About Professor Rick Smith
Rick Smith is a Professor of Practice at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. His research and teaching are centered on Strategic Management, Leadership, and Global Human Capital. As a retired Accenture Partner and Managing Director, Rick brings a pragmatic approach to academic life. He is passionate about Human Capital for competitive advantage and is constantly innovating in learning methods and practice-oriented research ideas. He frequently serves as a business advisor, guest speaker, and featured author. His interests in the people-side of business have spanned over 30 years with publications and engagements around the world.
Education and Innovation
Responsible Leadership and Research:
Professor Smith is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). He is a signatory Rick is a champion for sustainable research and a signatory on the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) global initiative.
Academic Service Role Experience:
Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, Vice Dean of Education and Partnerships
Singapore Management University - LKC Business School, Deputy Dean Programs
Future of Management Education Alliance - Management Council and Strategy Lead
Strategic Management Society - Elected Representative for the SMS Teaching Community
Singapore Government - Executive Task Force Member for Talent Development in Social Services
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About Rick Smith...
After living overseas for more than 15 years, Rick arrived back in the USA in the midst of the global pandemic and started with Johns Hopkins University. As the Vice Dean of Education and Partnerships, he oversees the school’s portfolio of education offerings including MBA, Masters, Certificate, and Executive programs. His team also leads the global collaboration efforts industry and education partners. Prior to joining the Carey Business School, Smith was a Professor of Strategic Management and Deputy Dean of Programs at the Singapore Management University.