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Johns Hopkins SAIS Names Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has announced the appointment of Julianna González-McLean as Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She begins her new role on July 5, 2023.

A collaborative leader with 15 years of experience in higher education, González-McLean joins Johns Hopkins SAIS from George Washington University’s School of Nursing, where she served as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and assistant professor. González-McLean will work across SAIS to provide strategic direction, operational oversight, and guidance for the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion plan in alignment with SAIS’ mission and Johns Hopkins University’s Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.
Prior to her role at George Washington University, González-McLean held various positions in student services and academic counseling at institutions such as Boston College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Boston University. She has also served on several educational and diversity advisory boards. At Boston College, she created and oversaw the Seacole Scholars program, a living and learning community for first-year nursing students from minority backgrounds.
“We were deeply impressed by Julianna’s experience as a strategic thinker and community builder,” said SAIS Dean James B. Steinberg. “I look forward to working with her as she provides the vision and leadership to advance the school’s mission and forge diverse, equitable, and inclusive climates across our school’s three locations Washington, D.C., Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China.”
“I have a great deal of respect for Johns Hopkins and SAIS’ strong commitment to the dignity and equality of all persons,” González-McLean said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to help advance this culture by working closely with faculty, students, and staff to sustain an environment where all can flourish intellectually and personally.”
González-McLean received a B.A. in Sociology from Boston College, an M.Ed. in Policy, Planning, and Administration with a focus in Higher Education Administration from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Boston College. Her doctoral dissertation was titled Living and Learning Community and Sense of Belonging of First-Year Women of Color in a Predominantly White Institution Baccalaureate Nursing Program.

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For eight decades, students have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to learn from renowned faculty and distinguished policy practitioners, build their professional networks, and gain hands-on work experience.
The school was founded in 1943 by Paul H. Nitze and Christian A. Herter, statesmen who sought to prepare the next generation of leaders to meet the complex challenges the U.S. and the world would face following World War II. A distinguished faculty of scholars and policy experts developed an innovative curriculum that emphasized international politics, economics, and foreign languages. That program, combined with skills training and experiential learning, helped prepare students to make a difference in government, civil society, and the private sector. In 1955, SAIS established a campus in Bologna, Italy, and in 1986 the school initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing.
Today, SAIS carries on this tradition, preparing students for the emerging challenges of the 21st century. Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni number more than 20,000 graduates, a network of professionals working across the globe. From private-sector executives to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to ambassadors, and international media correspondents to energy consultants, SAIS alumni are defined by their innovative thinking, analytical approach, and policy expertise. They are leaders in their fields, lifelong students committed to the betterment of the world.
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Friday, June 16, 2023