The Krieger School at a Glance

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Students to Faculty

Most classes have fewer than 20 students, and build a close personal connection with faculty.

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Students Who Intern

On average, a Krieger student has almost three internships while at JHU.

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Majors and Minors

With no core curriculum, students are provided the freedom to choose the courses that matter most to them.

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Faculty Members

Our faculty members hold some of the world’s most esteemed prizes and awards such as the Nobel, Guggenheim, Packard, and Simons.

KSAS Spotlight

Christopher Celenza returns to Johns Hopkins as Krieger School dean

Christopher S. Celenza, dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University and professor of History and Classics, has been named dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Celenza’s appointment, which begins Jan. 4, is a homecoming: He first joined the Krieger School faculty in 2005 as a professor in what was then the Department of […]

News from The Hub

From The Hub: The enduring value of an English degree

The enduring value of an English degree

Jan 15

Despite a struggling labor market and emerging technologies that emphasize the importance of STEM fields, an English degree is as useful as ever, says JHU Professor Mark Christian Thompson

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Swiping right for Gilman Hall (no seals were touched in the making of this video). 💙

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We’re infusing your day with some fresh botanicals from the “Botanical Painting in Gouache and Watercolor” course. 🌱

This intro to painting class explores the ways watercolor and designer gouache are used together to paint organic materials. This class will be offered again in summer 2021.

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Chaz Firestone, an assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences whose lab studies visual perception, likes to surround himself with objects that give a nod to his team’s research. Check out one of his favorite visual illusions. 👀

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Plush Jay decided to try out the Renaissance Challenge for #NationalBirdDay. 

The Renaissance period took place from the 14th century to the 17th century and promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature, and art. Some of the greatest thinkers, authors, statesmen, scientists and artists in human history thrived during this era.

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Despite the pandemic, Plush Jay is still getting out. ✈️ From Baltimore 📍to Colorado 📍to New Jersey to California 📍to New York. Where should Jay go next? Special thanks to our #WheresJay street team.

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Arts & Sciences Magazine Spring 2020 Issue

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Cover Story: Valuing the Vote

On the eve of the 2020 U.S. elections, we asked experts for some of their insights on voting.

FastForward to Entrepreneurship

From making a smart golf ball to teaching students how to DJ, FastForward U is an incubator for startups.

‘We Have to Keep This Going’

With unsettling speed, a global pandemic changed everything, everywhere. At the Krieger School, faculty and students have been quick to adapt and respond. We share some of their stories from early spring, just before the magazine went to press.


It was a good season for the women’s fencing team, first formed at Johns Hopkins in 1974.

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A final message from Dean Wendland for the spring 2020 issue. “I have been repeatedly buoyed by the courage and dedication of the faculty and students of the Krieger School.” As I prepare to leave the Krieger School for a new position, I can honestly say that I have learned something from each and every one of you.

More from the Dean

Seen & Heard: Ho-Fung Hung

Look who’s talking: Ho-Fung Hung of the Krieger School on coronavirus and government repression in Hong Kong.

Seen & Heard: Yascha Mounk

Look who’s talking: Yascha Mounk of the Krieger School on social distancing.

Seen & Heard: Emily Fisher

Look who’s talking: Emily Fisher of the Krieger School on adapting to the virtual environment.

Seen & Heard: Joel Schildbach

Look who’s talking: Joel Schildbach of the Krieger School on using online instruction.

Faculty Awards

Almost 20 faculty awards for Spring 2020, including fellowships, prizes, professorships and more. Find out what our faculty have been up to this year.

In Memoriam

We remember James Taylor, professor of Biology; Stephen Dixon, retired Professor in Writing Seminars; John Irwin, Decker Professor in the Humanities emeritus; and Yung Keun Lee, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

New Associate Dean Named

Meet Rachel Hitchcock, Krieger’s new associate dean for external affairs.

Dean Beverly Wendland Named Provost at Washington University

Beverly Wendland, current Krieger School dean, has been appointed the next provost of Washington University in St. Louis.

Krieger School Leads Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage

Johns Hopkins and the Krieger School are celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with a full year of events.

What Are You Reading?

Krieger School professors discuss their current best reads: We That Are Young, The Last Man, and Locke and Key.

More Faculty Books

2019-2020 books from Krieger School faculty covering noncommutative geometry, poetry collections, new vantage points on the “war on crime,” and more.

Works in Progress: Samuel Spinner

Faculty Samuel Spinner is working on a new book focusing on holocaust museums and literature, and lost parts of Jewish culture and history.

Considering What Might Have Been

Andrew Miller’s book On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives rediscovers classic texts, and our own lives, if the authors or characters had made different choices.

Works in Progress: Marina Bedny

Cognitive scientist Marina Bedny and colleagues showed that the purpose is very similar across most blind people, indicating the existence of an organizing system responsible for the repurposing process.

Syllabus: A close look inside the classroom

Derek Schilling’s For the Record class covered the music, art, culture, and social movements of 20th century expat life in Paris, culminating with an international symposium that reunited some of the original performers.

By the Numbers: Johns Hopkins Student Groups

Get the breakdown of JHU’s many student groups.

Major Infatuation: Economics

Students tell us why they love being an economics major.

Five Questions: Kevin Shollenberger

Kevin Shollenberger is Johns Hopkins’ inaugural vice provost for student health and well-being.

Field Notes: Ballot Boxing

Aarushi Krishnan ’23 is studying the passage of the 19th amendment with the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections Fellowship.

Field Notes: Chinese Characters

Alan Fang ’20 discusses his novel in progress about interconnected people crossing pivotal moments of Chinese history.

Field Notes: Fluid Movement

Valerie Gomez ’21, has contributed to pivotal research on multiciliated cells with the Holland Lab.

Field Notes: Future Imperfect? Gender in the Genre

Writing Seminars student Dominique Dickey is working on a book project about science fiction from a nonbinary gender perspective.

Change of Pace

Between the fall and spring semesters, Johns Hopkins offers Intersession courses, which gives students a chance to explore new fields and interests, as well as Baltimore City.

Colin Camerer: CV

Catch up with alumnus Colin Camerer, Behavioral Economist.

Alumni Kudos: Spring 2020

Krieger school alumni to watch.

Alumni to Watch

Alumni to watch in spring 2020 including Emma Needle, Reecha Pandya and Nhan Tran.

Easing the Mind

Alyson Friedensohn, A&S’12, and her company Modern Health developed an app that provides a mental health well-being platform for companies and employees.

Soul Searching

Jae Jin, A&S’08, left behind a budding medical career to start an award-winning, global music career.

Finding Common Ground Around the Globe

Cameron Munter MA ’78, PhD ’84, spent 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, under four presidents and in locales ranging from Poland to Pakistan.

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