Newswise — The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has appointed Richard R. Smith, PhD, as vice dean for corporate and global partnerships. In this newly established role, Smith will develop and oversee Carey’s collaborations with other academic institutions and businesses. Smith will also serve as a professor of practice on the Carey Business School faculty.

Carey Business School works with a number of academic institutions and corporate partners to develop degree programs, conduct executive training for employees, recruit talent, and address business challenges through research and experiential learning opportunities for students. Most recently, Carey Business School reimagined its MBA program and continues to take innovative approaches to business education. In 2021, the school became the first U.S.-based member of the Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance. The alliance, which includes 10 business schools, creates a collaborative platform for new high quality online learning.

Before joining Carey, Smith was a professor of strategic management and deputy dean of programs at Singapore Management University, one of the leading business schools in Asia. Prior to joining academia on a full-time basis, he spent more than 30 years in the consulting industry in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. As a senior partner with Accenture, he held a variety of leadership roles across industries.

Smith’s research and teaching interests focus on human capital as a strategic resource for competitive advantage, which will add breadth to Carey’s strategic initiative, the business of health. Smith’s research on cross-border leadership has earned significant media attention in Asia where he was featured as a guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and “Talk Asia.” Recently, he co-authored the book Rethinking the Business Models of Business Schools.

“I’m pleased to add Rick’s expertise to the Carey Business School’s accomplished leadership team. His experience and global business connections will be invaluable in helping Carey forge new collaborations and partnerships throughout the world,” said Alex Triantis, dean of the Carey Business School.

Grounded in the Johns Hopkins legacy of excellence and research, Carey Business School’s degree and non-degree programs are for business leaders who seize opportunities, inspire change, and create lasting value. Carey Business School shapes leaders who build for what’s next ™ in the global marketplace.