About Robert B. Turrill, Ph.D.
During the first six years of the program, Robert B. Turrill was both the academic director of the University of Southern California’s MBV program and its leadership instructor. He has been involved in program design, development, and direction and leadership instruction for fifty years at the university level, forty-seven at the Marshall School of Business at USC. He was the associate dean responsible for all of the master’s-level programs at Marshall for almost twenty years. He was responsible for initiating and implementing multiple professional programs, both degree and non-degree, including the EMBA, and national programs for MBA program leaders. He created smaller service-learning programs and courses within the local Los Angeles community. He is the past director of the Presidential Fellows Program at USC, a leadership development program for university graduate students. His MBA and PhD education was at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA in the 1960s in applied behavioral science for management. A recipient of multiple awards for teaching and program innovation, he has developed and taught courses in leadership, organization design, team design and leadership, interpersonal relationships, human resource management, and power and influence. He is currently professor emeritus of clinical management and organization at Marshall, and continues to serve on the MBV board of counselors. He served in the United States Army from 1957 - 1963, including two years active duty.
Bob lives in Los Angeles with his wife and has four grown children.