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, and he focuses in particular on learning in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive industries. Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, he was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School.
- Ph. D, Business Administration (Management & Organizations), University of Michigan
- BS, Business Administration, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- Spreitzer, G.S., Myers, C.G., Kopelman, S., & Mayer, D.M. (Published online ahead-of-print). The conceptual and empirical value of a positive lens: An invitation to organizational scholars to develop novel research questions. Academy of Management Perspectives.
- Myers, C.G., Sateia, H.F., & Desai, S.V. (2018). Association between team learning behavior and reduced burnout among medicine residents. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(12) 2037–2039.
- Myers, C.G. (2018). Coactive vicarious learning: Toward a relational theory of vicarious learning in organizations. Academy of Management Review, 43(4), 610-634.
- Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Social media as a platform for surgical learning: Use and engagement patterns among robotic surgeons. Annals of Surgery, 267(2), 233 – 235.
- 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, 101(5), 721 – 730.
- 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, 26(5), 892 – 908.
- DeRue, D.S., Ashford, S.J., & Myers, C.G. (2012). Learning agility: In search of conceptual clarity and theoretical grounding. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5(3), 258–279.
- 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, 97(2), 479 – 486.
- Management and Organizational Behavior
- Leadership Development Expedition: Belize and Norway
Honors and distinctions
- Research Advisory Board Member, Center for Positive Organizations, 2019 – Present
- Elected Representative-at-Large, Academy of Management MOC Division, 2018 – Present
- Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2017 – Present
- Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School), 2017, 2018, 2019
- Alumni Graduation Speaker (UM Ross School of Business PhD Celebration), 2018
- Visiting Education Overseas Expert (National Healthcare Group, Singapore), 2017
- Best Dissertation-based Paper Award (Academy of Management MOC Division), 2016
- Making Connections Award (Academy of Management OB Division), 2011
- Phi Beta Kappa Society (Alpha of North Carolina Chapter)
- Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society (Alpha of North Carolina Chapter)
Impact and engagement
Professor Myers engages regularly with business leaders and executives from a variety of organizations through his teaching in the Carey Business School’s Executive Education programs, as well as through various public lectures, invited presentations, and consulting engagements. He also writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review on topics related to leadership, learning, and healthcare management, with selected articles including:
- Zhang, C., Myers, C.G., & Mayer, D.M. (2018, September). To cope with stress, try learning something new. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Myers, C.G., & Sutcliffe, K.M. (2018, August). How discrimination against female doctors hurts patients. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2017, October). Surgeons are using social media to share and learn new skills. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Ghaferi, A.A., Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Pronovost, P.J. (2016, August). The next wave of hospital innovation to make patients safer. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Myers, C.G. (2015, November). Is your company encouraging employees to share what they know? Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
Professor Myers conducts research at the intersection of organizational leadership and healthcare, with important implications for the development of health policy and management practices within healthcare organizations. His work in this area has resulted in several perspective articles and invited commentaries in leading healthcare journals, including:
- Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Ferrari, B.T. (2019). Treating the “Not-Invented-Here Syndrome” in medical leadership: Learning from the insights of outside disciplines. Academic Medicine, 94(10), 1416–1418.
- Myers, C.G., Lu-Myers, Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Excising the “surgeon ego” to accelerate progress in the culture of surgery. BMJ, 363, k4537.
- Lu-Myers, Y., & Myers, C.G. (2018). Incorporating interpersonal skills into otolaryngology resident selection and training. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 158(1), 21–23.
- Myers, C.G., & Pronovost, P.J. (2017). Making management skills a core component of medical education. Academic Medicine, 92(5), 582 – 584.