Andrew Douglas to serve as interim dean of School of Engineering

Andrew Douglas, vice dean for faculty in the Whiting School of Engineering, has been named the school's interim dean, effective July 1.

His appointment follows the June 30 departure of Dean Nicholas P. Jones, who will leave Johns Hopkins to become executive vice president and provost of Penn State University.

In an email to the Johns Hopkins community, President Ronald J. Daniels wrote, "With Nick Jones at the helm, over the past nine years the Whiting School has distinguished itself as a model for innovation and collaboration across our great university. ... We honor his legacy by moving forward with all due haste to find the right leader to succeed him, a leader with the knowledge, skills, and experience to build upon the foundation of excellence in the Whiting School that Nick has made possible."

Daniels has asked Interim Provost Jonathan Bagger to lead a search committee, with broad representation from across the university, to assist in identifying that individual.

The committee has been asked to present its recommendations to Daniels before the end of summer.

Members of the Johns Hopkins community can share their thoughts and confidential nominations with the search committee by emailing

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