Faculty Directory

John H. Lynch

Clinical Professor






JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1983; MBA, Harvard Business School, 1979; BA, University of New Hampshire, 1974

Areas of Expertise

Business and governmental leadership


The CEO Experience

Current Research Topics

  • Similarities and differences between being CEO in the private sector and CEO in the public sector

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Clinical Professor, Tuck School of Business, 2017–present
  • Senior Lecturer, Tuck School of Business, 2013–17
  • Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, 2013–present 

Nonacademic positions

  • Governor, State of New Hampshire, 2004–12
  • President, The Lynch Group, 2001–04
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Knoll Inc., 1994–2001
  • Consultant, 1987–94
  • Director of Admissions, Harvard Business School, 1982–86

Board memberships

  • Ping4 Inc.
  • Dyn, FIRST Robotics
  • Past: Chair, University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees
  • President, UNH Alumni Association
  • Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Capitol Center for the Arts
  • Citizen’s Bank of New Hampshire


  • Granite State Legacy Award, NH Union Leader, 2013
  • Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, 2012–13
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  • Award for Outstanding Leadership from 2005–13, National Governors Association
  • President’s Award, Bi-State Primary Care Association of NH & VT, 2011
  • Early Learning Champion, Early Learning New Hampshire, 2011, 2010
  • Masters of Disaster Award, American Red Cross, 2009
  • Chairman’s Award, United Way, 2009
  • From the Heart Award, Boys and Girls Clubs of New Hampshire, 2006
  • Concord Salvation Army Civic Award, 2006
  • City Year New Hampshire, Lifetime of Service Award, 2006