Dr. David W. Andrews is President of National University, one of California’s largest, private non-profit universities with over three decades of acclaimed higher education experience in a broad range of academic and educational leadership posts. Dr. Andrews is leading National University’s commitment to transforming higher education through a more precise, student-centric approach that focuses on continued student success and satisfaction, more affordable tuition, and the growing importance of workforce relevance.
Prior to coming to National University, Dr. Andrews was Dean of the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. During his tenure, the School established a reputation for quality that earned it U.S. News and World Report’s #1 ranking of Graduate Schools of Education two years in a row. While at Hopkins, he helped found the non-profit organization Dean’s for Impact in Education, and lead the design and build of the first new public school (PK-8th Grade) in East Baltimore in over 25 years. Prior to his work at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Andrews led a merger that resulted in the creation of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University and was the new college’s founding dean. His scholarly work has focused on intervening in the life course of high-risk students.
Dr. Andrews holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from Auburn University, a master’s degree from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.