Dean's Welcome

The Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) is proud to serve as the George Washington University’s hub for discovery and innovation in Northern Virginia.

At VSTC, we are advancing the frontiers of knowledge in cross-disciplinary STEM-based disciplines, including biological and health sciences, big data and data analytics, high-performance computing, energy science and technology, and infrastructure safety engineering.

Our School of Nursing—one of the nation’s best—is preparing compassionate health care practitioners who will improve the well-being of their communities while advancing research and leadership that promises to transform health care locally, nationally, and globally.

Our researchers are innovative thinkers tackling some of the most pressing challenges facing our community and our planet. One interdisciplinary team has built a cutting-edge model aimed at understanding how earthquakes affect nuclear reactors. Another is a finalist for the Carbon XPrize, with the goal of solving the global warming problem via carbon dioxide conversion. At VSTC we have forged partnerships with industry, government, and the community, and we are supporting regional opportunities, as evidenced by our investment in big data and data analytics and our attention to autism, computational biology, cybersecurity and other cutting-edge fields.

We also are at the forefront of delivering education to non-traditional learners in the 21st century. We will pioneer new programs and utilize state-of-the-art technology to provide the best possible learning experience.

Our university, known for academic excellence, has a long-term commitment to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since opening the campus in 1991, we have been an integral part of the educational, intellectual, and cultural vitality of the region. GW has a total estimated economic impact of $530 million on the Commonwealth.

Our vision for VSTC is to continue building a dynamic intellectual and social environment, benefiting our students, researchers, faculty, and staff, as well as our partners, the community, and more than 50,000 GW alumni living in Virginia. We will support the region’s economic development, address the intricate challenges that face our nation and the world, and enrich the quality of life in the region.

We invite you to join us on that journey.

Christopher J. Deering

Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies and GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus
Professor of Political Science

Dr. Christopher J. Deering

Read more about the Interim Dean of the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus