Search committee formed to identify next Carey Business School dean

18-person group led by Provost Sunil Kumar charged with helping to find Bernard Ferrari's successor

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels today announced that an 18-person, universitywide search committee has been formed to identify the next leader of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Bernard T. Ferrari, who has led the Carey Business School through a period of exceptional growth in his more than six years as dean, announced last month that he will retire as of July 1. Provost Sunil Kumar will chair the committee that will help find Ferrari's successor, Daniels wrote today in a message to faculty, staff, and students.

Ferrari joined Carey in 2012, becoming the school's second dean. Under his leadership, Carey's full-time enrollment grew by more than 400 percent, the number of full-time faculty members increased from 39 to more than 100, and programming significantly expanded for both in-person and online students. In 2017, 10 years after it first opened, the Carey Business School earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the leading authority on quality assurance for business school programs.

The executive search firm Korn Ferry will work closely with the university committee to develop a candidate pool and facilitate the process. Members of the Johns Hopkins community are encouraged to share thoughts and/or confidential nominations with the search firm at

The members of the search committee are:

  • Federico Bandi—James Carey Endowed Professor in Business, Carey Business School
  • Colleen Barry—Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management; Fred and Julie Soper Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • James Calvin—Professor, Management and Organization, Carey Business School
  • Boi Carpenter—Senior Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Johns Hopkins University
  • Daniel Cronin—Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
  • Paul Ferraro—Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Environmental Health, Business, and Engineering, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Carey Business School, and Whiting School of Engineering
  • Priscilla Hoblitzell—Deputy Treasurer, Johns Hopkins University
  • Kiera Hynninen—Associate Dean for Global Marketing and Communications, Carey Business School
  • Sunil Kumar—Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johns Hopkins University
  • Mary Miller—Senior Fellow, 21st Century Cities Initiative, Johns Hopkins University
  • Karen Peetz—Trustee, Johns Hopkins University; Retired President, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Phillip Phan—Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Carey Business School
  • Erin Ricketts—Global MBA Candidate '19, Carey Business School
  • T.E. (Ed) Schlesinger—Benjamin T. Rome Dean and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
  • Benjamin Schneider—Global MBA Candidate '19, Carey Business School
  • Valerie Suslow—Vice Dean for Faculty and Research and Professor of Economics, Carey Business School
  • Kathleen Sutcliffe—Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Business and Medicine, Carey Business School, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing
  • Jonathan Zenilman—Professor of Medicine, Dermatology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine