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Announcing the Appointment of Dr. Edward B. Montgomery as Dean of Georgetown Public Policy

June 10, 2010

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community:
It is with great pleasure that I announce that, in close consultation with Provost James J. O’Donnell, I have appointed Edward B. Montgomery as Dean of Georgetown Public Policy, effective August 15, 2010.  Dean Montgomery joins our community following service on President Obama’s Task Force on the Auto Industry and as the Executive Director of White House Council for Auto Communities and Workers.
Dean Montgomery has had a rich career in government and higher education.  Before his 2009 appointment by President Obama, he was Dean of the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences from 2003–2009, where he also served as a Professor of Economics since 1992.  As Dean of the University of Maryland’s largest college, he focused on building their social science research program which has ranked 10th in faculty productivity, broadening the undergraduate experience, and expanding diversity. 
Prior to his service at the University of Maryland, Dean Montgomery served as Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor in the Clinton Administration.  He holds a B.S. (Honors) in Economics from Pennsylvania State University, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
I am deeply grateful to William T. Gormley for his outstanding service and leadership as Interim Dean of GPPI.  I also want to express my sincere thanks to the search committee, led by Professor Robert Pitofsky, for its commitment to conducting an inclusive national search and identifying the very finest leader for the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. 
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Dean Montgomery.  I very much look forward to our work together and the dynamic leadership he will bring to the bright future of Public Policy at Georgetown.
You have my very best wishes.

John J. DeGioia


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