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Steven David

Steven David

Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education

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  • Steven David, vice dean for undergraduate education, is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and a longtime member of the School of Arts and Sciences’ leadership team.

    As vice dean, David focuses on evaluating and enhancing every aspect of the undergraduate academic endeavor and ensuring the highest quality of the school’s undergraduate programs.

    David has directed the enormously successful Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program since its inception in 1998. As vice dean, he continues to do so, drawing on that experience to forge new opportunities for students to conduct research in the School of Arts and Sciences, in other Johns Hopkins divisions, in the Baltimore community, and in Washington, D.C. International research and community service play an increasingly important role in the lives of our students, and David works to foster such opportunities for students.

    His portfolio includes oversight of the program in Public Health Studies and the Center for Language Education, and he administers the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship program.

    A faculty member in the Department of Political Science since 1981, David served for more than 25 years as director of the department’s International Studies program, the first of its kind in the nation and one of the school’s most popular majors. He previously served as vice dean for centers and programs (2005–2010) and as associate dean for academic affairs (1998–2003).

    An award-winning teacher, he is a former department chair and former director of the school’s Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. An expert on international politics and security studies, David earned his BA from Union College, an MA from Stanford, and a PhD from Harvard. He has been studying international relations, with a focus on international security and the developing world, for three decades.