About

Christopher G. Myers, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Management & Organization discipline and Academic Director of Executive Education at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, and holds a Joint Faculty Appointment in Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Chris also serves on the Core Faculty of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and as Faculty Co-Chair of the Carey Business School's Executive Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management. 

Chris's research and teaching focus 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. His work has been published or is forthcoming in leading academic journals and edited volumes in the fields of management and medicine, including Academic Medicine, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Annals of Surgery, BMJ, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Leadership Quarterly, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Oxford Handbook of Leadership & Organizations. Chris also writes regularly for practice-oriented publications including the Harvard Business Review. His research has been recognized with scholarly awards from a variety of national and international academic organizations, and has been featured in a range of popular media articles and outlets.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Chris served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior. He earned his PhD in management and organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and his BS in business administration with highest honors and highest distinction from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. Before attending graduate school he worked as an outdoor expedition leader and martial arts instructor in his home state of North Carolina.


Awards & Honors

Academic & Career Awards

Alumni Graduation Speaker | 2018
Selected by graduating PhD students to address the 2018 Michigan Ross PhD Celebration.
Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence | 2017, 2018
Awarded for exemplary contributions to the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Visiting Education Overseas Expert | 2017
Selected by the National Healthcare Group, Singapore.
Spivey/Hall Family Fellow | 2014-15
Awarded by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business to honor PhD candidates who have achieved academic excellence through research.
Hampton Shuping Prize | 2010
Awarded by the Chancellor of the University of North Carolina to the graduating senior who is the outstanding undergraduate majoring in business at UNC, for academic achievement and leadership potential.
Excellence in Organizational Management | 2010
Awarded by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Carolina Research Scholar | 2010
Recognized by the University of North Carolina for contributions to UNC’s intellectual and cultural climate through undergraduate research.
William Richardson Davie Scholar | 2006-10
Selected by the University of North Carolina.

Teaching & Service Awards

Outstanding Reviewer Award | 2013, 2014, 2015
Awarded by the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (2014, 2015) and Organizational Behavior (2013) Divisions of the Academy of Management (AOM) for service as one of the best reviewers for the AOM Annual Meetings.
Gerald & Lillian Dykstra Fellow | 2013-14
Awarded by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business to honor PhD candidates who have demonstrated exceptional skill in teaching.
Thomas W. Leabo Memorial Award | 2012-13
Awarded by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business to honor PhD candidates who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to teaching.

Research & Publication Awards

Best Dissertation-based Paper Award | 2016
Awarded by the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) for the most outstanding conference paper based on a doctoral dissertation at the 2016 AOM Annual Meetings.
Likert Dissertation Award | 2016
Given by the University of Michigan Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) to the author of a paper based on a Michigan dissertation that makes the most significant contribution to organizational studies.
ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee | 2015
Nominated by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business for university-level award.
Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship Nominee | 2014
Nominated by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business for university-level award.
Best Paper Award | 2011
Awarded by the Israel Organizational Behavior Conference for the most outstanding conference paper.
Making Connections Award | 2011
Awarded by the Organizational Behavior (OB) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) to recognize the symposium submitted to the AOM Annual Meetings that best creates bridges across boundaries between individuals or groups (e.g., between practitioners and academics, international and domestic scholars, academic disciplines, junior and senior scholars).
Honors Excellence | 2010
Awarded by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School for the most outstanding Honors Thesis by a graduating student.

Honor Societies

Phi Beta Kappa Society
Inducted into the Alpha of North Carolina chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of North Carolina.
Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
Inducted into the Alpha of North Carolina chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
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