John C. Camillus has held the Donald R. Beall Endowed Chair in Strategic Management since 1991. In addition to teaching in the MBA and doctoral programs, Camillus has been extensively involved in designing and offering executive education programs for practicing managers in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, he was Professor of Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Camillus served as Associate Dean – the chief operating officer and chief academic officer of the Katz School – from 1982 to 1990. He also served as Executive Associate Dean in 2007 and 2008.
His research on strategic planning and management control has been funded by diverse organizations including the National Science Foundation and the University Research Council. He has published extensively in professional journals, including Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Long Range Planning, Management Science, European Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review. He has also served on editorial boards and authored several books including, most recently, Wicked Strategies: How Companies Conquer Complexity and Confound Competitors (University of Toronto Press, 2016).
He has been elected to the Sigma Xi scientific research society and the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, and has been cited three times by the Foundation for Administrative Research for “contributions to corporate and organizational planning.” Camillus has served as a consultant to over 100 organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, professional service firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
He has served on several boards including the Andy Warhol Museum, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and the Mukerji Foundation. He was a Trustee of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. His public service has been recognized by the Senate of Pennsylvania and he received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award in 2006. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India’s premier business school in 2011, and the Inaugural Katz Diversity and Global Leadership Award in 2015.
Camillus has received numerous awards in recognition of teaching excellence, including the Best Teacher Award at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the University-wide Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Pittsburgh.