Dr. John C. Camillus earned his Doctor of Business Administration degree at Harvard University. He has held the Donald R. Beall Endowed Chair in Strategic Management since 1991. He also holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, he was Professor of Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).
He has published extensively in professional journals, including Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review. He has authored several books including, recently, Wicked Strategies: How Companies Conquer Complexity and Confound Competitors (University of Toronto Press, 2016), and (co-authored) The Business of Humanity: Strategic Management in the Era of Globalization, Innovation, and Shared Value (Routledge, 2017).
Camillus has served as a consultant to the top management of over 100 organizations on four continents, including Fortune 500 companies, professional service firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. He was a Trustee of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and has served on several boards. His public service has been recognized by the Senate of Pennsylvania.
Notably, he has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIMA, the Inaugural Katz Diversity and Global Leadership Award, the Best Teacher Award at IIMA and, at the University of Pittsburgh, the Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award and the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award.