Thomas J. LeBlanc is the 17th president of the George Washington University, the largest institution of higher education in Washington, D.C. Dr. LeBlanc leads a preeminent academic and research enterprise with 10 schools and colleges, more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students and thousands of faculty and staff across three campuses in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Dr. LeBlanc has focused efforts on enhancing GW's student experience, research, philanthropy and constituent engagement, medical enterprise and institutional culture. The university is now building on this progress to advance GW toward its aspiration for preeminence as a comprehensive, global research university, leading it to its bicentennial and beyond.
Prior to GW, Dr. LeBlanc was executive vice president and provost at the University of Miami and previously served as dean in the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester.
A computer scientist, Dr. LeBlanc's publications include writings on operating systems, parallel programming and software engineering. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and a bachelor's degree in computer science from State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
Meet President LeBlanc
- "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond - "This book reminds us that we are products of the past."
- "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman - "Explains how humans are not as rational as we thought."
- "Moneyball" by Michael Lewis - "I love any Michael Lewis book."
- "Algorithms to Live By" by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths - "This book applies computer science to everyday life."