Ian I. Mitroff
Ian I. Mitroff is the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy at Marshall
School of Business, University of Southern California. He is also the founder of the USC Center for Crisis Management and
President of Comprehensive Crisis Management, a consulting firm that works with Fortune 500 companies, major governmental
agencies as one of the founders of the discipline of crisis management. In addition to his work in crisis management, Dr. Mitroff
has helped organizations design and implement information systems for worldwide market intelligence for new products and
services, organizational structures and corporate cultures, international business strategies, and public policy.
He is the author of more than 250 papers and articles and 21 books on a wide range of topics, including crisis management,
business policy, corporate culture, contemporary media, current events, foreign affairs, nuclear deterrence, organizational change,
spirituality in the workplace, and strategic planning. Among his books are A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America, Smart Thinking
for Crazy Times, The Essential Guide to Managing Corporate Crises, Framebreak, and The Unbounded Mind. Dr. Mitroff is
a frequent keynote speaker at national conventions of professional and public organizations and has lectured to academic, corporate,
and government leaders in more than twenty countries. He has appeared on many national radio and television shows,
including Window on Wall Street, Financial News Network, CNN, and National Public Radio’s Marketplace. He has been a
Fellow of the Academy of Mangement, President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (1992-1993), and a Fellow
of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Mitroff earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California.