President and Mrs. LeBlanc smiling with three students

About President LeBlanc

Prior to serving as the 17th President of the George Washington University, Thomas J. LeBlanc was the executive vice president and provost at the University of Miami. He was appointed to that position in 2005 and served as the chief academic officer and chief budget officer for the university responsible for overseeing and coordinating academic programs and enhancing the educational mission of the university. He served as a professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Previously, LeBlanc served as dean of the college faculty in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester. His 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 at Madison and a bachelor's degree in computer science from State University of New York at Plattsburgh.



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President LeBlanc's Reading List

  • "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."