April 2023 Noteworthy

April 12, 2023

Burt Barnow and Stephanie Cellini (Public Policy and Public Administration) had papers cited in the 2023 Economic Report of the President.

Two GW basketball players and CCAS students received Atlantic 10 postseason honors: Senior James Bishop IV (Sociology) was named First Team All-Conference and first-year student Maximus Edwards was named A-10 Rookie of the Year and also selected to the All-Rookie team.

Vian Borchert, BFA ’96, (Fine Arts) presented the exhibit “REFRACTURE–Visual Realignment” at LICHTUNDFIRE Gallery in New York City.

Ashley Brown, PhD ’17, (American Studies) authored the biography Serving Herself: The Life and Times of Althea Gibson (Oxford University Press, 2023).

Danny Hayes (Political Science) was awarded the Goldsmith Book Prize in the Academic Category by the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center for his article “News Hole: The Demise of Local Journalism and Political Engagement.”

Alexa Alice Joubin (English) received the inaugural Bell Hooks Legacy Award by the Popular Culture Association.

Coast Guard Commander Zeita Merchant, MPA ’10, (Environmental and Emergency Management) was featured in a Start TV special about women leaders in honor of Women’s History Month.

Sanjay Pandey (Public Policy and Public Administration) received the Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) at their 2023 Annual Conference. He also received the ASPA Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award for the best scholarly article on performance in public and nonprofit organizations for co-authoring “Red Tape, Organizational Performance, and Employee Outcomes: Meta-analysis, Meta-regression, and Research Agenda.”

Graduate student Dajana Perić (Studio Arts) was featured by BN TV and Bosnia’s Novi Glas for her thesis exhibition (1, 2, 3).

Daniele Podini (Forensic Sciences) received a $136,571 grant from BODE Cellmark Forensics to study advance methods for separating DNA mixtures.

Zaynab Quadri, PhD ’22, (American Studies) wrote a Washington Post article on the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War titled “American foreign policy has flaws embedded at its core. Iraq proved it.”

Three PhD students in the Department of Physics won external fellowships. Sara Ratliff received a 2022-23 fellowship from the Center for Nuclear Femtography to study the motion of quarks inside protons and neutrons inside atomic nuclei. Erin Seroka was awarded a 2022-23 Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship for her work on short-range correlations between protons and neutrons in nuclei. And Phoebe Sharp won a 2022-23 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate short-range correlations using a novel technique of photon-induced meson production reactions

Maansi Srivastava, BFA ’22, (Photojournalism) was selected for the year-long New York Times Photography Fellowship.

Heather Stebbins (Electronic and Computer Music) released her new album Roots with New Focus Recordings. 

Gregory Wallace (Speech & Hearing) received grants totaling $99,670 from the National Institutes of Health in support of his work in advancing the system of care for autistic older adults and studying the neurodevelopmental biomarkers of late diagnosis in female and gender-diverse autism.