I am an Associate Professor of Management & Organization at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (with a Joint Appointment in the School of Medicine), 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 am the Faculty Director of the Center for Innovative Leadership, the school’s hub for cutting-edge research and teaching focused on leading modern organizations.
PhD in Business Administration
(Management & Organizations)
University of Michigan
BS in Business Administration
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Christopher G. Myers, PhD is an Associate Professor of Management & Organization and the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Innovative Leadership at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He also 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.
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.
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.
Core Leadership & Management Course for Full-time MBA Students