Michael Nowlis is Assistant Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of ManagementCornell University. He previously worked for Cornell as Lecturer and Director of the IMHI MBA program in Paris. Nowlis served as Dean of the Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Stevens Institute of Technology (USA), Director of the Senior Executive Program at London Business School (UK) and Director of the TIO International.
Executive Program at Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). His other educational posts have included Department Chairman at Johnson & Wales University (USA) and Professor at the Centre International de Glion (Switzerland). He has delivered guest lectures at more than 40 universities and currently serves as Adjunct Lecturer at the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (Italy), Universitat de Girona – Sant Pol de Mar (Spain), IMHI-ESSEC (France), EHL (Switzerland), Escuela Ferran Agullo (Spain) and the Academia J. Elton (Chile).
Nowlis is an active management consultant, providing advisory services to multinational corporations, NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions and trade associations in diverse sectors. His professional activities have taken him to more than 100 countries.
A US citizen who lived in Europe for 30 years, Nowlis held numerous management positions at both the corporate and unit level. He has published several articles, book chapters, book reviews and online monographs. He serves on the editorial boards of five professional and academic journals and is a member of fifteen professional and scholarly associations, many of which he has served as an officer and board member. Most recently, he completed a term as Vice Chairman of the United Nations WTO Business Council (private sector arm of the UNWTO). Nowlis authored the introductory overview of the UNWTO’s recent Middle East Trends report. Nowlis received a Bachelor of Science in Management Summa cum Laude from Johnson & Wales University and a Master of Letters in International Relations with Distinction from the University of Aberdeen. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in International Strategic Studies at the University of Cambridge.