USC Price School of Public Policy

Jeffrey W. Talley

Professor of the Practice of Public Policy & Engineering

Ph.D. in Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University

Expertise

Intersection of engineering, business and public policy, including public-private partnerships, and technology’s impact on society, business, and government

Biographical sketch

Lieutenant General (Retired) Talley has over 35 years of global experiences in largescale organizational leadership, global geo-politics, data/analytics and technology, and the environment. His diverse career spans the public, private, and academic sectors, coupled with periods of active and reserve military service as a Citizen-Soldier. His current work emphasizes the integration of engineering, business, and public policy for holistic applications through public, private, partnerships. Areas of focus include cyber security, digitization, artificial intelligence, government-business interactions, and leadership.

Lt. Gen. Talley joined University of Southern California in July 2017 as a Professor of Practice in the Price School of Public Policy and the Viterbi School of Engineering, with an additional appointment as Scholar-in-Residence, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, Marshall School of Business. He teaches, researches, and writes about public private partnerships with emphasis on the impact technology is having on society, business, and government. He has served as tenured faculty at the University of Notre Dame and Southern Methodist University, and as adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins University.

Lt. Gen. Talley is also Vice President, Global Public Sector, IBM Global Business Services and a Global Fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He consults with The P3i Group and is a member of General Electric’s Military Advisory Board. Prior to his current appointments, he was an Advanced Leadership Fellow and Cabot House Scholar-in Residence at Harvard University. He retired from military service in 2016.

Lt. Gen. Talley received his Ph.D. in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his Executive M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, England. He also holds multiple master degrees in engineering, strategic studies, liberal arts, and religious studies. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), and a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE).