Research Faculty

 

Climate, Food, Energy, Water, Urban research clusters

 

While Sustainability is an inherently complex topic, many GW scholars work in five broad clusters: climate, food, energy, water, and urban. University faculty provide extensive leadership across these areas. In looking at cities, for example, faculty examine various aspects of sustainability from engineering, business, geographical, and legal perspectives. 

Of course, these five topics do not exhaust the full range of sustainability research areas covered by GW faculty. Examining the list of faculty below and clicking on their individual pages provides a comprehensive list of research interests currently pursued at GW. 


Research Key

We have identified the faculty in the five clusters with small icons:

Climate Sun, Food Sprout, Energy Solar Panel, Water Water , Urban Bicycle.


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D

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  • Mark Edberg, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and Milken Institute School of Public Health, Anthropology; Prevention and Community Health

  • Ayman El Tarabishy, School of Business, Management

  • Jehan (Gigi) El-Bayoumi, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine

  • Sheryl Marie Elliott, School of Business, Marketing

  • Ryan Engstrom, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Sun

  • Robert Entman, Elliott School of International Affairs, Media 

  • W. Douglas Evans, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Prevention and Community Health; Global Health Water

  • Nancy Evans, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Architecture

F

G

  • Deise Galan, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Occupational Health

  • Kimberly Gamble-Payne, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Global Health

  • Charles Garris, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Solar Panel

  • Camille Gaskin-Reyes, Elliott School of International Affairs, Adjunct Bicycle

  • Keryn Gedan, Colubmian College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences

  • Tara Ghoshal Wallace, Colubmian College of Arts and Sciences, English

  • Charles Glaser, Elliott School of International Affairs, Political Science

  • Robert Glicksman, Law School Sun

  • Lynn Goldman, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sprout

  • Melissa Goldstein, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management

  • Margaret Gonglewski, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Romance Languages

  • Janis Goodman, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Sun

  • Lisa Goodson, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Exercise and Nutrition Science

  • Jay Graham, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Global Health Water

  • George Gray, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Tom Guglielmo, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Bicycle

  • Tilly Gurman, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Global Health

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  • Samer Hamdar, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Environmental Engineering

  • Robert Harrington, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Cynthia Harrison, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, History

  • Salah Hassan, School of Business, Marketing

  • Donald Hawkins, School of Business, Tourism & Hospitality Management

  • Catherine Hawks, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Museum Studies

  • Anna Helm, School of Business, International Business

  • Colin Helmer, Elliott School of International Affairs, International Environmental Policy

  • Jane Henrici, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Carol Henry, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Tamara Henry, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Prevention and Community Health

  • Sarah Hooshangi, College of Professional Studies Sprout

  • Anelia Horvath, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmacology and Physiology Sprout

  • Stephen Hsu, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Solar Panel

I

J

K

  • Jodi Kanter, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Theatre and Dance

  • Rebecca Lynn Katz, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Health Policy; Global Health

  • Sylvan Kaufman, College of Professional Studies, Sustainable Landscapes Bicycle

  • Christopher Kayes, School of Business, Management

  • Melissa Keeley, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Water Bicycle

  • Nina Kelsey, Elliott School of International Affairs Sun 

  • Ivy Ken, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology Sprout

  • Shaista Khilji, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Human & Organizational Learning

  • Eun-Hee Kim, School of Business, Strategic Management and Public Policy Solar Panel Bicycle

  • Marcus King, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • Christopher Klemek, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, History Bicycle

  • Young Hoon Kwak, School of Business, Decision Sciences

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  • Sally Lahm, Milken Institute School ofPublic Health, Global Health

  • Sharon Lambert, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology

  • Kristin Lamoureux, School of Business, Tourism & Hospitality Management

  • Roger Lang, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Peter LaPuma, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sun Solar Panel

  • Thomas Larson, School of Business, International Business

  • Saniya LeBlanc, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Solar Panel

  • Megan Leftwich, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Solar Panel Bicycle

  • Chris Leinberger, School of Business, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis Bicycle

