John Brooks Slaughter

  • Professor of Education and Engineering
  • USC Rossier School of Education
Office: (213) 740-0195

Expertise Summary

Expert in higher education and leadership


  • higher education leadership
  • diversity and inclusion in higher education
  • underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • access and affordability

Additional Information

  • Former president, Occidental College
  • Former chancellor, University of Maryland
  • First African American to head the National Science Foundation
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • Member, Hall of Fame of the American Society for Engineering Education
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and Tau Beta Pi Honorary Engineering Society
  • Founding editor, Computers & Electrical Engineering
  • Recipient, NAE Arthur M. Bueche Award (2004)
  • Recipient, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Award (1997)
  • Recipient, UCLA Medal of Excellence (1989)
  • Recipient, first U.S. Black Engineer of the Year award (1987)
  • Recipient, NSF Distinguished Service Award (1979)
  • Recipient, UCLA Distinguished Alumnus of the Year (1978)
  • Holds honorary degrees from more than 25 institutions