Senior Vice President, Academic Division
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400 Northridge Road, Suite 1250
Atlanta, GA 30350

Alan D. Johns (AJ), Senior Vice President, leads our firm’s Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Division. He brings nearly 25 years of senior leadership experience in higher education at major private and public research-intensive universities including Columbia University, Duke University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Virginia Commonwealth University as well as leadership of two NCI-designated cancer centers. AJ’s expertise encompasses academic and research administration, finance/budgeting, business process improvement, performance measurement and enhancement, change management, restructuring and HR/recruitment.

As Chair of Tyler & Company’s Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Division, AJ specializes in recruiting executives for all leadership positions within an academic health science center including schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, allied health professions as well as health systems, teaching hospitals and research centers and institutes. AJ and his team utilize our extensive network of academic healthcare leaders to recruit talented and dedicated deans, department chairs, division chiefs, directors, administrators and senior faculty and researchers. In addition to his focus on the academic health sciences, AJ also specializes in recruiting cancer center and oncology service line leaders.

Prior to joining Tyler & Company, Alan served as Associate Vice Dean and CFO of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Alan has also held appointments at Duke University in North Carolina (Associate Dean for Strategic Services and Chief Academic Administrative Officer for Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center), Virginia Commonwealth University (Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences – Financial and Administrative Affairs) and Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (Assistant Dean for Business and Finance). 


Master of Public Administration
University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of Florida, Gainesville
Advanced Certificate in Executive Search & Leadership Consulting
AESC/Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relationships
Certificate of Completion – Planning Institute
Society for College and University Planning

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