Korn Ferry
John H. Kuhnle

John H. Kuhnle

Managing Director

Washington, D.C.

John H. Kuhnle, Ph.D., based in Washington, DC, is Managing Director of the Global Education specialist team of Korn Ferry.

Mr. Kuhnle has divided his career among teaching, administration and consulting. An executive search consultant for the past twenty years, he has conducted hundreds of assignments throughout the United States and abroad for educational and nonprofit institutions. In the United States, his placements include the presidents or chancellors of the University of Connecticut, North Carolina State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of South Carolina, the University of Virginia and West Virginia University, as well as senior academic and administrative officers at Dartmouth, Harvard, the Smithsonian Institution, UCLA and many other institutions. His international placements include the chief executives of universities in more than two dozen countries. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Kuhnle was a partner in Snelling, Kolb & Kuhnle, Inc.; Vice President of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); and an executive with the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”).

Mr. Kuhnle is trustee emeritus of the American International University in London (formerly Richmond College), a director of the American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation, a former director of The Ethics Resource Center and the College Construction Loan Insurance Corporation (where he served as an appointee of the U.S. Secretary of Education), and was President Clinton’s appointee to the board of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. He has served on the faculties of the Federal City College, the University of Maryland, the Pennsylvania State University, Vanderbilt University, and has taught in England, France and Turkey. Mr. Kuhnle regularly speaks before national and international audiences and has written a column for The Washington Post.

Mr. Kuhnle holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University, an MA from the University of Kentucky and a BA from Centre College. He also earned an Honours Certificate from the University of Edinburgh.