  • Michele LeTourneur, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Interior Design and Architecture Bicycle

  • Stuart Levy, School of Business, Marketing Solar Panel

  • Zhenyu Li, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering Sprout

  • Chunlei Liang, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Stuart Licht, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Sun Solar Panel

  • John Lill, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology Sun Solar Panel

  • Craig Linebaugh, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Speech and Hearing Sciences

  • Peter Linquiti, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Public Policy Sun

  • Diana Lipscomb, Columbian College of Arts  and Sciences, Biology

  • Meina Liu, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Organizational Sciences and Communication Solar Panel

  • Steven Livingston, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Media and Public Affairs

  • Richard Longstreth, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Bicycle

  • Lucy Lowenthal, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Office of the Dean

  • Stephen Lubkemann, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Juan Luna-Kelser, School of Business, Tourism & Hospitality Management Bicycle

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  • Robert Maguire, Elliott School of International Affairs Bicycle

  • Arun Malik, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Economics Sun

  • Michael Mann, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Sun Sprout

  • Majid Manzari, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering Bicycle

  • Larry Marcus, Columbian College, Geography Bicycle

  • Marie Matta, School of Business, Decision Sciences Department

  • Noel Maurer, School of Business, International Business

  • Thomas Maynard, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmacology and Physiology

  • Sabrina McCormick, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sun

  • Shannon McFarlin, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Marlene McGuirl, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences,  Environmental Resource Policy Sun

  • Patrick McHugh, School of Business, Management Sun

  • Kathleen Merrigan, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Public Policy Sun Sprout Solar Panel Water Bicycle

  • David Michaels, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Houston Miller, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Sun Solar Panel

  • Barbara Miller, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Tim Miller, Student Affairs, Center for Student Engagement

  • Reza Modarres, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Statistics

  • Celeste Monforton, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Claire Monteleoni, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Computer Science Sun

  • Sangeeta Mookerji, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Global Health Bicycle

  • Tim Moore, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Economics

  • David Morris, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology Water

  • Dan Morrow, Elliott School of International Affairs Sun

  • Jonathan Mote, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Organizational Sciences and Communication

  • Thomas Mounteer, Law School 

  • Terry Murphy, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies

  • Sean Murphy, Law School

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  • Melissa Napolitano, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Prevention and Community Health; Exercise Science

  • Lindsay Naylor, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Sprout

  • Lisa Neirotti, School of Business, Management

  • Nadia Nieves, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Interior Design

  • Amanda Northcross, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Global Health Sun

  • Marcy Norton, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, History

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  • Irene Oh, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Religion

  • Robert Orttung, Elliot School of International Affairs

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  • Randy Packer, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology Water

  • LeRoy Paddock, Law School Sun Bicycle

  • Sasha Palmquist, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Museum Studies

  • Rebecca Parkin, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Water

  • Larry Parnell, College of Professional Studies, Graduate School of Political Management

  • Sanjay Patnaik, School of Business, Strategic Management and Public Policy Sun Solar Panel

  • Elisheva Pauli, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geological Sciences

  • John Pendergrass, Law School 

  • Melissa Perry, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Epidemiology and Biostatistics Sprout

  • Vanessa Perry, School of Business, Marketing

  • Annie Petsonk, Law School, Environmental & Energy Law Faculty Sun

  • Richard Pierce, Law School 

  • Michaele Plesniak, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Scott Powell, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • Lance Price, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sprout

  • Olga Acosta Price, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Prevention and Community Health Sprout

  • Marie Price, Elliott Schoolof International Affairs, Geography and International Affairs

  • Christina Puchalski, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Geriatrics and Palliative Care

  • Chris Pyke, College of Professional Studies, Sustainable Urban Planning Sun Bicycle

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  • Tara Radin, School of Business, Strategic Management and Public Policy

  • Patrick Rahm, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Exercise and Nutrition Science Sprout

  • David Rain, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Sprout Bicycle

  • Wesley Reisser, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Solar Panel

