John J. DeGioia
Since graduating from Georgetown in 1979, John J. DeGioia has served as a senior administrator and faculty member at the University. On July 1, 2001, he became Georgetown’s 48th president.
Dr. DeGioia is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown in 1979 and his PhD in Philosophy from the University in 1995. Prior to his appointment as president, Dr. DeGioia held a variety of senior administrative positions at Georgetown, including senior vice president, responsible for university-wide operations, and dean of student affairs. In 2004, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Academia from the Sons of Italy.
Dr. DeGioia; his wife, a Georgetown alumna, and their son live in Washington, D.C.