May 2023 Noteworthy

May 10, 2023

TSPPPA was ranked among the nation’s best schools in public affairs by U.S. News & World Report, and 10 of its specialty programs also received high marks.

Lisa Benton-Short (Geography) authored the book Sustainability and Sustainable Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023).

Thea Brown (English) published a new book of poetry, Loner Forensics (Northwestern University Press, 2023).

Senior James Bishop IV (Sociology) was featured by DC News Now in the article “1-on-1 with GW point guard James Bishop IV.’’

Lisa Bowleg (Psychology) received a $60,766 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study long-term and daily associations between minority stress and alcohol use among sexual minority adolescents of color.

Reid Davenport, BA ’12, (Journalism & Mass Communication) won the Truer than Fiction Award at the Independent Spirit Awards for his film “I Didn’t See You There.’’

Michael Doering (Physics) received a $54,029 grant from the U.S. Department ff Energy for a coordinated theoretical approach for exotic hadron spectroscopy.

Natasha Dupee, BA ’12, MPH ‘23, (Women’s Studies) was appointed executive director of the D.C. mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives.

Ling Hao (Chemistry) received a $100,000 grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement to study molecular communications with mass spectrometry and science communication in chemistry education.

Oleg Kargaltsev (Physics) received a $60,865 grant from the Space Telescope Science Institute to study a large sample of neutron stars.

Sharon Lambert (Psychology) received a $99,116 from the Mind & Life Institute to study social justice and school-based mindfulness interventions for youth.

Johannes Lichtman (English) wrote the book Calling Ukraine (Simon & Schuster, 2023).

Peter Loge (Media and Public Affairs) was named the new director of the School of Media and Public Affairs.

Gordon Mantler (History) authored the book The Multiracial Promise: Harold Washington’s Chicago and the Democratic Struggle in Reagan’s America (University of North Carolina Press, 2023).

Melani McAlister (American Studies) was named a 2023-2024 fellow with the Harvard Radcliffe Institute to research solidarity politics and third-world music and literature in the United States in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Xiaofeng Ren (Mathematics) received a $288,446 National Science Foundation for a project on inhibitory long range interaction in pattern forming physical and biological systems.

Gregory Squires (Sociology) received the 2023 Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award from the Urban Affairs Association.