A search committee to identify the inaugural dean for
the new Carey Business
School has been recently appointed by President William
R. Brody and convened by Provost Steven Knapp.
David Nichols, vice dean for education at the School
of Medicine, will serve as chair of the committee, which
anticipates delivering to President Brody a list of
candidates by December 2007, following an extensive
nationwide search. The committee expects the new dean, once
approved by the board of trustees, to be in place before
the start of the 2008-2009 academic year.
The 13-member committee held its first meeting last
month and plans to refine its candidate specifications in
Nichols said that the preliminary job description
targets a proven leader with the energy and creativity
required to build the school into a recognized leader among
the nation's business schools. He or she will also possess
a record of distinguished achievement in scholarship and
practice in the broad areas of business, business education
and research, Nichols said.
"We're looking for a founding dean who is visionary
and entrepreneurial, someone who is willing to imagine
nontraditional programs and has a real sense of the global
business environment and how best to prepare students for
it," Nichols said. "We also want someone who is
collaborative and can envision building on the strengths in
other divisions of the university. And finally, we want
someone who can attract additional financial support for a
school that will grow."
The Carey Business School began operations Jan. 1,
building new and distinctive programs on the foundation
created by the university's School of Professional Studies
in Business and Education, which no longer exists.
The school was launched with a $100 million funding
plan, starting with $50 million in the form of a gift from
trustee emeritus William Polk Carey through his W.P. Carey
Currently, the school offers an MBA program, as well
as degree and certificate programs in finance, marketing,
real estate, organization development, and information and
telecommunications systems. In addition, it offers joint
master's/MBA programs in biotechnology, public health and
nursing in conjunction with other university schools.
Nichols said that the plan is for the new dean to
develop more innovative joint degree programs, such as a
five-year BA-BS/MBA option for liberal arts and engineering
majors from the university's undergraduate programs.
Nichols said the new dean will be someone who can
effectively build consensus and craft a new vision for the
"In many respects, this will be a brand new school,
not a carbon copy of existing business schools. We expect
it to be innovative," he said.
The Carey Business School, headquartered in the
university's Downtown Center with a presence at five other
JHU campuses, currently has 220 full-time and part-time
faculty and a diverse population of 2,400 full-time and
part-time graduate and undergraduate students.
Pamela Cranston assumed the post of interim dean on
Jan. 1 and will serve until a permanent dean is
The members of the committee from the Carey Business
School are Michael Anikeef, chair of the Department of Real
Estate; Douglas Hough, chair of the Department of the
Business of Health; and Antoinette Ungaretti, assistant
dean and director of the Division of Undergraduate
Other committee members are Jonathan Bradley, alumnus
and associate vice president of A.G. Edwards; Maryann
Fralic, a professor in the School of Nursing; Joseph
Harrington, a professor of economics in the School of Arts
and Sciences; Blair Johnson, alumnus and principal member
of Breakthrough Consulting; Laura Morlock, professor of
health policy and management in the School of Public
Health; Ken Potocki, chair of Technical Management and
Systems Engineering Programs at the Applied Physics
Laboratory; Ed Roulhac (vice chair), vice provost for
academic services; Edward Scheinerman, professor of applied
mathematics and statistics in the School of Engineering;
and Sarah Steinberg, associate dean for Advanced Academic
Programs in the School of Arts and Sciences.