Columbian College Research Hero

At Columbian College, scholars and scientists join student researchers to challenge assumptions and

Advance the forefronts of knowledge.

 

 

Research


 

Discovery and innovation are a Columbian College tradition—from our century-long research partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to our state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall. Whether our scholars are observing celestial bodies light years from Earth or examining the roots of diseases like tuberculosis and malaria, Columbian College faculty and students are uncovering age-old mysteries and finding solutions to 21st-century challenges.

 

28 research centers & institutes

 

$17.6 million in total research expenditures in FY19

 

523 Tenure-Track, Full-Time Faculty Members

 

50 faculty books published (annual average)

 

 


Impact

CCAS Faculty research

Faculty Research

Columbian College faculty are prolific authors, awarding-winning scholars and noted innovators and artists. They are recipients of prestigious awards like Guggenheims, Pulitzers and NEH fellowships, and are published in top media outlets and leading academic journals.

CCAS Student Research

Student Research

From labs and classrooms on campus to field sites around the globe, Columbian College students work side-by-side with world-renowned researchers and scholars on a journey of cultural and scientific discovery.

GW CCAS top research centers and institutes

Centers & Institutes

Columbian College is home to top research centers and institutes that explore an array of issues and ideas such as the origins of humankind, the inner workings of the brain and the growth of solar energy.


Faculty Books

  • Book cover of "Women's Leadership Development: Caring Environments and Paths to Transformation" by Gelaye Debebe

    Women's Leadership Development: Caring Environments and Paths to Transformation

  • Book cover of "African Americans & Africa: A New History" by Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden.

    African Americans and Africa: A New History

  • Book Cover of Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work by Tara Behrend

    Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work

  • Where I Have Never Been

    Where I Have Never Been: Migration, Melancholia, and Memory in Asian American Narratives of Return

  • The Mathematics of Politics, Second Edition 2nd Edition

    The Mathematics of Politics, Second Edition 2nd Edition

  • The Internet Trap book cover

    The Internet Trap: How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy

  • Soccer Thinking for Management Success: Lessons for Organizations from the World's Game

    Soccer Thinking for Management Success: Lessons for Organizations from the World's Game

  • Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones

    Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones

Research Updates

A magnifying glass zooms in on a thumbprint in the middle of a screen with binary "1"s and "0"s.

Can a Computer Code Catch Killers?

September 11, 2019
Statistics alumnus Thomas Hargrove created a computer algorithm to track serial killers. It's bringing criminals to justice—and giving peace of mind to families.
Stack of books with an open book on top.

Must Reads: Browse the CCAS Faculty Bookshelf

September 11, 2019
From profiles of Surrealist artists and Acropolis craftsmen to examinations of race and religion, CCAS faculty have authored a library of thought-provoking titles.