Christopher Myers, PhD

Assistant Professor

Joint Faculty Appointment: Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Academic Discipline: Management & Organization

Areas of Interest:
Organizational Behavior,
Knowledge Management,
Leadership Development,
Healthcare Organizing

Phone: 410-234-9391



Christopher G. Myers, PhD (Management & Organizations, University of Michigan) is an Assistant Professor in the research track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, with expertise in the areas of learning, development, and innovation. His research explores how people learn from their own experiences at work, as well as how people learn vicariously from others’ knowledge and experience, and he focuses in particular on learning in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive industries. Prior to joining Carey, he was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School.



Honors & Distinctions

  • Academy of Management MOC Division Best Dissertation-based Paper Award (2016)
  • W. Allen Spivey/Valerie & William Hall Family Fellow (2014)
  • Gerald & Lillian Dykstra Fellow for Teaching Excellence (2013)
  • Academy of Management OB Division Making Connections Award (2011)

Selected Publications

  • Myers, C.G., & Provost, P.J. (2017). "Making management skills a core component of medical education." Academic Medicine.
  • Myers, C.G. & DeRue, D.S. (2017). "Agency in vicarious learning at work." In J.E. Ellingson & R.A. Noe (Eds.) Autonomous Learning in the Workplace.
  • Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Lu-Myers, Y. (2017). “Dr. Jamie Thompson: Diagnosing an organizational issue.” [Teaching Case]. WDI Publishing.
  • Ghaferi, A.A., Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Pronovost, P.J. (2016). “The next wave of hospital innovation to make patients safer.” Harvard Business Review.
  • Myers, C.G. (2016). "Where in the world are the workers? Cultural underrepresentation in I-O research." Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Leonard, D.A., & Myers, C.G. (2016). “Transferring knowledge between projects at NASA JPL.” [(A) and (B) Teaching Cases]. Harvard Business School Publishing.
  • Kim, S., Karlesky, M.J., Myers, C.G., & Schifeling, T. (2016). “Why companies are becoming B Corporations.” Harvard Business Review.
  • Kopelman, S., Hardin, A.E., Myers, C.G., & Tost, L.P. (2016). "Cooperation in multicultural negotiations: How the cultures of people with low and high power interact." Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Myers, C.G. (2015). "Is your company encouraging employees to share what they know?" Harvard Business Review.
  • Marchiondo, L.A., Myers, C.G., & Kopelman, S. (2015). "The relational nature of leadership identity construction: How and when it influences perceived leadership and decision-making." The Leadership Quarterly.
  • Myers, C.G. (2014). "Finding the positives in your failures." Inc. Magazine.
  • DeRue, D.S. & Myers, C.G. (2014). "Leadership development: A review and agenda for future research." In D.V. Day (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations.
  • DeRue, D.S., Ashford, S.J., & Myers, C.G. (2012). "Learning agility: In search of conceptual clarity and theoretical grounding." Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Chen, P., Myers, C.G., Kopelman, S., & Garcia, S.M. (2012). "The hierarchical face: Higher rankings lead to less cooperative looks." Journal of Applied Psychology.