Arts & Sciences: History of Art chair Herb
Kessler will hold the top role at the Krieger
Herb Kessler has some pretty strong ideas about what he'd like to
accomplish as dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School
of Arts and Sciences. What he doesn't have are preconceived
ideas on how to accomplish them.
"I want to hear what the faculty says, and hear
what the students say about things before going ahead," Kessler
said. "I will be a dean who talks and listens to everyone before
Kessler, a Johns Hopkins faculty member since
1976, was appointed dean of Arts and Sciences last week by the
executive committee of the board of trustees, on the
recommendation of President William R. Brody.
Engineering: Ilene Busch-Vishniac, mechanical
engineer from the University of Texas, to take the helm of the
When Ilene Busch-Vishniac talks about what she wants to
accomplish as dean of the Whiting School of
Engineering, she borrows a metaphor from her colleagues in
"I would be thrilled if I could end my tenure
with people thinking of me as a bridge builder," Busch-Vishniac
said, saying she wants to foster the growing collaborations among
Whiting School departments, between the school and other Hopkins
divisions and with outside institutions.
"I want to build contacts across campus," she
said. "And I recognize that we have some very strong competitors
in engineering programs in the Maryland area. Rather than always
having an adversarial relationship, I'd like to see about
building strong ties with them."
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