Associate Dean of Students

About Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson is the Associate Dean of Students at Harris Public Policy where he works on academics, curriculum, and student life. Andrew has been with the University for over nine years and with Harris for over six.  Andrew serves as an academic advisor for over 100 students, directs the Harris Mentor Program, manages data projects for student affairs, works with the student government Academic Committee, and advises a number of Harris Student Organizations. 

Andrew has worked in a variety of roles related to education, art, and public programs. Prior to joining Harris, he worked at the University of Chicago Law School as an administrator for the Dean’s office, as well as served at the Lab School and Student Health Services.  He has also directed public programs for the Glassell School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, managed educational programs for at-risk youth and curated exhibitions and shows at the African American Museum, and coordinated educational public programs at the Modern Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, and the Kimbell Art Museum.

Andrew holds BA degrees in Art History and History from Rice University, and an MA in Art History from TCU.  When not at Harris, you can find Andrew parenting two adorable boys, cooking, building furniture, and curating a large hot sauce collection.