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Bernard Ferrari

Dean Ferrari

Bernard T. Ferrari is professor and dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He joined the Carey Business School as its second dean in July 2012.

Under Dean Ferrari's leadership, the Carey Business School earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), experienced tremendous growth with increased student enrollment, added more full-time faculty, and established new graduate degree programs. He also organized Carey’s academic and research initiatives under four key domains: Enterprise Risk Management, Health Care Management, Real Estate and Infrastructure, and Financial Services.

Before joining the Carey Business School, Dean Ferrari was a director at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he spent nearly two decades leading McKinsey’s health care practice and the firm’s North American corporate strategy practice. After retiring from McKinsey in 2008, he founded and became chairman of the Ferrari Consultancy, serving clients in the financial services, transportation, energy, medical products, aviation, and heavy-equipment manufacturing sectors.

Dean Ferrari is a cum laude graduate of the University of Rochester, where he also earned his MD. He began his professional career as a surgeon and later was chief operating officer and assistant medical director of the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. Subsequently, he earned a JD magna cum laude from the Loyola University School of Law and an Executive MBA from the Tulane University School of Business.

Dean Ferrari is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester. In 2012, the university awarded him the Dean’s Medal in recognition of his achievements and service. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former trustee of the Juilliard School. He is married to Linda Ferrari, a former commercial banker and an active docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Learn more about Dean Ferrari

Kevin Frick

Kevin Frick

Kevin Frick is Professor and Vice Dean for Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He leads the Carey Office of Education, which includes the registrar’s office, Teaching & Learning@Carey, 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 in China. At Carey, Frick teaches microeconomic foundations for managerial decision-making and health care financing.

Frick studied health policy and administration as an undergraduate at Penn State, which he followed with graduate training in economics and health services research at the University of Michigan. In 1996, he joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He moved to a leadership position at the Carey Business School in 2013.

Much of Frick’s research has focused on measuring costs associated with diseases or measuring the cost-effectiveness of new treatments, care systems, or community-based interventions. Areas of focus include nursing, public and private eye care, and cancer. In addition, he has specialized in linking peer-reviewed research from public health, nursing, and medical journals with the information business leaders need to make decisions about companies that operate in the real-world marketplace. Learn more about Kevin Frick.

Valerie Suslow

Valerie Suslow is professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She joined Johns Hopkins University in August 2015. Previously, Suslow was senior associate dean for MBA Programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where she was also professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, and the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law. Before becoming senior associate dean, she held a number of leadership positions with the Ross School faculty.

Suslow’s academic research has focused 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. She has also examined the intersection of international cartel operations, antitrust policy, and international trade policy, as well as the effects of cartels on developing countries.

She has authored numerous articles and book chapters and her research has been published in journals including the International Journal of Industrial Organization, The Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Antitrust Law Journal, and the Journal of International Economic Law. Suslow is a senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal.

Suslow earned her PhD in economics from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Her awards include the Victor L. Bernard Faculty Award for Leadership in Teaching from the University of Michigan and the John M. Olin National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Learn more about Valerie Suslow