John DeGioia


John J. DeGioia is the 48th President of Georgetown University. Dr. DeGioia earned a bachelor's degree in English from Georgetown University in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University in 1995. Prior to his appointment as president in 2001, Dr. DeGioia held a variety of senior administrative positions at Georgetown, including Senior Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs. He has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Academia by the Sons of Italy, and the "Catholic in the Public Square Award" by Commonweal (2012).  He was honored as a "Brave Thinker" by The Atlantic (2012), and as "Washingtonian of the Year" by Washingtonian magazine (2008).  He has also received an honorary fellowship at Glyndŵr University (2010), as well as the "Esteemed Friend" award from Sophia University in Tokyo (2014), and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010). Dr. DeGioia spent his early years in Orange, Connecticut, and Hanford, California. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C. For his full biography, visit here