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Retiree Spotlight

Louise Ball

Louise Ball retired from USC and went on to run her own business managing non-profit medical associations dedicated to advancing continuing medical education for physicians.

George Bekey

George Bekey

Although he was ready to retire from the university after 40 years as a full-time faculty member, Dr. George Bekey continues to be active in his community and in his profession.

Joy Garrison Cauffman

Dr. Joy Garrison Cauffman served three U.S. presidents: Consultant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Council on Physical Fitness; Consultant, John F. Kennedy’s Council on Physical Fitness; and Member, Richard M. Nixon’s Committee on Health Education.

Hal W. Hendrick

After retiring from USC in 1996, Hal Hendrick spent 10 years operating a private consulting firm in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Michael H. Halloran

After 31 years in various positions at USC, Mike retired in 1997 as Associate Vice President for Government Affairs.


John E. Wills, Jr.

John E. Wills, Jr, “Jack” (deceased January 13, 2017) to all his friends and colleagues, was Professor Emeritus of History at USC. He continues scholarly activity, with two important edited volumes published since retirement, and scholarly papers given from Barbados to Tuebingen to Athens to Hong Kong.

curren warf

Curren W. Warf

Dr. Curren W. Warf retired from the Division of Adolescent Medicine Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to take a position as Head of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

Ron Violette

Ron Violette worked at the Southern California Safety Institute in Torrance, CA, for four years after retiring from USC.

Irene Fertik

Worked for the USC News Service/USC Public Relations as the staff photographer for the faculty/staff weekly, USC Chronicle, from 1987 to 2002. I

Robert B. Kaplan

Robert B. Kaplan is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Southern California. He was the founding editor of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics and has served as an editor of the applied linguistics entries for both the first and second editions of the International Encyclopedia of Linguistics.

Robert Tranquada

Dr. Robert Tranquada came to USC in 1959 as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Fellow in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the School of Medicine working his way up to the position of Medical Director of the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and Associate Dean where he remained from 1969 to 1976.

Frances Lomas Feldman

Professor Frances Lomas Feldman joined the USC faculty as a full-time faculty member at the School of Social Work in 1954 where she remained until her retirement in 1982.