Andrew Douglas is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and is the vice dean for faculty at the Whiting School of Engineering, where he holds a joint appointment in Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Douglas’ research has focused on soft biological tissues and organs such as the heart and tongue. Douglas joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1983, and served as chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, he was named associate dean for academic affairs at the Whiting School of Engineering and later served as the school’s interim dean. Douglas earned a BS and MS in civil engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an MS and PhD in Solid Mechanics from Brown University in 1982.