ATLANTA - Alan D. Johns joined Tyler & Company's Atlanta office as Vice President. He offers nearly 25 years of senior leadership experience in higher education at major private and public universities including Columbia University, Duke University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Virginia Commonwealth University. 
Johns' expertise encompasses academic and research administration, finance, business process improvement, performance measurement and enhancement, change management, restructuring and recruitment. He understands firsthand the importance that strategic recruitment plays in enhancing the diverse educational, clinical, and research missions of an academic health science center.
"Throughout his career, Alan has been charged with recruiting leaders that not only matched or surpassed the specifications, but also were an ideal cultural fit for that institution," says Dennis J. Kain, FACHE, President of Tyler & Company. "Knowledgeable of the intricacies within the university setting, Alan is polished in deciphering the nuances that make the difference in finding the best match for our clients in health sciences and academic medicine. Alan's joining Tyler & Company opens the chapter on health sciences (for example, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and research centers and institutes), and we could not be more pleased to offer these additional academic health science recruitment disciplines." 
Most recently, Johns served as Associate Vice Dean and CFO of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, where he oversaw the administration of the college's $1.5 billion budget, business services and strategic resource management. Preceding Columbia University, Johns held appointments at other comprehensive academic research institutions, including 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 in Georgia (Assistant Dean for Business and Finance). 
Says Johns, "The academic health sciences are highly dynamic and success is measured on many levels. Recruiting talented and engaged leadership is central to each profession's ability to chart strategic direction and increase its market share, intellectual capital and service to the broader healthcare community. I am excited to be a part of this meaningful work and especially to be a part of the dedicated team at Tyler & Company." 
Johns is a member of Tyler & Company's Academic Medicine Leadership Practice. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Florida in Gainesville and his Master of Public Administration from University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He may be reached at 770 396 3939 or