Professor of Practice
- Peter W. and Paul A. Callais Professorship in Entrepreneurship
- John B. Elstrott Professorship in Entrepreneurship
John Clarke's extensive international work experience distinguishes him as an advisor and collaborator with a global reach.
He brings significant international academic and professional background to his work at Freeman, as well as a dedication to preparing students for their careers through innovative courses that tie theory to the realities of the business world.
As a North America-based management consultant, he worked extensively in Europe and Asia and supported large-scale organizational change in multinational companies.
He began taking students abroad in 2005 and has since led more than fifteen hundred students on international experiences. He has developed and taught immersion experiences in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Israel, South Africa, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.
In the Freeman School, he teaches several courses in the MBA and PMBA programs and is involved with the development of new courses and new programs.
Professor Clarke teaches courses in strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation. He all teaches courses focused on healthcare.
His courses are focused on developing critical thinking and logical problem-solving skills. He encourages students to develop cognitive ambidexterity such that they become leaders comfortable and capable as both creative and predictive problem solvers. He works hard to help students develop adaptability and to prepare for 'short take-off' opportunities.
- New Product Development Course
- Student Gateway Interactive Video Wall
- Tulane to teach businesses how to cook
- The challenge of bringing health care to the developing world
- Mastering the business of health care
- Startup Israel
Hurricane Ida rolled into town in the middle of a student startup competition last fall that I organized for Tulane MBA students and Xiamen University MBAs. The virtual teams were working on tight scheduled to develop new venture pitches that were pitched to a panel of successful entrepreneurs hours before the storm landed.
The Tulane students had to manage evacuations and hurricane preparations in the midst of the competition, I was proud to see these students continue to engage with their team mates in China while dealing with local challenges. They demonstrated professionalism, resourcefulness, perseverance, and problem solving skills. It was great to see our MBA students thrive under duress!
Education & Affiliations
BEng Material Science and Engineering
Clarke feels that New Orleans is the most unique city in America. "It is by far the biggest small city there is and it is unbelievably rich in culture, people, food, neighborhoods, music, architecture, and more. New Orleans is a city of contrasts, it has the bones of an old-world trading city and the energy of a young college town."