October 31, 2011

Search committee appointed to identify next SAIS dean

President Ronald J. Daniels announced last week that he had appointed a search committee to identify a successor to Jessica P. Einhorn, who will retire as dean of the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies on June 30, 2012, following what Daniels termed “a decade of exemplary service.”

“There would be no more fitting tribute to Dean Einhorn and all of her accomplishments at SAIS and at Johns Hopkins than to identify a worthy successor,” Daniels said. “One of my highest priorities this academic year is to find an exemplary leader to build upon Jessica’s platform of success and to usher SAIS into the next phase of its remarkable history.”

Lloyd Minor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs will chair the search. Pam Cranston, vice provost for international programs and vice dean of the Carey Business School, will be vice chair.

Shelly Storbeck of the executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel has been retained to facilitate the search, Daniels said, adding that thoughts and nominations, which will be kept in strict confidence, should be sent directly to the search committee at SAIS@storbeckpimentel.com.

Members of the committee, in addition to Minor and Cranston, are Karen Bandeen-Roche, the Hurley-Dorrier Professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health; L. Ebony Boulware, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology, associate director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and associate director of the Johns Hopkins KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Program, schools of Medicine and Public Health; Steven David, vice dean for undergraduate education, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Michael Eicher, senior vice president for development and external affairs; Nicole Epps, graduate student in Middle East studies and international economics, SAIS; and Peter Flaherty, SAIS alumnus, chair of the SAIS advisory council and managing director of Arcon Partners LLC.

Also, Louis Forster, SAIS alumnus, member of the SAIS advisory council, trustee of The Johns Hopkins University, senior managing director of Cerberus Capital Management and chairman of Cerberus Asia Pacific Advisors; Francisco Gonzalez, associate professor of Latin American studies, SAIS; Kenneth Keller, director of the Bologna Center and professor of science and technology policy, SAIS; David M. Lampton, dean of faculty, the George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies and director of the China Studies Program, SAIS; Peter Lewis, associate professor and director of the African Studies Program, SAIS; Tobie Meyer-Fong, associate professor and director of graduate studies in History, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Thomas Quinn, professor of medicine, pathology, international health, epidemiology, and molecular microbiology and immunology, and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, schools of Medicine and Public Health; Dorothy Sobol, senior adjunct professor of international economics and emerging markets, SAIS; and Philip Tang (staff to the committee), senior adviser to the provost.