In an e-mail sent last night to the University community, John DeGioia named Edward B. Montgomery as the new Dean of Georgetown’s Public Policy Institute.
“I am excited by this opportunity to work with President DeGioia and the faculty, students, staff and alumni of the GPPI community,” Montgomery said, according to a press release.
Montgomery’s career spans both the federal and academic worlds—and then back again. The new GPPI Dean comes to Georgetown after time at the White House as both a member of President Obama’s Task Force on the Auto Industry and as the Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers. (In other words, he was the guy tasked with helping that areas that suffered after the federal government’s restructured General Motors.)
Before his latest stint with the federal government, Montgomery worked at the University of Maryland as both an economics professor and Dean of the College Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Montgomery also worked under President Clinton as the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Labor in the late 1990s.
Montgomery will officially become the GPPI Dean on August 15. GPPI, which has an enrollment of about 450 students, specializes in master’s degrees in public policy and policy management.
After the jump, we’ve posted DeGioia’s full e-mail announcing the Dean Montgomery’s hire.
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