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Mark Mallinger Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Mark Mallinger, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Applied Behavioral Science
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Graziadio Business School


As a consultant, Dr. Mallinger specializes in management development and organizational change specifically related to corporate culture. An experienced educator in the fields of organizational behavior, management theory, and human relations, Dr. Mallinger previously taught at Pepperdine's Seaver College, where he was awarded the Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award in 1993.

Mallinger currently serves as director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. The Center aims to advance the School's understanding of marketplace dynamics affecting working professionals given current and future economic challenges, while also enhancing teaching effectiveness in delivering business education that has relevant and practical value and affirms a higher purpose for business practice.

He also served as an Irvine Foundation Fellow in the area of multicultural training and a Sears-Roebuck Fellow integrating non-western perspectives into academic disciplines. His research has been published in several journals including the Journal of Organizational Change Management, the Advanced Management Journal, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Review.


  • University of Southern California, Doctor of Philosophy
  • California State University, Northridge, Master of Science

  • California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Science


  • "Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change", co-authored with Don Goodwin & Tetsuya O'Hara, Graziadio Business Report, January 2009
  • "The Trader Joe's Experience", co-authored with Gerry Rossy, Graziadio Business Report, April 2007
  • "Graziadio Faculty Discuss Ethics", co-authored with Linnea McCord, Kurt Motamedi, Steven M. Sommer, Ray Valadez & Ariane David, Graziadio Business Report, April2006
  • "Corruption Across Borders," co-authored with Gerry Rossy & Diane Singel, Graziadio Business Report, May 2005.
  • "National Culture: Influence on Acts of Corruption," co-authored with Diane Singel & Gerard Rossy, Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management International Conference, June 2005.
  • "Using Emotional Intelligence to Cope with Tough Times," co-authored with Jeff Banks, Graziadio Business Report, January 2003
  • "Film as a Lens for Teaching Culture, Balancing Concepts, Ambiguity and Paradox," co-authored with Gerry Rossy, Journal of Management Education, 2003.

2005 – Outstanding Teaching – Acknowledgement, Graziadio School of Business

2002 – John Nicks Memorial Service Award, Graziadio School of Business

1993 – Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow

Graziadio Business Review

Big Data Decision Making

UPDATE: Management Skills for the 21st Century

Ethics in Motion by Justin M. Paperny

Leading Culture Change: What Every CEO Needs to Know by Christopher S. Dawson

Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration by Stewart Levine

Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change

The Trader Joe’s Experience

Corruption Across Borders

Conversation with Gemstar-TV Guide International’s Jeff Shell

Use Emotional Intelligence to Cope in Tough Times

Conversation with Trader Joe’s John Shields

The Learning Organization in Practice

Management Skills for the 21st Century

Personality Traits and Workplace Culture