PROFESSOR JAMES CALVIN presented his paper “Social Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning to Foster Innovation for Humanity” in February at the Community Development Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. The paper highlights the Innovation for Humanity course of Carey’s Global MBA program.

“Changes to physician processing times in response to clinic congestion and patient punctuality: a retrospective study,” co-authored by PROFESSOR MAQBOOL DADA and ASSISTANT PROFESSOR CHESTER CHAMBERS, appeared last October in BMJ Open.

Another paper co-authored by Dada, “Flexible Procurement Contracts for Competing Retailers,” was published online last October by the European Journal of Operational Research.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR JEMIMA FRIMPONG and two colleagues from other universities recently received an $8.3 million National Institutes of Health grant to study HIV testing and linkage to care in opioid-treatment programs around the country. Frimpong says: “We will test the extent to which practice coaching, an approach guided by stage theory of organizational change, improves the offer of testing, uptake of testing, and linkage to care.”


The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School announced last December the appointments of GOKER AYDIN and SUNIL KUMAR as tenured faculty members. With these latest appointments, approved by the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees, Carey has 10 tenured professors among its 87 full-time faculty.

Goker Aydin comes to the Carey School from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where he was an associate professor and the Arcelor- Mittal USA Faculty Fellow. Before joining the Kelley School of Business, Aydin was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He studies and teaches in the areas of supply chain man- agement, revenue management, retail operations, and the interactions between pricing, product variety, and operations decisions.

Aydin earned his PhD in industrial engineering from Stanford Univer- sity. He also holds an MS degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from Bogazici University in Turkey.

Sunil Kumar is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University. Kumar also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

Before joining Johns Hopkins in September 2016, Kumar was dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as the George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management. During his five-year tenure as dean at Booth, Kumar focused on student recruit- ment, increasing the enrollment of women in full-time programs from 35 percent to 42 percent. He also expanded courses for undergraduates and helped establish the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which aimed to transform the university’s discoveries into products and start-up businesses.

Throughout his career, Kumar has focused his research on optimizing manufacturing systems, service operations, and communications networks, and on applying optimization methods and control theory to various managerial problems.

Kumar earned a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a master’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and a bachelor’s degree from Mangalore University.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ROMAN GALPERIN’s study “Mass-Production of Professional Services and Pseudo-Professional Identity in Tax Preparation Work” is forthcoming in Academy of Management Discoveries.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TOBY GORDON presented at the conference “Advancing the Science of Community Engaged Research,” held last August at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BRIAN GUNIA wrote the study “To move or to wait? Everything you need to know about making the first offer” for the January-February 2017 issue of Business Horizons.

Gunia also was a co-author of “Using actigraphy feedback to improve sleep in soldiers: an exploratory trial,” which was published in January in Sleep Health.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ERIK HELZER co-authored the chapter titled “Making Meaning in the Context of Ethnopolitical Warfare: Secondary Control as a Resource” in the book Clinical Perspectives on Meaning, published last December by Springer.

A paper by ASSISTANT PROFES- SOR CHRISTOPHER MYERS, “Antecedents and Performance Benefits of Reciprocal Vicarious Learning in Teams,” was published last year in Academy of Management Proceedings. The study received the 2016 award for best dissertation- based paper from the Academy of Management’s Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division.

Myers also is co-author of “Agency in vicarious learning at work,” a chapter in the 2017 book Autonomous Learning in the Workplace (Routledge), part of the Organizational Frontiers Series of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

In addition, the Harvard Business School recently published a case study co-authored by Myers on learning and knowledge manage- ment at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

ALONZO AND VIRGINIA DECKER PROFESSOR OF STRATEGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PHILLIP PHAN served as a co- editor and co-author of the book Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation: Theory, Practice, Lessons Learned, published last year by Imperial College Press.

A paper co-written by ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OZGE SAHIN and ASSISTANT PROFESSOR RUXIAN WANG, “The Impact of Consumer Search Cost on Assortment Planning and Pricing,” is forthcoming in Management Science.