Faculty Directory

Andrew C. Boynton

John and Linda Powers Family Dean, Carroll School of Management


As Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, Andy Boynton collaborates with a talented group of colleagues to create a management school that excels in teaching and research. The faculty is comprised of scholarly leaders across all disciplines whose work is published in leading academic and practitioner publications. Both faculty and staff are committed to transforming students to become thoughtful, effective, and ethical leaders.

Under his leadership, the Carroll School has consistently ranked among the top schools of management in the United States—in the overall rankings as well as for both teaching quality and research productivity.

In addition to leading the Carroll School, Dean Boynton lends his expertise to a number of University projects that cross boundaries at Boston College. Among other initiatives, he co-chaired a committee of deans, faculty, and University administrators who spearheaded a renewal and revitalization of the University’s undergraduate core curriculum. 

Beyond Boston College, Dean Boynton has also provided thought leadership on questions related to innovation. His writing on a range of topics has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Forbes, and many other leading journals and outlets. His acclaimed book, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen (Wiley), focuses on making innovation a key leadership skill and providing motivation and guidelines to unleash everyone’s creative capabilities.

Prior to joining Boston College, Dean Boynton was a professor of strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, for over 10 years. At the IMD, he led a faculty team and was program director of one of the world’s top ten Executive Global MBA programs, as recognized by Businessweek. He has also served on the faculty of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Dean Boynton’s research agenda today includes projects related to innovation, leadership, and strategy, targeting firms and industries where expertise is a source of competitive advantage.