Dr. Carini was recruited as vice provost for graduate professional education in 2017 to build up graduate professional education as a significant revenue stream for Baylor. Before joining the Executive Vice President and Provost’s Office, he served as professor of management and associate dean for graduate business programs at the Hankamer School of Business.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. He earned a Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with emphases in international strategic management and organizational behavior. His research interests include competitive dynamics, effective strategy implementation, and the link between a company’s vision and its leaders. Most recently, his research has focused on qualitatively analyzing mood and tone as expressed through leaders in the healthcare industry, using real time data. Future research will include looking at mood and emotion in other volatile industries.
He has published his work in top-tier journals throughout his career and is a regular contributor to D Magazine’s D CEO Healthcare. He teaches the global strategic management courses in Baylor’s Executive MBA programs in Austin and Dallas and has received numerous teaching awards throughout his career.
For the past 20 years, he has served as a strategy and leadership consultant and facilitator for several Fortune 100 companies, focusing on how companies achieve and sustain a competitive advantage given significant marketplace changes.
Dr. Carini and his wife, Ruth, a Baylor alumna (BBA and MBA), together have five children, two of whom are also Baylor alumni.