Professor of Education
Expert in international accounting, and managing change in academic institutions
Dr. Michael Diamond served as vice president and executive vice provost at USC through June 2005 following his initial appointment as vice provost for planning and budget in 1995. In those positions he was responsible for oversight of the university’s academic planning and budgeting process, strategic planning, institutional research, selection of academic deans, space planning, crisis management, student athlete academic advisement and responsibility for USC’s five international offices. Earlier, Diamond served as dean of the USC Leventhal School of Accounting and as director of the school’s SEC and Financial Reporting Institute.
He has published articles in Change and co-authored two monographs on academic leadership and crisis management in higher education. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting and The European Accounting Review.
Diamond served as president of the American Accounting Association in 1998-1999. He has taught at California State University, Los Angeles, and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA. He has taught in executive education programs for a number of international accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies. He is the recipient of the California Society of CPAs Faculty Excellence Award (1993) and was named as one of the “Top100 Most Influential People in Accounting” in both the fall 1997 and 1998 issues of Accounting Today. He continues to serve on the boards of USC’s Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, USC Hillel, and KUSC Radio.
He received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the UCLA.
Honors and Awards:
- Named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by
- Accounting Today, for both 1997 and 1998
- Faculty Excellence Award, California Society of CPAs, 1993
- Grant Thornton Fellow, 1990 – 1994
- Faculty Merit Award, California Society of CPAs, 1989
- Meritorious Service Award, California State University, Los Angeles, 1984
- Honorable Mention, Outstanding Professor, School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, May 1982
- Outstanding Manuscript Award, Los Angeles Chapter,National Association of Accountants, April 1980
- Outstanding Accounting Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, 1978
- Arthur Andersen UCLA Teaching Associate Award, 1975, 1977
- American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 1975
- CPA Certificate, California, 1971
- Intermediate Accounting: Financial Reporting and Analysis, 2nd Edition Houghton Mifflin Co. with Curt Norton and Don Pagach, (January 2006).
- Intermediate Accounting: Financial Reporting and Analysis, Houghton Mifflin Co. with Curt Norton and Don Pagach, (February 2005).
- Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis, 6th Ed., South-Western Publishing Co. with James D. Stice and Earl K. Stice, (February 2003).
- Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis, 5th Ed., South-Western Publishing Co. with James D. Stice and Earl K. Stice, (July 1999).
- Academic Leadership: Turning Vision into Reality , with Michael R. Moore, Ernst & Young Foundation (October 2000).
- The Challenge of Change in Business Education , with Michael R. Moore, Ernst & Young Foundation (November 1996).
- "How Prepared are America’s Colleges and Universities for Major Crises?” with Ian Mitroff and Murat Alpasan, Change Magazine, ( January/February 2006)
- “Accounting Education, Research and Pract ice: After Enron Where Do We Go?” European Accounting Review (July 2005)
- “Academic Scorecard,”Change Magazine, with Harold F. O’Neill, Jr., Estela Maria Bensimon, and Michael R. Moore, (November/December 1999).