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Johns Hopkins Carey Business School recognizes wholeheartedly that our most valuable asset is our award-winning, industry-leading faculty. They are researchers, practitioners, thought-leaders, publishers, problem-solvers, innovation-drivers, and boundary-pushers. They are on the cutting-edge of their industries, and they are eager to meet you.
Instructors personally develop the courses they teach. As such, they are ready to engage with you, learn with you, work with you, and eat with you, too. They are instructors, mentors, classmates, councilors, supporters, and business partners—overall, a great addition to your professional network.
Get to know our faculty before you meet them. See detailed bios below.
FEDERICO M. BANDI, PHD
James Carey Professor in Business, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Federico M. Bandi, PhD, joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2009. As a Professor in the research track, he focuses on financial econometrics, continuous-time asset pricing, and empirical market microstructure. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from Yale University.
Laurie Churchman, Principal of Designlore, has more than 25 years of branding and corporate design experience. She has been recognized by Communication Arts, Creativity, How Magazine, PDN: Nikon, and UCDA, among others. An AIGA Fellow, she holds a BS from the University of Delaware, an MFA from Yale University, and a certificate from AIGA/Harvard Business School Design Leaders program. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design at MICA and Philadelphia University.
STEVEN D. COHEN
Assistant Professor and Academic Program Director for Executive Education, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Steven D. Cohen, PhD, is an accomplished scholar and dynamic trainer whose research focuses on persuasive communication and effective presentation skills. He has been quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, Slate, Huffington Post, Inc., and New York Magazine and was featured in the BBC Radio documentary, “Churchill’s Secret Cabinet.” He has authored two books—Public Speaking: The Path to Success and Lessons from the Podium: Public Speaking as a Leadership Art—and is the editor of Speaking for Success: Readings and Resources, a collection of essential articles on the art of public speaking. Prior to his academic career, Cohen was an assistant vice president and team leader at Bank of America and a senior strategy consultant at IBM Global Business Services. He holds a PhD in communication from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.
Greg Conderacci helps organizations answer customers’ key questions like: “Why should I trust you?” In addition to his work at Carey, he also teaches marketing at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Greg was Chief Marketing Officer for Alex. Brown (America's Oldest Investment Bank). He was also Director of Marketing for Price Waterhouse’s IT consulting practice in the Mid-Atlantic and acted as the Mid-Atlantic Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Prudential’s managed care operations. As a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Greg covered the economy from the paper’s Washington Bureau. Later, he created several innovative programs for the poor of Maryland, including Our Daily Bread, the state’s largest soup kitchen. He is the author of Getting UP! Supercharging Your Energy, which shares his high-energy, identity-based strategies to accomplish more in less time, reduce stress, and achieve work-life balance. A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, he was editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Brian Gunia, PhD, is an award-winning associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Brian’s research, which focuses on negotiation, ethical decision-making, and sleep, has been published in several academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Annual Review of Psychology. Popular media outlets including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes have also featured his work. Founder of the Carey School’s Business in Government Initiative, he also authors the blog “Life’s Negotiable.” Brian holds a PhD in Management from Northwestern University.
ERIK HELZER, PHD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Erik Helzer, PhD, is an award-winning Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. His research focuses on moral character, ethical behavior, and belief accuracy. His awards include the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Student Publication Award and the Sage Graduate Fellowship at Cornell University. His research has been published in many prestigious academic journals, including Theory and Research in Education, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. He has a profound understanding of conflict management and how to navigate through different conflicts with psychological nuances in both business and social environments. He holds a PhD in Social Psychology from Cornell University.
Assistant Professor of Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Sharon Kim, PhD, focuses her research on the creativity of individuals and groups in organizations. Several academic journals have published her research, including the Journal of Experimental Psychology. Her work has also been featured in popular media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and Fast Company. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University.
