Recent Faculty Books

It's Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television

Gayle Wald, professor of English, examines the first African American black variety television program, "Soul!," which was influential in expressing the diversity of black popular culture, thought and politics, as well as helping to create the notion of black community.

The Public Sector R&D Enterprise

Peter Linquiti, associate professor of Environmental Resource Policy, provides students and practitioners alike with a primer on how government R&D programs actually work and a sophisticated methodology for valuing R&D investments before they are made.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture

Elise A. Friedland, associate professor of classics and art history, contributes to this handbook which analyzes sculptures from regions throughout the Roman Empire and emphasizes various approaches to the study of Roman sculpture.

Judaism in Transition: How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition

Carmel Chiswick, professor of economics, argues that economics is a blind spot in our understanding of religion and recasts the history of American Jews as one of innovation in order to maintain a distinctive Jewish culture.



$17.8 million in total research expenditures were awarded in fiscal year 2015
At the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, we foster discovery and creativity in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. As a premier research facility, students work side-by-side with faculty in labs, classrooms and the field to uncover new questions and answer age-old mysteries.

Our departments are actively engaged in cutting-edge research initiatives, partnering with prestigious institutes and foundations. Through the constant development of theories, the gathering and interpretation of data and the formulation of new techniques of inquiry, our research helps find solutions to real-world concerns.

New Research Grants

Research Grants Pave Way for Discoveries

From scientific examinations of turtle ant colonies and orb-weaving spiders to research investigations delving deep into the cells of developing embryos and the brains of people with schizophrenia, it’s been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College. Read more.

Research Publication

Columbian College Research Publication