Faculty Research

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Columbian College faculty are prolific authors, award-winning scholars and noted innovators and artists. 

They are recipients of Guggenheims, Pulitzers and NEH fellowships, cited in top media outlets, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, published in leading scholarly journals like Nature and Science, and affiliated with prestigious academic centers, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
 

CCAS Office of Research Blog

 


Faculty Research Conversations

Ling Hao and Paul Wahlbeck on stage speaking with a Columbian College sign in the background

Chemistry's Role in Studying Brain Disease

In a video conversation with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck, Chemistry's Ling Hao discusses the role of chemistry, bioinformatics and cell biology in the study of human neurodegenerative diseases.

Andrew Thompson with Paul Wahlbeck talking on a stage with Columbian College Branding

Democracy's Shifting Attitude

In a video conversation with CCAS Dean Wahlbeck, Professor of Political Science Andrew Thompson discusses the impact of threat and anxiety on American Democracy.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Faculty Books

Primates in History, Myth, Art, and Science

May 15, 2024

Anthropology Professor Bernard Wood explores the role of non-human primates in human societies, particularly in regions where modern humans and primates co-exist.

After 1177 B.C.: The Survival of Civilizations

April 16, 2024

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology Professor Eric Cline tells the story of what happened after the Bronze Age collapsed. 

1177 B.C.: A Graphic History of the Year Civilization Collapsed

April 16, 2024

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology Professor Eric Cline's bestselling book is adapted into a beautiful, full-color graphic version.


Inside Faculty Research

Columbian College Faculty Out Front

With prestigious fellowships, our community of faculty scholars are making an impact across the sciences, the social sciences, the arts and the humanities.

Faculty Grants & Awards

Major research grants from such institutions as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are helping to propel the work of Columbian College faculty in significant ways.

Research Support

At Columbian College, faculty take advantage of a variety of internal and external funding opportunities to facilitate research while encouraging scholarship and cross-disciplinary innovation.

Research Resources & Updates

The Columbian College Office of Research strives to provide opportunities and support to faculty participating in research activities. Visit their site to find updates, policies, events and more.

 

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"We could be pushing the edge of what's thought to have been possible. We could be going beyond all of our boundaries."

Evangeline Downie
Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Physics