Marvin Karlins

Room: BSN 3213
Phone: (813) 974-1746
Fax: (813) 905-9964

A professor in the Department of Information Systems Decision Sciences, Marvin Karlins teaches the mass lecture Principles of Management class required of all business majors. He has also taught behavior-oriented courses in psychology and management which emphasize personal growth and interpersonal effectiveness. Twice named Outstanding Teacher of the Year for the Muma College of Business, Karlins has also received USF's President's Award for Outstanding Achievement.

His varied research interests include stress and time management, leadership, motivation, aviation crew resource management, interpersonal effectiveness, aging, and the psychology of gambling. The author of 28 books, he has had more than 200 articles published in a wide spectrum of professional, academic and popular journals. Media worldwide seek his expertise for radio and television interviews.

Karlins holds a BA from the University of Minnesota (Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude) and a PhD from Princeton University. He was an instructor at Princeton University and taught at the University of Pittsburgh, City College of CUNY, and Southern Illinois University. In addition, he has served as a special consultant for Singapore Airlines for 20 years, training employees at all levels in operations, customer service, teamwork, communication, and interpersonal effectiveness.


Recent Research


Professor Karlins continues his efforts to ensure that a gift from the Exide Corporation and matching state funds be used to establish an endowed professorship of ethics in the USF Muma College of Business.