Search Advisory Committee for the New Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy 

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search advisory committee to identify and recruit the next dean to lead the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. The search advisory committee will be co-chaired by Pedro Noguera, Dean of USC Rossier School of Education, and Robin Romans, Associate Vice Provost. The complete committee roster follows this memo. 

This committee is assembled to help us select the best candidate for Price. The school holds a central position in our university community, so the appointment of our next dean, especially in these momentous times, is a priority. We plan to move quickly to find the skilled, visionary, experienced, and nimble leader that is right for the school. 

We will follow the same procedures observed in other dean searches as the search progresses. The committee will review nominations, conduct interviews, and advise me on finalists. Finalists invited to visit campus will meet with multiple constituencies. Members of the USC and Price community asked to interview final candidates will be invited to send their comments regarding the strengths and weaknesses of these candidates to me directly and confidentially. 

We have engaged the search firm WittKieffer to assist us in this important search. You will be invited to nominate possible candidates for the deanship, attend open fora with finalists, and share your thoughts, which you can submit confidentially. We will keep you informed of the search advisory committee’s progress. You can also follow updates at our dean search website. 

Finally, we invite you to join the upcoming listening sessions, outlined below: 

  • Students: Monday, April 22, 12pm – 1pm – RGL 101 and Zoom 
  • Faculty: Monday, April 22, 1pm – 2pm – RGL 101 and Zoom 
  • Staff: Wednesday, April 24, 9am -10am – RGL 101 and Zoom 
  • Alumni/BOC: Wednesday, April 24, 11am -12pm – Zoom only 

Thank you for your participation and support as we work together to seek our next leader to advance Price’s academic excellence and global leadership. 

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy 
Dean Search Advisory Committee 


Dean co-chair: Pedro Noguera, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean’s Chair in Education 

Administrative co-chair: Robin Romans, Associate Vice Provost for the Arts and Academic Affairs 


Emma Aguila, Associate Professor 

Grace Bahng, Professor (Teaching); Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs 

Marlon Boarnet, Professor of Public Policy; Director of METRANS Transportation Consortium 

Geoff Boeing, Assistant Professor 

Moussa Diop, Associate Professor 

Julie Kim, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs 

Hashem Pesaran, John Elliott Distinguished Chair in Economics 

Shui-Yan Tang, Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration; Chair, Department of Public Policy, and Management 

Bryan Tysinger, Research Assistant Professor 

Julie Zissimopoulos, Professor; Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center 

Ex Officio: 

Cara Esposito, Chair of the Price Board of Councilors; Adjunct Associate Professor; Executive Director, Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation 

Caleb Pak, Student, GSG Graduate Senator 

Cc: Pedro Noguera, Dean of USC Rossier School of Education 
 Robin Romans, Associate Vice Provost for the Arts and Academic Affairs