Christopher Celenza
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

265 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 516-8770
celenza@jhu.edu

Andraya Dolbee
Senior Administrative Coordinator
(410) 516-8770
andrayadolbee@jhu.edu

Christopher Celenza

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Christopher Celenza assumed the position of Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in October 2016. In this role, Dr. Celenza will be a key contributor to the development and execution of the long-term vision of the Office of the Provost. Specifically, he will work closely with schools across the university to address pressing issues facing our faculty, identify opportunities to increase collaboration, increase faculty diversity, and continue efforts to improve mentorship programs for our junior faculty. 

Dr. Celenza came to Johns Hopkins in 2005 after teaching for nine years in the Department of History at Michigan State University. While with us, he has served as a professor and chair of the Classics Department, held a dual appointment in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, and from 2008-10 was director of the Krieger School’s Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe. From 2010-14, he served as Director of the American Academy in Rome. Most recently, he was the vice dean for the humanities and social sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Celenza holds two doctoral degrees, one in history from Duke University and one in classics and neo-Latin literature from the University of Hamburg.

The author or editor of seven books and over forty articles and book chapters, Dr. Celenza is the author of the prize-winning book The Lost Italian Renaissance (Johns Hopkins University Press), which was translated into Italian in 2014. His most recent book is Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard University Press, 2015).