John F. Korn, PhD

John F. 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. Korn worked in a variety of senior level administrative leadership roles in his more than 17 years at HBS, including positions in the HBS dean's office and the MBA program. Before coming to HBS in 2000, Korn worked in a variety of corporate operations management roles in production and general management roles. He served as a captain in the US Marine Corps and 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). Korn has previously taught economics, operations management, and leadership at Lesley University.


  • PhD Northeastern University