Dexter Smith to lead part-time engineering program at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins University
September 13, 2010
Dexter G. Smith has been appointed the Whiting School of Engineering’s associate dean for Engineering for Professionals, which offers part-time education for working engineers and scientists. The appointment is effective Oct. 1.
Smith, who has been affiliated with Johns Hopkins since 1995, currently serves as a member of the principal professional staff of the university’s Applied Physics Laboratory and as the EP program’s chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
In announcing the appointment, Nick Jones, the Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School, said that Dexter brings to EP a combination of skills and experiences that makes him uniquely qualified for his new leadership role.
EP offers master’s degrees in 15 disciplines. Currently more than 3,000 students are enrolled in EP courses at eight education centers in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, through partnerships with industry and locations nationwide, and online.
In directing this program, Smith will succeed Allan Bjerkaas, who in 2001 became the associate dean for what was then called Part-time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science. Bjerkaas recently announced his retirement.