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Julian Dalzell brings more than 43 years experience as a senior executive with Shell, one of the world’s most admired companies for its human resources. His work has encompassed a wide range of specialist and senior leadership roles at the country, regional and global level. Selected as the Outstanding Professor for the MHR program in 2012. He teaches HR in the global firm as well as co-teaching OD and consulting, where he mentors the workgroups delivering real solutions to real problems to companies that are partners with the Moore School.

Anthony Nyberg has won numerous awards, including the 2015 Early Career Achievement Award, the 2009 Ralph Alexander Dissertation Award, and the 2009 Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management's Human Resources Division. Prior to his academics career, he was the managing partner in a financial services firm. USC recognized him as a “Rising Star” and he teaches compensation and negotiations. Dr. Nyberg teaches Management of Compensation within the MHR Program.

Rob Ployhart has won numerous awards, including the 2013 William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the 2009 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Applied Psychology from the American Psychological Association and the Best Paper of 2006 Award from the Journal of Management. He also has an active applied practice, having developed staffing systems for a variety of clients in both the private and public sectors. USC recognized him as a “Rising Star” and his teaching has been recognized by receiving the Alfred G. Smith, Jr., Excellence in Teaching Award. He teaches staffing in the MHR program.

Patrick Wright was named by HR Magazine as one of the Top 20 International Thought Leaders in HR in 2010 and 2011 for his ability to bridge the research-practice divide. He is a Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Human Resources and was the lead editor for the book "The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders." He teaches business strategy and HR in the MHR program.

Brian Klaas has published extensively in the area of labor and employee relations. His research has been funded by grants from organizations such as SHRM, the UpJohn Institute, and the Gevity Institute. He has been named MHR Outstanding Professor and worked to help the MHR program build relationships with leading organizations through his role as director of the Riegel and Emory HR Center. He currently serves as senior associate dean for the Moore School and teaches labor relations in the MHR program.
Dan Ellzey
Dan Ellzey is a partner in the Columbia office for Fisher and Phillips LLP. He practices both labor and employment law. He has been involved in some of the highest profile union campaigns and elections in the United States. He has been recognized in South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2008, and was selected by his peers to be one of Greater Columbia Business Monthly's 2010 Legal Elite. He teaches business employment law in the MHR program.

Elizabeth Ravlin is the Faculty Director of the PMBA Program at the Moore School, she earned her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. She studies cross-cultural employment relationships and interpersonal interactions at work, and her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Management and the Journal of International Business Studies. She is an Associate Editor for the Human Resources Management Review, serves as a consulting editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, and on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Management. She teaches "Managing Cross Border Teams" and "Competing through People," electives in the program. 
Ann Weiser
Ann Weiser is an accomplished and highly experienced global business executive with a career that spans more than 30 years. Ann was chief human resources officer at Activision Blizzard, the worldwide leader in interactive entertainment. Prior to joining Activision, Ann was chief human resources officer at U.S. Foods and a key member of this $30 billion company’s executive leadership team. She now serves on the Riegel and Emory Human Resources Advisory Board and is the advisor for the USC SHRM chapter.

Mark Maltarich joined the Darla Moore School of Business in 2013 as assistant professor of management. He earned his Ph.D. in business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from DePaul University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Northwestern University. Mark's research interests include teams and team processes, the development and value of human capital, and entrepreneurship. His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Research Policy. He teaches consulting and organizational development in the MHR program.
Audrey Korsgaard
Audrey Korsgaard is a professor of management and organizational behavior at the Moore School. She received her Ph.D. degree in psychology from New York University. Dr. Korsgaard joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina in 1991, and previously taught at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. She studies leadership and teams, and her work appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology and Strategic Management Journal. She is the Academic Director of the MHR Program and teaches organizational behavior, an elective in the program, and supervises internships.
Sherry Thatcher
Sherry Thatcher received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has received many awards, including the Best Paper of the Year Award in 2011 from the International Association of Conflict Management for an article published in The Academy of Management Journal, Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2011, Academy of Management Review Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2011, and Faculty Excellence Award in 2010. She is a professor of business administration and a Moore Business Partnership Foundation fellow in the Management Department of the Moore School. She teaches organizational behavior, an elective in the program.

Paul Bliese is an associate professor of management and organizational behavior at the Moore School. He joined the faculty in 2015 after 22 years as a research psychologist for the U.S. Army. Dr. Bliese studies stress, leadership, well-being, and performance and has led efforts to advance statistical methods and apply analytics to complex organizational data. He developed and maintains the multilevel package for the open-source statistical programming language R, and has been influential in advancing organizational multilevel theory. He teaches Metrics and Research Methods in the MHR program.

Sally Fulkert is the Managing Director of the MHR program and also teaches the Financial Policies course within the program. She received her Master's in Accountancy from the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduation, Sally obtained her CPA and worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP as an auditor for six years. She then transitioned into an HR generalist role at Deloitte for five years and obtained her SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) certification. She is experienced in forecasting, solving staffing concerns, recruiting, training, HR generalist matters, as well as expertise in accounting and leading in a team environment.

Faculty Quotes

I joined the University of South Carolina's MHR department because of the world renowned faculty, and the commitment on the part of the administration, faculty, and our business partners to continually improving the internationally oriented and recognized masters program." - Anthony Nyberg, Ph.D.

The MHR program boasts the best strategic HR faculty in the world. It has world class researchers adept at translating their research into practice combined with senior HR executives who bring broad and deep experience into the classroom. In addition, through the Riegel & Emory Center, students get a chance to learn from senior HR practitioners as well as develop a network of contacts for internships and full-time placements." - Patrick Wright, Ph.D.

I came to work at USC for three reasons. I was hugely impressed with the professors that I met during the interview process. Outstanding minds and a real care for the learning of their students. I was impressed by the students that were working in my Company and with the ones that I met at Riegel & Emory Board meetings. I loved being given the chance to add some new dimensions to the program and be given the freedom to do so as we progress on the path to becoming recognized as one of the top MHR programs in the country." - Julian Dalzell