General Office Contact Information
University of Southern California
Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
3715 McClintock Avenue, GER 240
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0193
Phone: (213) 740-4893
Fax: (213) 740-1120
Carter, Roxanna | Administrative Assistant | (213) 740-4885 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Conley, Crystal | Student Services Advisor - Undergraduate | (213) 740-7549 | email@example.com
Lewis, Shelly | Department Business Manager | (213) 740-4898 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ordaz, Mary | Student Services Advisor - Masters | (213) 740-4886 | email@example.com
Ting, Tiffany | Research Administrator | (213) 821-2902 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(Associate Professor and Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering): Nanomanufacturing & Nanoinformatics, Process Modeling and Control, Quality and Applied Statistics; NSF Career Award.
Research faculty in the Viterbi School of Engineering have no teaching obligation, though many elect to teach up to one course per year. The criteria for research faculty appointments include scholarship and extramural funding commensurate with the research profiles typical of tenured and tenure-track faculty.
Though not a matter of policy, the practices of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering reveal a strong preference for restricting adjunct faculty appointments to individuals with doctoral degrees. Adjunct faculty members are occasionally appointed on the basis of other criteria, such as other graduate credentials or decades of distinguished industry experience. The Epstein Department considers appointing individuals to adjunct faculty ranks on a case-by-case basis, and only if there are compelling rationales that speak to the individual’s strong qualifications for the role. These might include distinguished professional experience, professional honors and awards (such as NAE/NAS/IOM membership), or flag rank.
The unique professional environment that defines the Los Angeles metropolitan area provides the Epstein ISE Department with access to Industry faculty members drawn from the ranks of leading national experts. These full time professionals and industry leaders bring unusual levels of depth, sophistication, and relevance to the various graduate curricula mounted by the Epstein Department.