S. Mark Young

S. Mark Young holds the George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports and Entertainment Business. He is also Professor of Accounting and holds joint appointments as Professor of Management and Organization in the Marshall School of Business and Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. In addition, he heads Marshall's Entertainment Concentration. Previously, he served as Associate Dean and Academic Director of the Marshall MBA Program. He received an A.B. from Oberlin College (Economics), an M. Acc. from the Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. (Accounting) from the University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Young teaches management accounting in the Marshall MBA and Ph.D. programs at USC but is also in the process of developing a new course on entertainment management. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation and he has published in a variety of business journals. Currently he is a member of several editorial boards and was past Associate Editor for the Accounting Review. In 2003, Young won the Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award for his book, Implementing Management Innovations: Lessons Learned from Activity Based Manufacuring in the U.S. Automobile Industry (co-authored with Shannon Anderson, Kluwer Academic Press, 2001). Young and colleague Frank Selto also won the award in 1994.

Professor Young has been the recipient of four outstanding teaching awards at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the Golden Apple Teaching Award at USC. In 2003 the fourth edition of his textbook, Management Accounting (co-authored with Robert Kaplan, Tony Atkinson) and the accompanying text, Readings in Management Accounting will be published in by Prentice Hall. He also coauthored Blast Off! Rockets, Robots, Ray Guns and Rarities from the Golden Age of Space Toys (with Mike Richardson and Steve Duin, Dark Horse Books, 2001), a volume on the social history of vintage space toys.

As a CET Fellow, Professor Young focuses his attention on mentoring graduate students and faculty members who desire to improve their teaching effectiveness by honing their presentation skills, developing their own personal teaching styles, and creating a disciplined, but exciting and enjoyable classroom environment.