"Noteworthy" is a monthly compilation of important awards, achievements and grants received by Columbian College faculty, students and alumni. Articles published in academic journals are also included among these recognitions.
Eric Arnesen (History) won a Public Scholars Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will support his work on a political biography of A. Philip Randolph (1889–1979), an African American labor leader and civil rights activist.
Domonic Bearfield (Public Policy & Public Administration) co-authored the book The Myth of Bureaucratic Neutrality An Examination of Merit and Representation (Routledge, 2022).
Manuel Cuellar (RGSLL) authored the book Choreographing Mexico: Festive Performances and Dancing Histories of a Nation (University of Texas Press, 2022).
Adam Dean (Political Science) received a $65,000 grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to extend ongoing work on nursing home unionization and COVID-19 preparedness.
Leon Grayfer (Biology) received a $415,550 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine how subsets of frog cells contribute to susceptibility to the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.
Valentina S. Harizanov (Mathematics) received a $220,150 grant from NSF to study polynomial equations.
Chryssa Kouveliotou (Physics) received a $37,500 grant from NASA to examine deep galactic plane observations by the international space station NICER TOO.
Arnaud Martin (Biology) received a $655,390 grant from NSF to examine the molecular, developmental and functional basis of silk across a diversity of uses.
Ronald Spector (History) wrote A Continent Erupts: Decolonization, Civil War, and Massacre in Postwar Asia, 1945–1955. (W. W. Norton & Company, 2022).
David Stoff (Psychology) received a $107,726 grant from the National Institutes of Health to address the shortage of Latino investigators in HIV/AIDS.
Gayle Wald (American Studies, English) won a Public Scholars Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will support her work on a biography of Ella Jenkins, America’s most popular and accomplished producer of children’s music.
Gregory Wallace (Speech & Hearing) received a $41,820 grant from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to evaluate an avoidance model of repetitive behaviors in autistic adolescents.