Alexander Triantis became the third dean of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2019.
He has built a reputation throughout his career as a strong, personable, and pragmatic leader skilled at building consensus around a strategic vision.
During his tenure as Carey’s dean, the school has revised and launched several programmatic initiatives. Carey’s reimagined full-time MBA curriculum, launched in 2020, features new emphasis in the fields of health, technology, innovation, leadership and business analytics, as well as an innovative mentorship program and extensive opportunities for experiential learning.
Carey’s Flex MBA program provides new distinctive opportunities for specializations and dual degrees, and enrollment has rapidly expanded in the past year. New programs for working professionals include a Flex MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management, a Leadership Development Certificate Program in support of minority business managers, and the Women and Leadership Academy. Carey has achieved gender parity in its overall student body and across most of its programs. Carey’s new comprehensive Roadmap for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging provides an ambitious blueprint to further accelerate the school’s DEIB initiatives.
Carey’s research and policy impact has been magnified by increasingly strong cross-divisional collaborations at Hopkins, including the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, launched in 2020 together with Hopkins’ schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. A $25 Million gift from the W. P. Carey Foundation in 2020 funds several new professorships at the Carey Business School in the area of the business of health, as well as support for other new initiatives.
Prior to joining Carey Business School, Triantis served as dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland from 2013 to 2019, and chair of the Finance Department from 2006 to 2011. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and an assistant and associate professor of finance at the University of Wisconsin. Triantis received his PhD in industrial engineering (with a specialization in finance) from Stanford University and his BASc and MEng degrees from the University of Toronto.
An expert in the areas of corporate financial strategy and valuation, Triantis has published articles in numerous prestigious academic journals, served on several journal editorial boards, and has consulted and led training for many multinational corporations. Businessweek named Triantis an Outstanding Professor at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland, and he is a two-time recipient of Maryland Smith’s top teaching award for faculty.
Triantis is a member of the board of directors for AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and serves as Secretary-Treasurer. Previously, he served as vice president for global services for the Financial Management Association International.