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Dean David Andrews

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David W. Andrews, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Education

Dean David Andrews, who has dedicated his career to enhancing opportunities for children and youth by strengthening families, communities, and schools, was reappointed to a second five-year term in July 2015. Under Andrews’ leadership, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (SOE) has become a national leader in providing teachers, counselors, special educators, and public safety personnel access to high quality instruction, developing evidence-based models of instruction, and recruiting top scholars to its faculty. During his first term, SOE significantly expanded its research capacity through its three world-class research centers – the Center for Social Organization of Schools, Center for Research and Reform in Education and the Center for Technology in Education. A PhD program has been established and the practitioner focused online EdD has been expanded. Both programs are attracting researchers and educational leaders, nationally and internationally, committed to improving educational policy and practice. All of which helped SOE achieve its # 1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report for graduate schools of education two years in a row.

Currently, the school is in the process of launching an institute for educational policy which will formally open in the fall of 2015. Andrews is also a founding member of Deans for Impact – a group of leading educators committed to developing more effective techer preparation programs. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Andrews spent ten years at Ohio State University where he was the founding dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology. 

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Highlights include:

  • Advancing a research agenda attracting world class academicians to guide the way in developing evidence-based models of instruction.
  • Leading a unique university-community partnership to establish and operate the Henderson-Hopkins School (K-8) and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center.
  • Overseeing whole school reform with model instructional programs serving more than 400,000 students in 1,650 schools in 48 states and in Chile, Ireland, Scotland and England.


2013 Recipient of the Friend of the Education Industry Award by the Education Industry Association for efforts to reform education for the betterment of schools, teachers and students.

2011 Recipient of the Leroy Collins Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC). This prestigious award is named in honor of former Florida Governor Leroy Collins, whose leadership was instrumental in establishing the community college system in Florida. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished graduates from a Florida community college who have made substantial contributions to their college, community, state and nation.