Christopher G. Myers

Christopher G. Myers

Associate Professor of Management and Medicine
Academic Director of Executive Education

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

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I am an Associate Professor of Management and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, where my research and writing explore the ways people learn and lead at work, with a particular emphasis on how people learn vicariously and share knowledge in health care organizations.

My teaching and speaking focus broadly on topics of leadership and organizational behavior, and at the Carey Business School I serve as Academic Director of Executive Education, providing faculty leadership for the school’s non-credit courses and programs for practicing leaders.

Interests
  • Individual Learning at Work
  • Vicarious Learning
  • Health Care Organizations
  • Narratives & Storytelling
  • Leadership Development
Education
  • PhD in Business Administration
    (Management & Organizations)

    University of Michigan

  • BS in Business Administration

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Biography

Christopher G. Myers, PhD is an Associate Professor of Management & Organization and Academic Director of Executive Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and holds a Joint Appointment in Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and additional faculty positions in the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality, and Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research. At the Carey Business School, Chris also serves as Faculty Co-Director of The Academy for Health Care Leadership and Management, an integrated Executive Education program for leaders in the health industry.

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 in leading academic journals and edited volumes in the fields of management, organizational psychology, and medicine. 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.

Academic Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Associate Professor of Management & Organization
Aug 2021 – Present Baltimore, MD
 
 
 
 
 
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Academic Director of Executive Education
Aug 2018 – Present Baltimore, MD
 
 
 
 
 
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Jul 2018 – Present Baltimore, MD
 
 
 
 
 
Johns Hopkins University
Core Faculty & Leadership Team, Hopkins Business of Health Initiative
Sep 2020 – Present Baltimore, MD
 
 
 
 
 
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Core Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality
Jul 2016 – Present Baltimore, MD
 
 
 
 
 
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Jun 2021 – Present Baltimore, MD
 
 
 
 
 
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Assistant Professor of Management & Organization
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Jul 2016 – Aug 2021 Baltimore, MD
 
 
 
 
 
Harvard Business School
Assistant Professor of Business Administration (Organizational Behavior)
Harvard Business School
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016 Boston, MA
 
 
 
 
 
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Positive Organizations
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Jan 2013 – May 2015 Ann Arbor, MI
 
 
 
 
 
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Graduate Research Assistant & Instructor, Management & Organizations
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Aug 2010 – May 2015 Ann Arbor, MI

Research Overview

My research is broadly in the field of management and organizational behavior, studying how individuals act and interact in work organizations. More specifically, I am interested in questions at the intersection of three domains of organizational research: (1) Individual Learning, Development, and Growth at Work, (2) Workplace Interactions and Interpersonal Dynamics, and (3) Leading Highly Reliable Health Care Organizations.

Integrating these three domains, my research investigates dyadic and social mechanisms of learning to understand how individuals learn and develop from their own and others’ experiences at work, with a particular emphasis on learning in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive work environments. My research makes use of a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and data sources, and has been published in leading academic journals in the fields of management and medicine, as well as in practice-oriented publications and articles for health leaders.


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Teaching & Speaking

My teaching focuses broadly on topics of leadership and management in modern organizations, combining research-driven lessons with experiential challenges and real-world case studies to create an engaging session that prepares people to be more effective leaders in their workplace.

At the Carey Business School, my teaching spans traditional MBA classroom settings, outdoor experiential learning courses, and Executive Education seminars, where I teach several open-enrollment courses for practicing leaders and managers. Through Executive Education, I also conduct custom programs with individuals and organizations from a variety of industries and global settings.

In addition to my formal teaching, I also deliver research presentations, lectures, and seminars on topics regarding learning, leadership, and health care management. I have spoken to and worked with organizations and leaders from a variety of backgrounds and countries, including local and national government agencies, as well as academic medical centers and emergency services teams.

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Behavioral Science: Leadership & Organizational Behavior

Behavioral Science: Leadership & Organizational Behavior

Core Leadership & Management Course for Full-time MBA Students

Foundations of Leadership & Management

Foundations of Leadership & Management

Open-enrollment Executive Education Course

Giving & Receiving Effective Feedback

Giving & Receiving Effective Feedback

Open-enrollment Executive Education Course

Leadership Development Expedition: Belize

Leadership Development Expedition: Belize

Expedition Leadership Course Sea Kayaking in Belize

Leadership Development Expedition: Norway

Leadership Development Expedition: Norway

Expedition Leadership Course Mountain Trekking in Norway

The Academy for Health Care Leadership & Management

The Academy for Health Care Leadership & Management

Integrative Executive Academy for Health Leaders