Dean’s Message

Andrew DouglasWhiting School Community,

Just six weeks into the fall semester, the level of activity on campus is extraordinary.

While our undergraduates may be settling into the rhythms of the academic calendar, they’re doing so at a pace and with a level of energy that is breathtaking to watch. They’re discovering and delving deep into new interests in ways that define the Johns Hopkins experience. Our students are embarking on research projects, hunkering down with their design teams, and getting to know their new classmates. They’re planning January trips to Africa and Central America with Engineers Without Borders, building a car with our Baja team, competing in intramural sports, rehearsing with singing and dance groups, and exploring Baltimore through community service projects.

Our faculty are going gangbusters as well. In addition to teaching and mentoring students, they’re receiving broad recognition for their cutting-edge research through an impressive and growing array of professional honors and grants.

In light of these achievements and our forward momentum, it is particularly exciting to welcome Dr. T.E. (Ed) Schlesinger as the Whiting School of Engineering’s new dean.

Dr. Schlesinger will join WSE on January 1, 2014 and comes to us from Carnegie Mellon University, where he has served on the faculty since 1985 and has led the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2005. I am confident that Dr. Schlesinger, a respected researcher, educator and leader in academia, brings the skills and experiences necessary to ensure the our school’s continued successes and growth. You can read more about Dr. Schlesinger here.

Until Dr. Schlesinger’s arrival, I am honored to continue serving as the Whiting School’s interim dean.


Andrew Douglas
Interim Dean, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering
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