Philip Tang (he/him) works on behalf of the nation’s leading universities and health sciences institutions to recruit senior executives and academic leaders. An interdisciplinary specialist, he conducts searches for presidents, provosts, academic deans and cabinet-level roles.
Phil manages WittKieffer’s leading Public Health portfolio, routinely placing deans, directors and chairs who strengthen not only their institutions but also their communities, advancing health equity, improving population health, and saving lives.
As leader of the firm’s Online and Digital Education Practice, Phil helps universities across the nation recruit chief online officers to steward their distance education strategies and catalyze academic and pedagogical innovation using digital technology.
Previously a vice provost at Johns Hopkins University, Phil brings to his partnerships an institutional perspective and nuanced understanding of university administration. A member of APHA, OLC and other professional organizations, he is actively engaged in and connected to the disciplines he serves. He works closely with boards and search committees, providing guidance and counsel in times of leadership transition and organizational change.
Phil approaches each engagement with a collaborative spirit, uncompromising standards and a fierce commitment to advancing diversity in education leadership.