Robert K. Kazanjian is currently Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Organization and Management. Prior to his appointment at Emory, Rob was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan. More recently, he was a Visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Rob received his PhD in Organization and Strategy as well as an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to entering his PhD program, he served as an Administrative Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation as Director of Development and Planning at Paine College. He has an AB in economics (with honors) from Hamilton College.

During his time at Goizueta, Professor Kazanjian has served in a number of senior administrative positions. From 2010-2017, he served as Vice Dean for Programs, and for part of 2014, he acted as Interim Dean. He has also served as Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives (2017-2022), Founding Academic Director for the Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2020-2022), and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education (2002-2004) with responsibility for all non-degree programs.

He has authored a number of articles in such journals as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies and Journal of Business Venturing. He is the co-author or co-editor of two books: Strategy Implementation: Structure, Systems and Process with Jay R. Galbraith (West Publishing); and The Search for Organic Growth with Ed Hess (Cambridge University Press). During his tenure at Goizueta, he has received 17 Teaching Excellence awards from full-time, part-time and Executive MBA students.

Rob has consulted and done executive education work in the areas of strategy, strategic change, organization design and innovation with firms such as SunTrust, International Paper, Sylvamo, General Electric, General Motors, The Home Depot, Boston Scientific Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Singapore Airlines, IBM, Acer, Westinghouse, Abbott Labs, Exxon, Lockheed Martin, Tyco, and Siemens North America. He has regularly taught in senior executive programs across the US, as well as in Asia.


  • PhD in Organization and Strategy
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • AM in Organization and Strategy
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA in Organization and Strategy
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA in Economics
    Hamilton College