Meet the Full-Time MBA Program Team

Scott Abrams

Scott Abrams, Academic Director, Full-Time MBA Program 

Scott Abrams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics. He specializes in corporate finance, financial analysis and valuation, and portfolio management. Professor Abrams teaches these subjects in the MBA, MS Finance, and Undergraduate programs. He is a two-time winner of the Golden Apple Teaching Award for the Full-Time MBA Core Program (2016 and 2021). Prior to joining the faculty at USC Marshall, he worked in the corporate finance groups at Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. and is an alumnus of Deloitte. He is a CFA Charterholder and is a licensed CPA.

Leticia Porter

Leticia Porter, Assistant Dean and Director
Full-Time MBA Program

Leticia is responsible for student affairs functions for full-time MBA students, including academic services, student life and student engagement.

Janella Chiang

Janella Chiang, Academic Services Manager
Full-Time MBA Program

Janella manages the first-year experience and academic services for full-time MBA students, including registration, degree progress, academic advising and core course coordination.

Kat Lopez

Kat Lopez, Assistant Director
Full-Time MBA Program

Kat manages academic services for the second-year full-time MBA students, including registration, degree progress, and academic advising. She is also responsible for student life programming, including the Marshall Business Competition Program, leadership programs and student organization management. 

Asia Chesley

Asia Chesley, Student Services Assistant
Full-Time MBA Program

Asia is responsible for front office and student academic support, including front desk administrative operations and student inquiry triage. She also provides support to our academic team, answering general advising questions, assisting with registration, and helping with core course coordination.