredited by AACSB, a longstanding quality benchmark for business schools.

Arif Ansari

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Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, MS, University of Southern California; MTech, IIT- Madras; BEng, Anna University

Arif Ansari is an expert in the area of data mining, business intelligence, data warehousing, and intelligent systems and technologies, a field in which he has fifteen years of research experience. He has published in IEEE Transactions on Systems and Man and Cybernetics. Professor Ansari received Marshall's Golden Apple Award in 2006.

Miriam Burgos

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Associate Professor of Clinical Marketing

MBA, University of Southern California; BA, Harvard University

Miriam Burgos specializes in multi-cultural marketing and sales management. Prior to joining USC, Professor Burgos worked in the consumer packaged goods industry with Procter & Gamble and Colgate Palmolive where she developed expertise in how a multi-national corporation successfully takes a product to market in a global economy from initial concept to branding, and ultimately to consumers' homes and workplaces. She was a project manager in Procter & Gamble's multicultural business development organization and also has experience in marketing strategy, cause-marketing, and small-business marketing plan development.

Peter Cardon

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Professor of Clinical Business Communication

PhD, Utah State University; MBA, Utah State University; BA, Brigham Young University<br>

Pete Cardon teaches a variety of business communication courses. He researches team communication, role of technology in leadership communication, and intercultural business communication. Professor Cardon previously served as President of the Association of Business Communication. Pete previously taught at the University of South Carolina for six years and Utah State University for three years. Before working in higher education, he held several marketing and management positions in the tourism and manufacturing industries. He is the author of Business Communication: Developing Leaders for a Networked World and co-author of Business and Professional Communication: Putting People First.

C. Kerry Fields

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Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

JD, Santa Clara University; BS, University of Southern California

Kerry Fields teaches business law, employment, and real estate law courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs, both residential and online. He has extensive experience in business law and business transactional matters. He is a frequent media commentator on business ethics issues. He has been recognized with several awards, including the Golden Apple Award, Evan C. Thompson Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Award, the USC Parents Association Teaching and Mentoring Award, and the Gamma Sigma Alpha Professor of the Year Award. He is a co-author of three leading university level textbooks with two business law and ethics texts under development.

Shane Heitzman

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Associate Professor of Accounting

Ph.D., University of Arizona; M.Acc., University of Arizona; B.S., Business Economics, Eastern Oregon University

Shane Heitzman specializes in the economic consequences of corporate and individual taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and information quality in capital markets. His research is published in top accounting and finance journals and he serves an associate editor for the Journal of Accounting and Economics and The Accounting Review. Prior to joining USC, Professor Heitzman was on the faculty at the University of Rochester.

Ayse Imrohoroglu

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818
Professor of Finance and Business Economics

PhD, University of Minnesota; BS, Middle East Technical University

Ayse Imrohoroglu is a macroeconomist who specializes in understanding business cycles, inflation, unemployment insurance, and social security. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Monetary Economics. She received a National Science Foundation grant in 1992 to investigate the effects of social security programs on economies with imperfect insurance. From 2004 to 2007, she was Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics.

Cecil Jackson

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Professor of Clinical Accounting

D .Commmerce, University of South Africa; M. Commerce, Rhodes University; B.Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand

Professor Jackson teaches on the Online MBA program. His specialities are Managerial Accounting and Detecting Fraudulent Financial Reporting which he teaches on the graduate program . His textbook, Detecting Accounting Fraud: Analysis and Ethics (2015), was published by Pearson/Prentice Hall. (It is available in both hardcopy and electronic format.) His recent coauthored article, “ASU 2016-15 and GAAP Treatment of Securitization-Related Cash Flows,” was published in The CPA Journal, January 2020.
He has been interviewed on CNN, Bloomberg News, The Street.com and other television news shows, and is the winner of numerous teaching awards.

Scott Joslin

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Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics

PhD, Stanford University; MS, Caltech; BS, Oklahoma State University

Scott Joslin is a financial economist whose research focuses on capital markets, in particular, the study of bond and options markets and their interaction with the macroeconomy. His research involves sophisticated econometric and statistical techniques, and development of methods to solve computationally difficult problems. Professor Joslin's work has been published in journals that include American Economic Review and Review of Financial Studies. Prior to joining USC, he was on the faculty of MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Peter Kim

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515
Professor of Management and Organization

PhD, MS, Northwestern University; BA, Wesleyan University

Peter Kim studies the dynamics of interpersonal perceptions and their implications for negotiations, work groups, and dispute resolution. His research has been published in numerous scholarly journals, received ten national/international awards, and has been featured by the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Trust Research, on the editorial boards of Organization Science and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, and as Chair of the Academy of Management’s Conflict Management Division. He received a teaching award from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dina Mayzlin

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Associate Dean for the Ph.D. Program & Professor of Marketing

PhD, SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology<br>

Dina Mayzlin research focuses on how businesses manage social interactions. She also studies advertising and communication strategies. Professor Mayzlin's research has won a number of awards, including the John D.C. Little Best Paper Award, the ISMS Long Term Impact Award, the O'Dell Long Term Impact Award, and the Frank M. Bass Outstanding Dissertation Award. She is an Associate Editor at Marketing Science and Journal of Marketing Research and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. Prior joining USC, Professor Mayzlin served on the faculty of Yale University's School of Management.

