Dean Andrews Reappointed

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald  Daniels and Provost Robert Lieberman recently announced the reappointment of Dean Andrews to a second five-year term. Calling him an “ Exemplary university citizen and colleague, the two officials said they were delighted Andrews will be part of the university and School of Education for the next five years”  See full letter below.

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff:

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. David Andrews to a second five-year term as dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, effective July 1, 2015.

Over the last five years, the School of Education has made truly remarkable progress in achieving its critical aspirations, and David has been a key component of that growth. He brought two major research centers into the school and recruited world-class researchers, including one of the first Bloomberg Distinguished Professors in partnership with the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The growth in research funding and faculty recognition helped propel the School of Education to No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of graduate programs in education for two consecutive years.

Additionally, David oversaw the development and launch of the school’s first PhD program to complement the long-standing, practitioner-focused EdD program. PhD students receive full tuition support as well as stipends, enabling the school to compete successfully for the most talented students in the country. The school also created a new online part-time EdD program and expanded its long-standing partnership with Teach For America through an innovative online master’s program.

The School of Education helped establish and now operates the Henderson-Hopkins school, serving young students in East Baltimore. This school offers research-based K-8 program development, a creative learning environment, and teacher training; it also epitomizes the School of Education’s mission and David’s essential belief in this university’s commitment to community. David has led the school’s efforts, in partnership with other Johns Hopkins divisions, to develop, implement, and fund two university wide signature initiatives of our Rising to the Challenge campaign: the Science of Learning Institute and the 21st Century Cities Initiative.

During the reappointment evaluation process, external reviewers cited the great strides the school has made in the last five years, highlighting the ways David’s “committed and skillful leadership” has helped advance a research agenda that “has the potential to bring great esteem to the university and address some of the nation’s significant problems in education.” He is also an exemplary university citizen and colleague, and we are delighted that his limitless sense of vision and outstanding leadership will remain part of this university and our School of Education for the next five years.

Please join us in congratulating David on his reappointment.


Ronald J. Daniels

Robert C Lieberman
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs