S. Mark Young holds the George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports & Entertainment Business within the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Dr. Young is also a Professor of Accounting in the Leventhal School of Accounting and holds joint appointments as Professor of Management and Organization in the Marshall School of Business, and Professor of Communication and Journalism in the Annenberg School of Communication. Previously, Young served as Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Associate Dean and Academic Director of the Marshall (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. (Accounting) from the University of Pittsburgh.
S. Mark Young studies management accounting control system design in organizations and has conducted research in the automobile, airline, hi-tech, health care, and entertainment industries. He has published in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Academy of Management Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. Mark has served on numerous editorial boards and was an associate editor of The Accounting Review. Mark is a co-winner of the Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award and a three-time winner of the Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award. His textbook, Management Accounting, coauthored with Robert Kaplan, Ella Mae Matsumura and Anthony Atkinson is considered a thought leader in the field. Young has won several teaching awards and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Center for Excellence in Teaching at USC.
Within the Marshall School of Business at USC he developed The Business of the Creative Industries concentration. This is the first curriculum of its kind that blends both the creative and business sides of the entertainment industry. His book with Dr. Drew Pinsky, The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America, was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times Best Seller.
Mark has been interviewed by Howard Stern, Mitch Albom, the New York Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, Scientific American Mind, Newsweek, Time Magazine, The London Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The Economist and the Associated Press, and has appeared on BBC Newsday, The View, CNN’s Situation Room, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, Fox & Friends, ABC News, The Reelz Channel, and comments regularly in the business and entertainment presses.
Most recently, Mark was named Chair of the Oversight Committee for Athletic Academic Affairs (OCAAA) that oversees issues related to student athlete education at USC. He was also named by Pat Haden as the Historian for the USC Men’s Tennis team – the most dominant team to ever play collegiate tennis. Currently he is completing a book on the history of the team