Office of the Dean

T.E. "Ed" Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean

T.E. “Ed” Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean

Fall 2018

Dear Whiting School Community,

At its core, the Whiting School of Engineering comprises partnerships that extend within and far beyond the boundaries of our campus. Through these partnerships, we advance discovery, create knowledge, and have an impact on the world. They fuel all that we do and define who we are, which was true when the university was founded more than a century ago, and will still be true a century from today.

Our community is broad. It includes our on-campus populations of students, faculty, and staff, as well as our online and part-time students and our colleagues at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. It includes alumni around the world, corporations, government agencies, Baltimore City neighbors, other universities, and many others. The partnerships that these individuals and groups create together grow every year and manifest in a multitude of ways, from an alumnus providing an undergraduate with a summer internship or a faculty member teaching local middle school students about robotics to government agencies funding major new research initiatives.

We recently completed the school’s largest-ever fundraising campaign, which already is spurring exciting initiatives and is enabling wonderful new opportunities for both students and faculty. The campaign’s success was borne out of our connection members of our community who place enormous confidence in us and in our mission. Thank you for your support and for being our partner.


Ed Schlesinger
Benjamin T. Rome Dean


T.E. “Ed” Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean, Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering

Ed Schlesinger is the Benjamin T. Rome Dean at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering where he also is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

At Johns Hopkins, Schlesinger has launched numerous initiatives aimed at enhancing the student experience and the impact of the Whiting School of Engineering’s educational and research efforts on society. He has built educational, research, and outreach partnerships and has enhanced translational opportunities for Whiting School of Engineering faculty, students, and staff.

These efforts include the creation of the cross-divisional Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, a partnership between the Whiting School and JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. They also include the launch of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, a partnership with the School of Medicine, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other JHU divisions that is aimed at enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency of health care, and helping lead a 10-year multimillion-dollar partnership between the Barclay Elementary/Middle School and JHU, community organizations, and the Baltimore City Schools to created pre-K through eighth grade school focused on engineering education and computer skills as a means to spark student achievement.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2014, Schlesinger was the David Edward Schramm Memorial Professor and head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also served as the director of the Data Storage Systems Center, associate department head in ECE, founding co-director of the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory, and director the DARPA MISCIC Center.

He has published over 250 articles and conference proceedings, and holds 13 patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the SPIE, was President of the ECE Department Heads’ Association and served on its board of directors, was a member of the International Advisory Panel for the A*STAR Graduate Academy in Singapore, was on the Advisory Board for the ECE Department at Georgia Tech and the Technology Commercialization Advisory Board for Innovation Works. He currently is a member of the Fellowship Evaluation Panel of the National Research Foundation of Singapore.

Schlesinger earned a BSc in physics at the University of Toronto and earned his MS and PhD in applied physics at the California Institute of Technology.

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