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Homewood Professor of the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University; President Emeritus, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marina Kellen French Distinguished Visitor and Max Beckmann Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2023 and Class of Spring 2019

Daniel Weiss is Homewood Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University and President Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he served from 2015-2023. Previously, Weiss was the fourteenth President of Haverford College, the sixteenth President of Lafayette College, and the James B. Knapp Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, where he also served as professor and chair of the History of Art Department.


Weiss has written or edited seven books and numerous articles on the art of the Middle Ages, higher education, the Vietnam War, museums, and other topics. His most recent books include Why the Museum Matters (2022) and In That Time: Michael O’Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam (2019). His work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies at Harvard University, and te Samuel H. Kress Foundation. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, Weiss is vice chair of the board of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, vice chair of the Library of America, a member of University Council at Yale, and a trustee of the Wallace Foundation and the Posse Foundation.


Weiss holds a PhD in the history of art from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

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