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.
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.
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.
Vice Dean for Education
Kevin Frick is professor and vice dean for education. He leads the Carey Office of Education, which includes the Registrar’s Office and the Office of Institutional Data and Analytics, as well as all aspects of student development and services, advising, financial aid administration, admissions and academic programs, and international collaboration efforts.
Vice Dean for Corporate and Global Partnerships
Rick Smith is professor of practice and vice dean for corporate 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.
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.
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.
Assistant Dean for Global Collaborations
Oksana Carlson is assistant 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.
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Experience
D. Jill Green is the associate dean for admissions and student experience. Green joined Carey as associate dean for student development before taking over leadership of the student recruitment and academic programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Director of Institutional Research
Mindi Shepherd is director of institutional research and oversees data analytics and reporting in support of the business school’s accreditation standards and assurance of learning.