John F. Korn, PhD

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

John F. Korn is the executive director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) doctoral programs, serving in this role since December 2009. Korn is responsible for the overall administrative and operational management of the HBS doctoral programs. Prior to this assignment, Korn worked 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 and served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. John received his bachelor's 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). John has previously taught economics, operations management, and leadership at Lesley University.


  • PhD Northeastern University