John DeGioia

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John J. DeGioia is the forty-eighth president of Georgetown University and a professorial lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. For more than three decades, he has served the Georgetown community in both senior administrative and academic roles. As the first lay president of a Jesuit university he places emphasis on sustaining and strengthening Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and its responsibility to serve as a voice and an instrument for justice. He has also been an advocate for interreligious dialogue. He has most recently taught on “Working on Ourselves: Imagination, Interior Freedom and the Academy.” He is a member of the Order of Malta, a lay religious order of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to serving the sick and the poor. Before becoming president, DeGioia served at Georgetown as senior vice president, responsible for university-wide operations, and dean of student affairs. DeGioia earned his B.A. and Ph.D at Georgetown University.
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