Faculty Research Conversations

Columbian College faculty are inventors, authors, artists and internationally recognized experts in their fields. Their research spans all of the liberal arts, and they have received top awards including Pulitzers, Guggenheims and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. 

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The Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems

CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck and Assistant Professor of Biology Keryn Gedan discusses the ways global changes in the climate have impacted Chesapeake Bay's wetlands.

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Exploring Cosmic Extremes

CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck discusses with Physics Professor Alexander van der Horst his research on the multi-wavelength observations.

Africa's Impact on the African American Experience

Professor of History and International Affairs Nemata Blyden spoke with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck about the customs and traditions that carried over from Africa.

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A Changing Supreme Court: Politics and Polarization

Public pressure and the increasingly politicized process in nominating justices is changing perceptions of the court’s role.

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Green Chemistry Forges Path Forward

Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal, co-director of GW’s Environmental Green Chemistry Graduate Program, is addressing the challenges of switching to safer chemicals.

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Forecasting Our Economic Future

Professor of Economics and International Affairs Tara Sinclair sat down with Dean Paul Wahlbeck to discuss her economic forecast for the future.