Dr. John Korn is the former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the former Executive Director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Doctoral Programs. Prior to heading up the HBS Doctoral Programs, John worked in the HBS Dean’s Office overseeing academic programs and the MBA program where he was responsible for planning, budgeting, the Registrar’s Office, Course Materials operations, and the Community Standards program.
Before joining HBS in 2000, John worked in a variety of corporate operations management roles in manufacturing, marketing services, and consulting. He is a veteran, having served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, his MBA from Boston College, and his Doctorate from Northeastern University. He is also a graduate of the HBS Program for Management Development (PMD 78).
Currently, John is a higher education consultant, teacher, and facilitator. He teaches leadership, organizational change, and management courses at the Harvard Extension School as well as at colleges and universities throughout the Boston area. Additionally, John is a facilitator of Outward Bound Professional programs on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor.