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Leading the way

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s dedicated senior leadership team leads students, faculty, and staff in building for what’s next. The Dean’s Office, which includes 13 members, works in conjunction with other senior leaders across Carey to form the school’s Management Council.

Dean's Office

Alexander Triantis

Alexander Triantis


Alexander Triantis is third dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He joined the Carey Business School in 2019. An expert in the areas of corporate financial strategy and valuation, Triantis believes a strong business education for the 21st century should be modeled on a three-prong approach that includes, interdisciplinary collaboration, experiential learning, and online learning.


Valerie Suslow

Vice Dean for Faculty and Research

Valerie Suslow is professor and vice dean for faculty and research, and Teaching & Learning. Suslow’s academic research focuses on the economics of explicit price fixing and cartel operations, specifically the determinants of cartel duration and how organizational features of cartels contribute to their stability. 

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Richard R. Smith, PhD

Vice Dean for Education and Global Partnerships

Rick Smith is professor of practice and vice dean for education and global partnerships. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, he served as the deputy dean of education programs at Singapore Management University, where he was a professor of strategic management. Before joining academia on a full-time basis, he spent more than 30 years in the consulting industry.


Chris Bauman

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Chris Bauman is the associate dean for finance and administration. His responsibilities include the Carey School’s finances, facility operations, human resources, information technology, office space management, and crisis and risk management.

Greg Bowden

Greg Bowden

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

Greg Bowden is the associate dean for development and alumni relations and he leads the school’s fundraising and alumni activities. Bowden has more than 20 years of experience in development and strategic leadership.


Oksana Carlson

Associate Dean for Global Collaborations

Oksana Carlson is associate dean for global collaborations. She provides leadership to the full-time MBA program. Additionally, she oversaw master’s programs, and Carey’s international initiatives. Since 2014, she has focused on initiatives in Asia.

Kelly Farmer Executive Director of Admissions

Kelly Farmer

Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Admissions

Kelly Farmer is assistant dean for recruitment and admissions. She oversees recruitment, application evaluation, and candidate experience for Carey’s MBA, MS, and certificate programs. She also leads the school’s Strategic Enrollment Management Committee.

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D. Jill Green

Associate Dean for Education and Student Experience

D. Jill Green is the associate dean for education and student experience. Green joined Carey as associate dean for student development before taking over leadership of the student recruitment and academic programs.

Brian Gunia

Brian Gunia

Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Brian Gunia is a professor and associate dean for academic programs. He works with Carey’s faculty and staff to ensure curricular excellence across all academic programs.

Justin Habash

Justin Habash

Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning

Justin Habash is assistant dean for Teaching & Learning at the Carey Business School. He leads Teaching & Learning, which works to support and enhance student-centered learning and teaching excellence.

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Kiera Hynninen

Associate Dean for Global Marketing and Communications

Kiera Hynninen is the associate dean for global marketing and communications where she oversees school communications in addition to branding, marketing, creative and communications/public relations. 

Lasse Mertins

Lasse Mertins

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs 

Lasse Mertins is associate dean for faculty affairs. He works with faculty and staff on scheduling and coordinating courses, recruiting part-time faculty, and enhancing support of teaching and research.


Christy Murray

Assistant Dean for Career Development

Christy Murray is assistant dean for career development. She oversees the school’s Career Development Office, which works to prepare students to be competitive candidates in the global business community and strengthens employer relationships to recruit Carey talent across the globe. 

Pamela Williams

Pamela Williams

Assistant Dean for Executive Education

Pamela Williams is assistant dean for executive education. Williams oversees all aspects of Executive Education at Carey and has been instrumental in establishing and growing the program since 2015.

Management Council Members

In addition to Dean’s Office, the leaders below form Carey’s Management Council to ensure the coordinated success of the school’s programs and initiatives.

James Calvin

James Calvin, PhD

Professor of Practice

James R. Calvin, PhD (Communication, Culture, and Phenomenology, New York University) is a Professor in the practice track at Carey Business School with expertise in the areas of leadership development, community economic development and nonprofit organizations.

Andrew Ching

Andrew Ching, PhD


Andrew Ching, PhD (University of Minnesota), is a full professor at Carey Business School with expertise in the areas of marketing, economics, and health.  He is also jointly appointed at the Department of Economics, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Samartha Phifer

Director of Campus Operations

Samartha Phifer is director for campus operations. She oversees a staff of events, operations, and facilities professionals at our two campuses in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and leads business continuity planning for the school. 

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Karen Sentementes

Executive Director for Human Resources and Talent Management

Karen Sentementes is executive director for human resources and talent management. She partners with Carey Business School leadership, staff, and faculty on human capital needs, including hiring, retention, employee relations, and talent development.  

Mindi Shepheard

Mindi Shephard

Director of Institutional Data and Analytics

Mindi Shephard is director of institutional data and analytics. She oversees the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data in support of the business school’s accreditation standards, assurance of learning, planning, and decision making.