Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication
University of Southern California
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Business Decision Making
Stephen received his B.A. in Government and History at Claremont McKenna College, his M.A. in Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics here at USC. While an undergraduate, he began working at Disneyland in what he thought would be just a summer job. He ended up spending twelve years with The Walt Disney Company, the first six at the theme park and the second at the Studio, the corporate site in Burbank. At the Studio, he worked in a variety of positions in human resources, including in-house training, professional hiring, retirement counseling, and employee relations. He has spent considerable time in the teaching and administration of the different versions of Writing 340, the upper-division writing requirement at USC, including Business Writing 340, tailored to the specific educational and professional communication needs of Business students. As part of the faculty in the Department of Business Communication at USC Marshall, he currently teaches oral presentation skills and communication strategy through BUAD 302, business ethics in BUCO 425, and the core communication class, GSBA 542, to the MBA.PM students, as well as the graduate communications elective BUCO 503. His scholarly interests include professional ethics—particularly business ethics and the integration of their teaching into the USC Marshall School of Business curriculum—as well as effective approaches to mediating disputes in the workplace.