Before joining the Provost Office as Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Professional Education, Gary Carini served as a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation and Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs at the Hankamer School of Baylor University.
He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis and his master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He earned his 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, post-acquisition integration, 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 DMagazine Healthcare Daily. 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. The work focuses on how companies achieve and sustain a competitive advantage given the significant marketplace changes.