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, developmental learning experiences, and practical business engagement 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 University Carey Business School, and holds a Joint Appointment in Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At Hopkins, Chris also serves on the Core Faculty of the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
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. Chris’s work has been published in premier academic journals and edited volumes in the fields of management, organizational psychology, medicine, and healthcare, as well as in leading practice-oriented publications and editorials. His research has been featured in many popular media outlets and recognized with scholarly awards from a variety of national and international organizations. In 2022, Poets & Quants named Chris as one of the top 40 business school professors under 40 world-wide.
At the Carey Business School, Chris teaches courses on leadership and organizational behavior in a range of formats and settings, from nine-day outdoor leadership development expedition courses with MBA students to executive education courses on leadership and management in health care. He also speaks and consults regularly for organizations on topics regarding learning, leadership, and health care management, and has worked with leaders from a range of industries, various local and national government agencies, and leading academic medical centers and emergency services teams.
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 from 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.