David W. Andrews, Ph.D.
President, National University, Former Dean, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. David W. Andrews is President of National University. With over three decades of acclaimed higher
education experience in a broad range of academic and educational leadership posts, Dr.
Andrews is leading National’s commitment to transforming higher education through innovation,
collaboration and an exceptional student experience.
Prior to coming to National University, Dr. Andrews was Dean of the School of Education at
Johns Hopkins University. During his tenure the School established a reputation for quality that
earned it U.S. News and World Report’s #1 ranking of Graduate Schools of Education two years
in a row. While at Hopkins he helped found the non-profit organization Dean’s for Impact in
Education, and lead the design and build of the first new public school (PK-8 th Grade) in East
Baltimore in over 25 years. Prior to his work at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Andrews led a merger that
resulted in the creation of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State
University and was the new college’s founding dean. His scholarly work has focused on
intervening in the life course of high risk students.
Dr. Andrews holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from Auburn University, a master’s degree from
Kansas State University and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.