Students at Whitaker

Dean of Students

Demetrius Johnson, Ph.D. joined Hood as the dean of students in December 2023.

In his role, Johnson collaborates directly with students and oversees Hood’s Office of Residence Life and the Office of Student Life and Orientation, to provide a meaningful, enriching and student-focused experience for Hood residents and commuters.

Johnson has more than 10 years of experience in higher education leadership. Johnson most recently served as vice president for student affairs at Bowie State University and previously served as associate vice president for student engagement at Marymount University and dean of student affairs at Dillard University.

Johnson attended Augustana College as an undergraduate before earning his first advanced degree, an M.S. in higher education administration, from Western Illinois University. Johnson also holds two Ph.Ds., one in philosophy from the University of the Cumberlands and another in management from the University of Phoenix.

Contact Information
Phone: 301-696-3235
Office: Student Life Suite, 2nd floor, Whitaker Campus Center