BLOOMBERG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS KATHLEEN SUTCLIFFE and PAUL FERRARO were among 13 prominent academicians, practitioners, and artists who took part in a summer residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in northern Italy. The goal of the month-long residency, the foundation said, was “to engage in a dialogue about how human behavior can inform and advance efforts to build resilience and more inclusive economies.”

Both Sutcliffe and Ferraro held the title “academic writing resident” during the residency.

In addition, Ferraro served last March as the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies at the University of Cambridge in England. And last April, he delivered the Jenner Memorial Lecture of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. His topic was “Environmental Problems are Human Problems: Insights from the Behavioral Sciences.”


DEAN BERNARD T. FERRARI announced last May that then-assistant professors BRIAN GUNIA, MARIO MACIS, JIAN NI, and MENG ZHU were each being promoted by the Carey Business School Academic Board to the rank of associate professor.

Macis and Ni joined the Carey faculty in 2010. Gunia and Zhu arrived in 2011.

Provonost and BLOOMBERG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR KATHLEEN SUTCLIFFE, with Lori Paine, director of patient safety at Johns Hopkins Medicine, co- authored the paper “Re-examining high reliability: actively organising for safety,” which appeared last March in BMJ Quality and Safety.

Sutcliffe also served as an editor and a contributing writer to the book The Healthcare Professional Work- force: Understanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry, which was to be published September 2016 by Oxford University Press.


The Black & Decker Research Fund annually provides up to four grants to Carey Business School faculty members. Last May, Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research Valerie Suslow announced this year’s recipients, each of whom was awarded $2,500. The faculty members and their respective projects are:

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS JACOB COSMAN and LUIS QUINTERO, “Understanding the Production of New Housing.”

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ROMAN GALPERIN, with Associate Professor Olenka Kacperzcyk of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and doctoral candidate Kyle Albert of Cornell University, “Perception and Adoption of Occupational Licensure by Entrepreneurs: The Case of U.S. Tax Preparation Industry.”

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BRIAN GUNIA, “The Sleep Trap: Do Sleep Problems Encourage Entrepreneurship but Hurt Entrepreneurs?”

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR STACEY LEE, “Putting Compassion in Compassionate Use: A Framework for Companies.”


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MARIO MACIS and ASSISTANT PROFESSOR EMILIA SIMEONOVA of the Carey Business School were among Johns Hopkins faculty members named this past summer as recipients of prestigious awards from the university.

Macis received the Discovery Award, which funds research projects conducted jointly by faculty from various divisions of Johns Hopkins. With Associate Professor Aaron Tobian and Assistant Professor Patricia Brunker, both of the School of Medicine, Macis will work on a project titled “Understanding Motivators and Barriers to Blood Donation

in Minorities: A Pilot Randomized Trial with the American Red Cross.” Theirs was one of 24 cross-divisional teams of Johns Hopkins researchers to be recognized in this round of Discovery Awards.
The teams could apply for grants of up to $150,000. The university considered applications from more than 160 research teams.

Simeonova, like Macis an economist, was one of 34 early-career Johns Hopkins faculty members named to receive a Catalyst Award, which includes a $75,000 grant. More than 100 researchers applied for the award.

With all Discovery and Catalyst award winners, Macis and Simeonova were to be recognized at a university event in late September 2016.

In 2015, the inaugural year for both honors, Macis won a Catalyst Award, and Carey Business School ASSISTANT PROFESSOR TINGLONG DAI received a Discovery Award for a collaborative project with a professor from the School of Medicine.