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Farouk Dey

Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design

Dr. Farouk Dey is higher education and workforce development executive with two decades of experience leading and transforming organizations using innovations in technology, experiential learning, design thinking, community engagement, and resource development. In his inaugural role as Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Dey leads programs and services that bridge curricular and experiential learning with life aspirations for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni across the university’s schools and divisions. In his former role as Dean of Career and Experiential Education at Stanford University, he successfully built and scaled career and experiential learning by creating a vision of meaningful work and a networked approach of personalized connections and inclusive communities. He is now working with education and industry leaders at Johns Hopkins University to launch a new vision of equitable access to life purpose for all students regardless of background or social capital using principles of integrative learning and life design.

Dr. Dey has held senior leadership and board roles at Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Florida, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and various startups and non-profit organizations. His credentials include a PhD and EdS in Educational Leadership with emphasis on higher education administration, an MBA and MEd in Counseling Psychology, and BBA in Finance.

A native of Algeria, Dr. Dey has been involved in education since a young age and has developed a passion for helping people and organizations achieve their ultimate potential. He was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Ten Voices in Education and is recognized in higher education circles for his thought-provoking writings, engaging speaking, and transformational leadership. Dr. Dey has served as a consultant for many organizations and universities, faculty at several institutes, and keynote speaker at many conferences in the US and around the world. Most notably, he led a four-year Department of State initiative to build career education and talent development programs at universities throughout the Philippines, taught transformative leadership courses for the Ministry of Education in Singapore, hosted dozens of international delegations from around the world, and delivered keynotes at conferences in Australia, Austria, Algeria, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Korea, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and across the United States. As illustrated in his TEDx Talk titled “Life Purpose Reconsidered” and Vision Chats, the central theme of Dr. Dey’s work has been inclusion and equity of access to education and economic opportunity for all people regardless of background or social capital

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JHU TEDx Talk: “Life Purpose Reconsidered”

Five Future Directions in University Career Services Article Link

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