Deepak Bahl serves as the Program Director for the USC Center for Economic Development and Adjunct Associate Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. He has more than 18 years of professional consulting experience and has managed federal, state, and local projects in the areas of community and economic development. His work experience includes strategic planning, business development, project management, teaching at USC, and policy research and analysis. He has conducted research projects for the EDA, EPA, FTA, HUD, NSF, OEA, Caltrans, local governments, and private foundations among others. He received Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business, Master of Planning from the USC Price School of Public Policy, and Master of Architecture from Clemson University.