Marvin Karlins

Marv 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 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 30 books, he has had more than 150 articles published in a wide spectrum of professional, academic and popular journals. Media personnel 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 has served as advisor to several student organizations on campus and worked on developing new pedagogy for business school courses.