Johns Hopkins Education Dean Moves to Nonprofit University

Dr. David Andrews, Johns Hopkins Dean of Education since 2010, has accepted the presidential position at National University, the second largest private, nonprofit university in California. The school primarily teaches adult learners and working professionals, and has a strong online learning presence. According to their website, 70 of their degrees can be taken online.

Under Andrews, the Hopkins graduate education program earned the number one ranking two years in a row on U.S. News and World Report University lists. Andrews is bringing a variety of academic credentials and awards from early childhood to higher education learning to this new position.

“I am honored to assume the leadership of National University during this exciting and transformative time within the higher education sector,” said Andrews in a National University press release. “I look forward to creating strong partnerships both within the university and with community groups and organizations that share our dedication to providing adult learners with access to an affordable, high-quality education that has the power to transform individual lives and our regional economies.”

Andrews is also a member of Deans for Impact, an education collective creating programs to better prepare teachers in training for modern challenges in the education landscape.

It’s an interesting move by one of the more notable figures in education academia, as Andrews will lead a school with a non-traditional, online-centric academic model.

Nate Leese

Nate Leese

Nate Leese is an Emerson College senior journalism student focusing on long term photography projects and visual media. Growing up a third culture kid he enjoys learning about relationships between cultures during times of change.