JIM KYUNG-SOO LIEW, PHD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, PhD, is a prominent FinTech Data Scientist and Assistant Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. His research pushes the boundaries of economic study, focusing on the intersection of social media, big data, and financial markets. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management where he co-authored the most read Invited Editorial, "iGDP?". Liew serves as the Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory and has received the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence in 2015 and 2016. He holds a PhD in Finance from Columbia University.
JONATHAN M. LINKS
Vice Provost and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Johns Hopkins University
Jonathan M. Links, PhD, is a medical physicist, Vice Provost, and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Johns Hopkins University. He currently holds joint professorial appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the School of Medicine, in the School of Education, in the Whiting School of Engineering, and in the Carey Business School. Dr. Links directs the Center for Public Health Preparedness, serves as Deputy Director of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, and is currently Baltimore City’s emergency preparedness expert, working with the health, fire, and police departments. Also a leading researcher, he has published more than 135 original scientific papers and one textbook. He holds a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Medical Physics from U.C. Berkeley.
CHRISTOPHER G. MYERS
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Christopher G. Myers, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Management and Organization discipline at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, and Core Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on individual learning, leadership development, and innovation, with particular attention to how people learn vicariously and share knowledge in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive work environments.
Myers’ research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management Proceedings, and the Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations. He has received awards from scholarly organizations including the Academy of Management and has been featured in best-selling books such as Work Rules! by Google's Laszlo Bock, as well as in various media outlets.
ROBERT (BOB) OLSEN
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of North Star Group, LLC and Comprehensive Applied Security Solutions, LLC (COMPASS)
Robert (Bob) Olsen is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, currently serving as a board member on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Mr. Olsen served as vice president of Program Management and Corporate Services for Corvis/Broadwing Communications and regional engineering manager at Verizon. He co-founded COMPASS and North Star Group, a cybersecurity consulting firm offering system engineering and IT systems solutions in the commercial, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to Verizon, Mr. Olsen was a non-commissioned officer in the 82nd Airborne Division, United States Army. He holds a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems and a Master of Business Administration from the Carey Business School.
Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Adriano Pianesi has 20 years of leadership development, team coaching, and change experience built on capacity development, possibility thinking, and sound strategy. A member of the Society for Organizational Learning, Adriano holds an MBA in Communication/Group Dynamics from the University of Milan. Adriano trained at Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and the Art of Hosting, where he refined his repertoire of experiential and innovative teaching practices.
His consulting practice has helped leaders work for change by harnessing the powers of conflict, diversity, and complexity. Among his clients are Microsoft, Philip Morris International, The World Bank Group, Rotary International, Pan-American Health Organization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, U.S. Marine Corps.
Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD is a world-renowned patient safety champion, a practicing critical care physician, and prolific researcher, publishing more than 800 peer review publications. He is an advisor to the World Health Organizations’ World Alliance for Patient Safety and regularly addresses to the U.S. Congress on patient safety issues. His scientific work on reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives and led to his being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people and recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2008.
Dr. Pronovost was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2011. He writes a regular column for the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He is the Johns Hopkins Medicine Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality and the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
GLEN L. STEINBACH
Senior Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Glen L. Steinbach, MBA, is the Senior Associate Dean, Finance, and Administration, for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Mr. Steinbach is the architect of the risk management program at Carey Business School and accordingly serves on the Johns Hopkins Institutional Risk Management committee. Over his career, Steinbach has served as CEO, CFO, and COO of various companies founded two startups of his own and has expanded Johns Hopkins’ Technology Transfer function. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University of Maryland.
KATHLEEN M. SUTCLIFFE
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, PhD, is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Business and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She researches how organizations and their members cope with uncertainty and unexpected surprises, and how organizations can be designed to be more reliable and resilient. She is currently investigating these issues in health care as well as in wild-land firefighting, oil and gas exploration, and other dynamic high-risk industries. She holds a PhD in Management with a focus on Organizational Behavior and Theory from the University of Texas, Austin.