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New Associate Dean Named for AAP

John Caron has been named associate dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs.

Caron comes to Johns Hopkins from Northeastern University in Boston, where for the past six years he served as senior associate dean of academic and faculty affairs for the College of Professional Studies. He earned his doctorate of education from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Mission and quality are important to me,” says Caron. “At the same time, working closely with faculty to develop innovative programs that leverage Johns Hopkins’ commitment to excellence excites me.”

During his time at Northeastern, Caron worked with faculty to expand the outreach of academic programs; develop and launch multiple new programs each year; expand the ranks of full-time faculty from 20 to 80; and develop a robust professional development program for full- and part-time faculty.

Advanced Academic Programs offers part-time and full-time degree and certificate programs for adults in disciplines such as applied economics, biotechnology, communication, environmental studies, film, and government. Classes are held on-site in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; and Montgomery County; and flexible classes and online programs are also offered.