Steven Mednick

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Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

JD, MPA, University of Southern California; BA, UCLA

Steven Mednick is an expert in entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, strategic alliances and angel funding. He is the past Associate Director of Marshall’s Center for Global Innovation and is an author and frequent speaker in the field. Professor Mednick currently teaches in the Marshall MBA, EMBA and Master of Medical Management programs and is a two-time winner of the Marshall Golden Apple teaching award. Outside of USC, he has advised over 500 early stage companies through his ten-year relationship with the Small Business Administration. Steve’s clients have reported over $620 million in economic impact to the SBA, and he has been awarded the SBA’s State Star for outstanding performance.

Steve Moyer

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301D
Lecturer of Finance and Business Economics

JD, Stanford University School of Law; MBA, University of Chicago School of Business; BA, Grinnell College.

Steve Moyer is an Adjunct Professor. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, he was a Portfolio Manager with PIMCO where he managed the PIMCO Distressed Credit Fund. In his over 30 years of experience in the investment industry he has also been affiliated with Tennenbaum Capital, Imperial Capital, BAML, Drexel Burnham Lambert and First Boston. Mr. Moyer began his career as a lawyer. Mr. Moyer received his B.A. from Grinnell College, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Stanford. Steve is the author of Distressed Debt Analysis and several other publications in the field.

Kevin Murphy

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812
Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance, Professor of Finance and Business Economics

PhD, MA, University of Chicago; BA, UCLA

Kevin J. Murphy is an internationally known expert on executive compensation, and is the author of more than fifty articles, cases, books, or book chapters relating to compensation and incentives in organizations. Results from his research on executive compensation have appeared in the popular, business and professional press. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at the Marshall School, and is currently serving as Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics. Before joining USC, Professor Murphy was on the faculty of the University of Rochester and Harvard Business School.

Nandini Rajagopalan

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Joseph A.DeBell Chair in Business Administration

PhD, University of Pittsburgh; MBA, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmadabad; BC, Bombay University

Nandini Rajagopalan is the Joseph A. DeBell Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Management and Organization. Her research examines platform-based markets, diversification and strategic alliances, CEO succession, and corporate governance. She has published in the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Management, and Business Horizons among others. She is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at USC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, and recipient of USC’s Provost’s Mentoring Award. She is past Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal.

Sampath Rajagopalan

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Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, MS, Carnegie Mellon University; MBA, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad; BTech, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras

Raj Rajagopalan's research covers capacity and technology acquisition, supply chain management, and product variety and its impact on operations performance. He has published in journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, and Operations Research. He served as a Department Editor at IIE Transactions, Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management, and as an Associate Editor at Management Science and Operations Research. Professor Rajagopalan has consulted for Johnson and Johnson, Fidelity Investments, and Hewlett Packard. He has taught courses in operations and supply chain management in the MBA and Executive MBA programs.

Richard Selby

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Adjunct Professor of Data Sciences and Operations
Richard W. Selby is a Director of Software Products at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, CA. He leads a 250-person software organization and has served in this position since 2001. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Management Company (PIMCO) in Newport Beach, CA where he managed a 105-person organization for three years. From 1985-1998, he was a Full Professor of Information and Computer Science (with tenure) at the University of California in Irvine, CA (UC Irvine).

Kirk Snyder

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Chair, Department of Business Communication, Professor of Clinical Business Communication

Ed.D., University of Southern California; MA, Pepperdine; BS, University of Southern California

Kirk Snyder is nationally recognized as an expert on the contemporary workplace. His new book, Finding Work You Love: 3 Steps to Getting the Perfect Job After College (Penguin Random House, 2020), is written specifically for college students navigating a brand new world of work. He is also the author of two critically acclaimed books, The G Quotient and Lavender Road to Success. His work has been featured in publications that include the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, TIME Magazine, Fortune, strategy + business, and Wall Street Journal . He is the recipient of two USC Marshall Golden Apple Awards as well as a USC Mellon Mentoring Award.

Ashok Srinivasan

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Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; MBA, University of Delhi; BEng, University of Madras

Ashok Srinivasan's research interests include supply-chain management, nonprofit management, and productivity analysis. His research has appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and Managerial and Decision Economics, including "Leadership and Competition in Network Supply Chains," with P. Majumder, that appeared in Management Science in June 2008.

Ariela Turndorf

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Adjunct Professor of Marketing

MBA, California State University, Long Beach

Ariela N. Turndorf is an award-winning marketing executive and active Chief Marketing Officer with over twenty years of marketing expertise developing results-generating strategies and initiatives to drive revenue. A well-rounded professional with advertising agency background and client-side know-how launching, branding and marketing a variety of products and services, from a cross-section of industries; from banking and insurance to retail and entertainment. Wide experience working for multiple size organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies with focus on domestic and international consumers.

Carl Voigt

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Academic Director for International Business Education and Research & Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

PhD, UCLA; MBA, Andrews University; BA, Pacific Union College

Carl Voigt teaches business policy, competitive strategy, entrepreneurship and venture initiation, and global strategy and international management. He is a three-time winner of the Golden Apple Award, and has served as Associate Dean for the undergraduate, executive MBA, and Marshall MBA programs.

Administrators

Phil Griego

Philip Griego

Assistant Dean

Phil Griego is the assistant dean for Marshall’s in-house team of instructional designers and video production professionals who work with faculty to create Marshall’s online courses. He also serves as program director of the Online MBA, which includes overseeing admissions, advising, and general program management. Over the course of his 20 years at Marshall, he has served in various roles, including Director of Academic & Technology Administration, Director of IT User Support, and interim Chief Technology Officer. Before joining USC, Phil was with the Walt Disney Company for 13 years, which included various leadership positions at the Disneyland Resort. His professional background includes academic administration, information technology, service operations management, and human resource management. He has a BS in business administration from Cal State Long Beach and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business

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Brittany Hawkins

Associate Director