Recent Faculty News

Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

February 09, 2017

At the GW Speech and Hearing Center, Adrienne Hancock and student clinicians guide transgender clients to a new voice that represents their true selves--and gives them a new outlook on life.

Assistant Professor of English Jung Yun

Novelist Jung Yun Finds ‘Shelter’ in Writing

January 12, 2017

English’s Jung Yun hit the bestseller list with her novel Shelter. It’s the latest step in her creative and cultural journey.

Professor of History Tyler Anbinder (Photo: Harrison Jones)

Immigrant Saga Spans Centuries of Dreams

December 15, 2016

In his critically acclaimed new book, History’s Tyler Anbinder reveals how—regardless of race, religion or nationality—generations of immigrants share a universal story.


Mind Games: Can We Really Shape Our Brains?

November 07, 2016

The capacity for humans to get along holds society together. But how do we do it? Philosophy’s Tadeusz W. Zawidzki says we are “mindshapers,” able to mold our brains—and those around us.

Tara Scully and students Diana Kussainova and Hannah Finkel with oyster shells

Saving the Bay, One Oyster at a Time

October 13, 2016

From research on herbicide poisoning to shell conservation efforts for repopulating marine life, Columbian College students are on a mission to revive an ecosystem of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

Lisa Benton-Short

The National Mall: Inside America’s Front Yard

October 13, 2016

Home to monuments, memorials and marches, the National Mall is our most important public space. In her new book, Lisa Benton-Short looks at the Mall as a symbol of the American story.

Professors Gate in the sun

Welcome, New Faculty!

September 14, 2016

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a Fulbright Fellow and a bestselling novelist are among the 23 new faculty members welcomed to Columbian College this year.

University of Macau students with professor

International Teaching Exchange Bridges Borders

June 08, 2016

From Portuguese slang in D.C. to Emily Dickinson in Asia, a teacher exchange between GW and the University of Macau is the latest step in a global partnership.

The fungus Talaromyces flavus discovered by researchers in a Chinese mine

Fungus Finding Rocks Geology World

April 13, 2016

Chemistry’s Henry Teng led researchers into the mines of China—and emerged with a new understanding of fungi, minerals and the natural world.

Samuel Goldman

Samuel Goldman Named Loeb Institute Director

April 13, 2016

Assistant Professor of Political Science Samuel Goldman will lead the new Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom at GW as its inaugural director.