John A. Quelch is the Leonard M. Miller University Professor and Vice Provost at the University of Miami and Dean of Miami Business School. He is also the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School. Until 2017, he held a joint primary appointment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as Professor of Health Policy and Management. In addition, he served as Fellow of the Harvard China Fund, Member of the Harvard China Advisory Board and Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.
Between 2011 and 2013, Professor Quelch was Dean, Vice President and Distinguished Professor of International Management at CEIBS, China’s leading business school. Between 2001 and 2011, he was the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School, teaching Marketing in the Advanced Management Program. He served as Dean of London Business School from 1998 to 2001. Prior to 1998, he was the Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing and Co-Chair of the Marketing Unit at Harvard Business School.
Professor Quelch is known for his teaching materials and innovations in pedagogy. Over the past thirty-five years, his case studies have sold over 4 million copies, third highest in HBS history. In 1995, he developed the first HBS interactive CD-ROM exercise (on Intel’s advertising budgeting process). In 1999, he developed and presented a series of twelve one-hour programs on Marketing Management for the Public Broadcasting System. He taught «Strategic Marketing Management» to more than twenty classes of the HBS Advanced Management Program and launched an elective course titled «Consumers, Corporations and Public Health» to both MBA and MPH students.
Professor Quelch is the author, co-author or editor of twenty-five books, including Compassionate Management of Mental Health in the Modern Workplace (2018), Choice Matters: How Healthcare Consumers Make Decisions and Why Clinicians and Managers Should Care (2018), Building A Culture of Health: A New Imperative For Business (2016), Consumers, Corporations and Public Health (2016), All Business Is Local (2011), Greater Good: How Good Marketing Makes for Better Democracy (2008), Business Solutions for the Global Poor: Creating Social and Economic Value (2007), The New Global Brands (2006), Global Marketing Management (5th edition, 2006), The Global Market (2005), Cases in Advertising and Promotion Management (4th Edition, 1996) and The Marketing Challenge of Europe (2nd edition, 1992). He has published eighteen articles on marketing strategy issues in the Harvard Business Review and many more in other leading management journals such as McKinsey Quarterly and Sloan Management Review.
Professor Quelch was born in London, United Kingdom. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford University (BA and MA), the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), the Harvard School of Public Health (SM) and Harvard Business School (DBA). In addition to the UK and USA, he has lived in Australia, Canada and China.