Daniel Weiss, an art historian and a member of the Johns Hopkins University faculty since 1993, has been appointed dean of the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Weiss will take office July 1, succeeding Richard McCarty as the school's James B. Knapp Dean.
"My assuming this position represents a commitment to continue the work begun under Dean McCarty," said Weiss, whose nomination by President William R. Brody was approved by the board of trustees at its February meeting. Weiss said his top priority is implementation of the school's new strategic plan, adopted last year by faculty, students, alumni and others working under McCarty's and Weiss's leadership. Weiss was then the dean's senior adviser and has served since August as the school's dean of the faculty. Weiss, who earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University in 1979, is also a double-degree graduate of Johns Hopkins and the Krieger School. He earned a master's in art history in 1982 and a doctorate 10 years later, after a detour through the world of business. He earned an MBA, with a concentration in nonprofit management, in 1985 from the Yale School of Management. He worked for the next four years for the consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton before returning to academia.
After receiving his doctorate, he joined the faculty in the History of Art Department in 1993 and was chairman of the department from 1998 until last year. In 1994, Weiss won the Van Courtland Elliott Prize, becoming one of the first art historians to win that award from the Medieval Academy of America. He has won two Johns Hopkins awards for teaching excellence.
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