About Dean Wilson

In April 2015, Dr. Andrew Wilson was appointed Dean of Academic and Student Services at Johns Hopkins University where he provides leadership for initiatives situated at the nexus of the academic and student experience for graduate and undergraduate students. His broad portfolio provides foundational services such as housing, dining, and assessment, as well as offices that leverage the student experience for lifelong success such as the Center for Social Concern, the campus hub for civic engagement, and the Center for Student Success, which houses student enrichment and support services.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Wilson has worked as an educator and administrator to ensure college students have seamless college experiences so they can achieve the highest levels of intellectual achievement and personal fulfillment. Previously, he served as Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life at Emory University where he also served as the chief residence life officer and chief student conduct officer. He also has held administrative positions at Virginia Commonwealth University and Washington University. Additionally, Dr. Wilson served as a faculty member in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia, teaching courses and advising graduate and undergraduate research projects related to the sociology of education as well as applied statistics and assessment in education.

Dr. Wilson’s research interests include maximizing residential living environments for student success, advocacy and inclusion education, and external relations. He has authored more than 20 publications and presented more than 35 sessions. His current research project explores factors of success for limited-income college students at highly selective private institutions.

Dr. Wilson earned a Ph.D. in counseling and human development from the University of Georgia. He serves on an advisory board for a Baltimore City elementary school, the College Board’s national advisory committee on Advanced Placement, and as a mission ambassador for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland.