Dexter G. Smith joined The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering in October of 2010 as the associate dean of Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals.
Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers twenty-one technical and management master's degrees and certificates and serves over 3,400 students who are working professionals.
Smith is a former member of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's principal professional staff and in 2004 became the first business area executive for the biomedicine business area. He played a key role in organizing, staffing, and writing the largest Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency proposal ever awarded to APL ( i.e., Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009).
Smith joined APL in 1995 and served APL's national security technology department homeland protection business area as a group supervisor, branch supervisor, and program area manager, specializing in unique facilities characterization and chem/bio sensor development.
Before joining APL, Smith worked at Gould Electronics, Allied Signal, and Noise Cancellation Technologies. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in biomedical engineering, and a second master's degree and a doctorate in electrical engineering, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds ten U.S. patents and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a full member of the scientific research society Sigma XI, and a licensed professional engineer in Maryland. He is also a certified flight instructor and an instrument-rated commercial pilot.