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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.

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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. Learn more about Kathleen Sutcliffe



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. Learn more about Federico Bandi




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. Learn more about Glen Steinbach.



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.



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. Learn more about Brian Gunia.



Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Lasse Mertins, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech) is an Associate Professor in the practice track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. His expertise are in the areas of financial statement analysis, managerial accounting and performance assessments. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Before his academic career, Dr. Mertins worked as a management accountant in the food industry.

He has published his research in many scholarly journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Accounting, Journal of Accounting Literature, Advances in Accounting, and Issues in Accounting Education. Learn more about Lasse Mertins



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. Learn more about Christopher Myers



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. Learn more about Sharon Kim.



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. Learn more about Steven Cohen



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. Learn more about Erik Helzer.



Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Colleen Stuart is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with expertise in the areas of collaborative work, social networks and diversity. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Toronto. Her research has been published in several academic journals, such as Organization Science and The Academy of Management Journal, as well as featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, and The Huffington Post. Learn more about Colleen Stuart.

Yuval Bar-Or


Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Yuval Bar-Or, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) has been an Assistant Professor on the practice track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School since 2014, where he teaches a variety of investments, risk management, and corporate finance courses. He has lectured extensively on the subjects of decision making, risk management, and financial literacy and held senior roles at KMV, S&P, and Algorithmics.

His corporate roles included senior product and project management responsibilities. He is the author of seven books, and the founder of the Pillars of Wealth financial literacy initiative for doctors. Learn more about Yuval Bar-Or

Jim Kyung-Soo Liew


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. Learn more about Jim Kyung-Soo Liew



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.



Principal, Designlore

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.

chris jeffers


Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Chris Jeffers earned a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of Houston, he also earned a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University and is a Law Partner at Mintz Levin in Washington, D.C. Chris is an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches courses on entrepreneurism, medical device development and intellectual property. See full bio here.