A Third Term for Dean Schlesinger

Winter 2024

Ed Schlesinger, who has served as dean of the Whiting School of Engineering since 2014, has been appointed to a third term as the school’s Benjamin T. Rome dean, through June 30, 2028.

In an announcement to the Johns Hopkins community, President Ronald J. Daniels and then Interim Provost Stephen Gange lauded Schlesinger, saying, “For nearly a decade under Ed’s leadership, the Whiting School of Engineering has made tremendous progress in advancing institutional goals and elevating the school’s impact both locally and around the globe.”

By just about every quantifiable measure, the school has made monumental strides during Schlesinger’s tenure. These achievements include doubling the Whiting School’s annual research funding and endowment, growing the faculty by national rankings, and building new partnerships across Johns Hopkins and with peer institutions and industry, as well as launching major new cross-divisional research institutes focused on areas including AI and renewable energy.

Schlesinger also played a leading role in the university’s efforts to reimagine the undergraduate experience and curriculum, serving as the co-chair of the Second Commission on Undergraduate Education, or CUE2.

“Given the strong momentum at the Whiting School and exciting new opportunities that lie ahead, we are confident that Ed is the right person to continue to lead the school for years to come,” Daniels and Gange wrote.

A photo of Dean Ed Schlesinger.