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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 and work with you. They are instructors, mentors, classmates, supporters, and business partners—overall, a great addition to your professional network.

Get to know our faculty before you meet them. See detailed bios below. 

Federico Bandi

Federico M. Bandi, PhD

James Carey Professor in Business, 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.

Kathleen Sutcliffe

Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Carey Business School, School of medicine, school of nursing

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.

Yuval Bar-Or

Yuval Bar-Or, PhD

Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Yuval Bar-Or, PhD, (University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate 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

Steven Cohen

Steven D. Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor and faculty Director for business communication, 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

Jemima Frimpong

Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD

Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) joined Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor in the research track at the Carey Business School and Core Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality in 2016. Her research focuses on the adoption and sustainability of innovations, development and testing of organizational-level interventions, and performance improvement. Her research centers primarily on health care organizations.

Brian Gunia

Brian Gunia, PhD

Associate Professor, 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.

Joël Le Bon

Joël Le Bon, PhD

Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Joël Le Bon is a Marketing & Sales Professor at Johns University Carey Business School and serves as Faculty Director for Leadership in Digital Marketing & Sales Transformation. He is the Chief Academic Researcher & Higher Education Representative for the AA-ISP American Association of Inside Sales Professionals and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Sales Enablement Society. As a professor, he has earned 23 international research, teaching awards and distinctions, and is the first sales educator to have received all the teaching awards from the major academic marketing associations. His research has been published by leading academic journals, and he is the author of two books on key account management & CRM technology, and competitive intelligence & the sales force. He holds a PhD in Marketing from Paris Dauphine University, was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Penn State University Institute for the Study of Business Markets, and is an alumnus of the Kellogg ITP program of Northwestern University.

Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee, JD

Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Stacey Lee, JD (University of Maryland School of Law) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2008. She is an Associate Professor in the practice track with expertise in the areas of business law, health law, and negotiation.

Lasse Mertins

Lasse Mertins, PhD

Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Lasse Mertins, PhD, (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.

Jian Ni

Jian Ni, PhD

Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Jian Ni, PhD (Industrial Administration, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University) is an Associate Professor in the research track. He specializes in empirical and theoretical analysis of healthcare and pharmaceutical, environmental and energy, financial service, technology, and emerging markets. His work is supported by National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Center for Global Health, Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute, China Medical Board, among others. He has published in top business and healthcare journals. He was named a 2017 MSI Young Scholar.

Erik Helzer

Jeff Hooke, MBA

Senior Lecturer, Carey Business School

Jeff Hooke is a broad-based finance and investment executive with global experience throughout the U.S., Europe and the emerging markets of Latin America and Asia. He was a Managing Director of Focus Securities, an M&A-oriented boutique investment bank, prior to joining Carey. Earlier, Hooke focused on emerging market investment and private equity. He was a director at the Emerging Markets Partnership, a $5 billion private equity group. Earlier, he was a Principal Investment Officer of the International Finance Corporation, the $30 billion private sector division of the World Bank. His New York investment banking career covered two major firms: Lehman Brothers and Schroder Wertheim. He began his career as an investment officer in the private placement department of Metropolitan Life Insurance. Mr. Hooke has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BS degree (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of four books and many publications.

Supriya Munshaw

Supriya Munshaw, PhD

Senior Lecturer,  Carey Business School

Supriya Munshaw, PhD (Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Duke University) joined the Carey Business School faculty in 2013. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Practice Track with interest in technology transfer and commercialization of early-stage technologies. At Carey she has taught several courses including Discovery to Market, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Statistical Analysis, Business Leadership and Human Values and, New Product Development. She is one of the founders and organizers of the Johns Hopkins Bootcamp for Biomedical Entrepreneurs. She advises and works with local biotech and medtech startups, has served as adjunct faculty for the NSF I-corps program and has served on NIH SBIR grant review panels. She also serves as the Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion for faculty and staff at Carey.

Erik Helzer

Erik Helzer, PhD

Assistant Professor, 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.

Sharon Kim

Sharon Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor and FACULTY DIRECTOR FOR innovation & human-centered design, CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL

Sharon Kim is a faculty member and the Director of Innovation & Human-Centered Design at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University. Sharon has expertise in the psychology of creativity. Her academic research has been featured in popular media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company. She teaches design thinking and provides innovation consulting to leaders in Fortune 100 companies and international health NGOs. Learn more about Sharon Kim.

Jim Liew

Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, PhD

Assistant Professor, 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.

Chris Myers

Christopher G. Myers, PhD

Assistant Professor and academic director of executive education, Carey Business School

Christopher G. Myers, PhD (Management & Organizations, University of Michigan) is an Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Executive Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with joint faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality. His research explores questions of learning, development, and innovation in organizations, as well as how people learn vicariously from others’ knowledge and experience at work. Learn more about Christopher Myers.

Colleen Stuart

Colleen Stuart, PhD

Assistant Professor, 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.

Nayoung Louie

Nayoung Louie, PhD

Lecturer, Carey Business School

Nayoung Lee Louie, PhD joined the Carey Business School in 2010 to teach technology commercialization and entrepreneurship courses after completing her Bachelor of Science and doctorate in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on brain imaging and computational anatomy. Her teaching and consulting engagements have helped many medical technology startups to raise funds, negotiate licensing agreements, and go to market. She is one of the founders and organizers of the Johns Hopkins Bootcamp for Biomedical Entrepreneurs.

Chris Jeffers

Chris Jeffers, PhD, JD

Adjunct Professor, 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. Learn more about Chris Jeffers.

Adriano Pianesi

Adriano Pianesi, MBA

Adjunct Professor, 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.

Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh

Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh

executive education faculty, carey business school

Dr. Cho-Fertikh is a life scientist turned venture capitalist with 25+ years in both fields, spanning across academia, industry, start-ups and the investment sectors.  She is currently Founder of ECF Biosolutions, a life science advisory practice, a Partner at 1812 Ventures healthcare investment firm, and an angel investor member of Keiretsu Forum - Midatlantic Chapter. 

Laurie Churchman

Laurie Churchman, MFA

executive education faculty, carey business school

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.

Qunetta Roberson

Quinetta Roberson, PhD

executive education faculty, carey business school

Quinetta Roberson, PhD, is the Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership at Villanova University, prior to which she was on the faculty at Cornell University. She has been a visiting scholar at universities on six continents and has more than 18 years of global experience in teaching courses, facilitating workshops, and advising organizations on leadership, talent management and diversity. Dr. Roberson has published over 20 scholarly journal articles and book chapters, and edited a Handbook of Diversity in the Workplace (2013). Her research and consulting work focus on developing organizational capability and enhancing effectiveness through the strategic management of people, particularly diverse work teams, and is informed by her background in finance, having worked as a financial analyst and small business development consultant prior to obtaining her doctorate. She earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Maryland, and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Finance.

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