S. Mark Young
S. Mark Young holds the KPMG Professor of Accounting and is also Professor of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Previously, Dr. Young served as the Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Associate Dean and Academic Director of the Marshall MBA (Full-Time MBA) Program. Professor Young received an A.B. from Oberlin College (Economics), an M. Acc. from the Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Young has published research in a variety of journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and the Journal of Accounting Research. Currently, he is on the editorial board of four major journals and was past Associate Editor for The Accounting Review. Much of his research has been sponsored by major research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International, and The Institute of Management Accountants. In 1994, Young and coauthor Professor Frank Selto won the Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award. His most recent book is Implementing Management Innovations: Lessons Learned from Activity-Based Manufacturing in the US. Automobile Industry (coauthored with Shannon Anderson, Kluwer Academic Press, 2001). This book won the Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award for 2003. Dr. Young has extensive executive teaching and consulting experience having taught in executive programs for DaimlerChrysler, Texas Instruments, Shell Oil, AMGEN and British Airways. Most recently, Dr. Young has had consulting or research relationships with the First Data Corporation, the Chrysler Corporation, Texas Instruments, and Southwest Airlines. He has won four outstanding teaching awards at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the Golden Apple Teaching Award at USC. In 2003, Professor Young was named a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Excellence in Teaching at USC. Only five faculty members across all academic departments at USC received this award. Professor Young also maintains an interest in popular culture particularly in the areas of science fiction and vintage space toys. He has written articles for Filmfax Magazine-The Magazine of Unusual Film and Television, The Old Toy Soldier, and The Scoop (an online magazine devoted to popular culture). Recently, he and coauthors Mike Richardson and Steve Duin published, Blast Off! Rockets, Robots, Ray Guns, and Rarities from the Golden Age of Space Toys (Dark Horse Books, 2001) a volume on the social history of vintage space toys. This book served as the museum show catalog for Blast Off! Space Toys and the American Imagination at The California Center for the Arts in Escondido, California in 2001 and accompanied another major show at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2002.