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USC Marshall professors receive Mellon Awards

USC Marshall Professors Receive Mellon Awards

Two professors from the USC Marshall School of Business have been honored with Mellon Mentoring Awards this year.

University Professor Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and a professor of management and organization at USC Marshall, received the award for his work with undergraduate students. Mark Young, the George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports Entertainment Business and a professor of accounting, received the award for his work with graduate students.

“Warren Bennis and Mark Young are invaluable teachers and mentors at USC Marshall,” dean James G. Ellis said. “These awards reflect their unwavering commitment to educating the next generation of leaders.”

The Mellon Awards, presented at a ceremony on April 19 at the University Club, recognize faculty members who provide counsel to promote academic and professional success, and who help create a vital and engaged academic community in their school and at USC.

Bennis, a well-known leadership expert, is a lecturer, consultant and writer. He has been an adviser to four U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. He is the author of numerous books, including On Becoming a Leader, and chairs the advisory board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Bennis has co-taught a highly popular course with USC President Emeritus Steven B. Sample on the theory and practice of leadership to juniors and seniors, which will be offered again this fall.

Mark Young studies management control system design in organizations and has conducted research in the automobile, airline, hi-tech and entertainment industries. His book with Drew Pinsky, The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America, was a New York Times bestseller. Young is a co-winner of the Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award and has twice received the Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award. He is a distinguished fellow at the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching and has won several teaching awards.

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