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John Muckle


John Muckle serves on Isaacson, Miller’s Executive Committee and heads the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) practice area for the firm, building scientific capacity at many leading academic institutions; he also has engaged in a number of the firm’s most recent university president and provost searches. In addition, John is a leader in the firm’s healthcare practice, where he oversees the recruitments of deans, department chairs, division chiefs, and biomedical center and institute directors. He has assisted clients such as Duke University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, and the University of Pennsylvania, among other leading academic healthcare organizations to attract talent at all levels. Prior to Isaacson, Miller, John was with Opera Solutions, an international management consulting firm serving Fortune 100 companies. In addition to leading operations projects for large financial institutions, John helped launch Opera's new practice area that serves research universities. Earlier in his career, John worked in campaign finance law investigation and enforcement for the Federal Election Commission.




  • AB, Dartmouth College
  • MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management

Focus Areas

  • STEM
  • Higher education
  • Healthcare