Category: Fall 2020, Georgetown Magazine

Title:Personal Reflections: Rohan Williamson

Author: Interview by Chris Enochs
Date Published: November 18, 2020

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Georgetown has been investing in learning virtually for about 20 years now. We’ve made good investments in technology and pedagogy in both nonsynchronous and synchronous learning. No one planned on it being in force this year, but we’re in a good position.

Our dedication to the student experience goes beyond classroom learning. We’re committed to cura personalis and want to develop the student in unique ways. The Georgetown experience, being in Washington, D.C., being engaged in a Jesuit tradition—we want to maintain that, but we can’t have students here on campus with each other. Keeping students—who may be thousands of miles away—connected is one of the challenges in this environment.

“Our dedication to the student experience goes beyond classroom learning.”

Rohan Williamson

We need to engage students in all dimensions— student clubs, the career center, faculty connections, and study groups. We are figuring out ways to address those important aspects, plus provide opportunities to expand their horizons by having a diverse student body, being able to learn from others from throughout the world, and engaging in experiences that are unique to Georgetown.

Vice Provost for Education Rohan Williamson is a professor of finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Charles A. Dean Chair of International Business at the McDonough School of Business. He is also the father of two Georgetown alumni.

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