AOA | USC APEX Leadership Certificate Program: Faculty

About University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Executive Education

With a long history of developing leadership programs for the healthcare industry, the AOA is honored to partner with the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Executive Education (USC MSBEE) to launch the APEX Leadership Program. USC is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the United States and is recognized for its intellectually rigorous, engaging, and cutting-edge curriculum.

Arvind Bhambri, DBA

Faculty Director for Executive 
Education, Associate Professor 
of Management and Organization


Arvind Bhambri, DBA specializes in strategic change, competitive strategy, global business development, and leadership. He has twice received the Golden Apple Award for MBA instruction. In a 2008 special report on executive MBA programs by the Wall Street Journal, Professor Bhambri was profiled as one of fourteen best EMBA professors worldwide. In 2009, he received the Evan C. Thompson Award for Learning and Teaching Innovation. Professor Bhambri has served on the faculty of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, Bocconi University, University of Hawaii’s Advanced Management Program, and the Owner Managed Business Institute in Boston.

Geoffrey Joyce, PhD

Director, Health Policy, USC Schaeffer Center
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, USC School of Pharmacy
Associate Professor, USC School of Pharmacy


Geoffrey Joyce, PhD is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed articles, reports and book chapters, and his research has been published in leading medical, economic, health policy and statistics journals. Dr. Joyce’s research focuses on the costs of medical care and the role of insurance. He published a series of studies in JAMA examining the impact of alternative pharmacy benefit designs on prescription drug utilization and spending. Other studies by Dr. Joyce have examined the lifetime costs of chronic disease, smoking cessation, the cost-effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy or HIV-infected patients, and differences in medical care utilization and costs under alternative financing arrangements and treatment settings. He recently received an CMS Innovation grant that integrates clinical pharmacy into primary care.  His current research is examining the impacts of Medicare Part D, prior authorization policies, and pricing in health care markets. Dr. Joyce’s work has been featured in several major print, television and radio news media outlets.  

David Logan, PhD

Lecturer, Management and Organization

David Logan, PhD is a Senior  Lecturer at USC Marshall  School of Business, and  New York Times bestselling author.

He is co-founder and president of CultureSync, a management consulting firm focused on the intersection of strategy and culture. CultureSync has consulted dozens of Fortune 500 companies, major nonprofits, and governments around the world. He has been on the USC faculty since 1996 and has a PhD in Organizational Communication from the Annenberg School at USC. Dr. Logan authored or co-authored six books, including the bestseller Tribal Leadership and The Three Laws of Performance.

Kyle Mayer, PhD, MS 

Professor of Management and Organization


Kyle Mayer, PhD, MS studies how firms govern relationships with other firms, with particular attention to the contract and its role in establishing a framework for the relationship. His research has been published in Organizational Science, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. He served on the editorial board of Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, and Strategic Management Journal
 
He received a Golden Apple Award in 2003, Marshall’s Educator of the Year Award in 2006, and a Mellon Mentoring Award from USC in 2006.

Sabrina Pasztor, PhD

Assistant Professor, Business Communication

Sabrina Pasztor, PhD focuses her research on digital and mass communication, (media history, media economics, and the media industry, specifically television programming; gender studies (organizational representations, discourse, workplace, and pay equity), and popular culture. Her pedagogical expertise in academia includes strategic professional communication, business case analysis, the media industry/history and fandom, and general communication. She is the author of several book chapters on the media industry, social media/technology and audience engagement. Prior to academia, Dr. Pasztor was a Senior Strategic Management Consultant at Pricewaterhouse LLP and IMB, implementing global organizational, communication and training strategy for Fortune 500 clients.