July 23, 2012

Joshua McIntosh named dean of academic services, a new post

Joshua McIntosh

Joshua G. McIntosh, an experienced administrator who has devoted his career to enriching all aspects of university student life, has been named dean of academic services at The Johns Hopkins University.

McIntosh, currently associate dean at Harvard University’s Harvard College, will join Johns Hopkins in the newly created post on Aug. 6.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. McIntosh join Homewood Student Affairs as the inaugural dean of academic services,” said Sarah B. Steinberg, vice provost for student affairs. “He shows tremendous enthusiasm for Johns Hopkins and its dedication to enhancing the student experience. His expertise in strategic planning, team building and providing outstanding student services at Harvard will make him a valuable addition to our leadership team.”

In his post at Harvard, McIntosh is responsible for financial and human resources management, information technology, policy development, and implementation and assessment of all programs and services associated with housing, residential life, student activities, public service, BGLTQ student life, the Women’s Center and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.

He came to Harvard in 2006 from Syracuse University, where he earned both his master of arts in college student development and his doctorate in higher education administration. At Syracuse, he served as both associate director and senior associate director of the Office of Greek Life and Experiential Learning, as well as coordinator for assessment and residence director for SU’s Office of Residence Life from 1999 through 2006.

From 1997 to 1999, McIntosh worked as both resident director and conference director for Appalachian State University’s Department of Housing and Residential Life.

“I am looking very forward to joining the Homewood Student Affairs community and the opportunity to partner with the Whiting and Krieger schools to continue to strengthen academic services at Hopkins,” McIntosh said.

Steinberg said that McIntosh was selected after an extensive national search, during which he deeply impressed everyone he met not only with his expertise in academic administration and experience in student life issues but also with his warmth, vitality, energy and clear understanding of the mission of his new position.

As dean of academic services, McIntosh will provide vision, leadership and strategic direction to support the academic missions of both the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. He will enhance academic services by aligning them more effectively to the missions of each school and by improving coordination across all the areas involved to enable student support and access.

He will work in partnership with Susan Boswell, dean of student life, to create a campus environment that views students and their experiences holistically, enhancing their sense of community and assisting students in meeting their intellectual, professional and personal goals.