The interim dean of Columbian College since 2018, Paul Wahlbeck has championed student opportunities, innovative programs and world-changing faculty research.
“Most history classes, you are in a discussion room talking about it, but with George Washington and his World, we get to take the class on his estate and relive through what he did.”
"The student body comes from very different backgrounds , and you can always find someone studying something you know nothing about.“
"As anthropologists, we go into communities and spend time trying to understand lived experiences. We tell people's stories. And we have an obligation to do it right"
Associate Professor of Anthropology
"I chose GW because of the amazing faculty members in the department. I chose American Studies because of the relative amount of freedom the discipline provides in research."
"That degree has helped me in my entire career and I am still working with the same people I went to college with many years ago. I recommend this college to anyone"