  • Josef Reum, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management

  • Reginald Richards, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Rumana Riffat, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering Water

  • Jorge Rivera, School of Business, Strategic Management and Public Policy Bicycle

  • Sean Roberts, Elliott School of International Affairs Bicycle

  • Kim Robien, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Exercise Science Sprout

  • Juni Robin, Law School 

  • Kim Roddis, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering Bicycle

  • Amira Roess, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Global Health Sprout

  • Daniel Rogers, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology Sun

  • Amit Ronen, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Public Policy Solar Panel

  • Tom Russo, Office of the Vice President for Research

  • Julie Ryan, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

  • Robert Rycroft, Elliott School of International Affairs Solar Panel

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  • Joost Reues Santos, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

  • Andrea Sarzynski, GW Institute of Public Policy Sun Bicycle

  • Maximilian Schmeiser, School of Business, Organizational Sciences and Communication Bicycle

  • Thomas Schoenbaum, Law School Sun

  • David Schwandt, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Human & Organizational Learning

  • Arnold Schwartz, Milken Institute School of Public Health and the School of School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health; Pathology Water

  • Ellen Scully, RGraduate School of Education and Human Development, Human and Organizational Learning Bicycle

  • Tara Scully, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology Sprout

  • Frank Sesno, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Media and Public Affairs Sun

  • Gregory Shaw, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Bicycle

  • Dinah Shelton, Law School 

  • Robert Shepherd, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology Bicycle

  • Maia Sheppard, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Curriculum and Pedagogy

  • Nikolay Shiklomanov, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Bicycle

  • Ekundayo Shittu, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Sun Solar Panel

  • Danmeng Shuai, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering Water

  • Benjamin Simon, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Environmental Resources Policy

  • Scott Sklar, College of Professional Studies Solar Panel

  • Adam Smith, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • Andrew Smith, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Classical and Near Eastern Languages

  • Courtney Smith, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • Stephen Smith, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Economics Sun

  • Volker Sorger, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Greg Squires, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology Bicycle

  • Lisa Stephenson, Elliott School of International Affairs 

  • Dmitry Streletskiy, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography

  • Steven Suranovic, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Economics

  • Michael Svoboda, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, University Writing Sun

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  • Robert Tallent, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Environmental Engineering

  • Caitlin Talmadge, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Solar Panel

  • Joel Teitelbaum, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management

  • Henry Teng, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Solar Panel

  • Catherine Timura, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Richard Tollo, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • Costis Toregas, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Computer Science Bicycle

  • John Tossell, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry

  • Paul Tschudi, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Counseling

  • Catherine Turley, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Clinical Research

  • Jonathan Turley, Law School

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  • Elanah Uretsky, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

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  • Max van Balgooy, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Museum Studies Bicycle

  • René van Dorp, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Solar Panel

  • Lisa Van Pay, Office of the Vice President for Research, Research Communications 

  • Beth Vann, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • Pierre Vigilance, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Global Health Bicycle

  • Nick Vonortas, Elliott School of International Affairs, Economics and International Affairs

  • Adelina Voutchkov-Kostal, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry

  • Amita Vyas, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Prevention and Community Health

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  • Michael Wagner, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Solar Panel

  • Sarah Wagner, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Silvio Waisbord, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Media and Public Affairs

  • Robert Weiner, School of Business, International Business Solar Panel

  • Gail Weiss, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

  • Jenna Weissman Joselit, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, History

  • Elizabeth Wells, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • Bev Westerman, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Exercise and Nutrition Science

  • Adam Wickenheiser, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Solar Panel

  • Sara Wilensky, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management Sprout

  • Abby Wilkerson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, University Writing Sprout

  • James Williams, Elliott School of International Affairs, International Education and International Affairs 

  • Arthur Wilson, School of Business, Finance

  • Harold Wolman, Elliott School of International Affairs, Political Science Bicycle

  • Lance Wood, Law School, Environmental & Energy Law Faculty Sun Solar Panel

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  • David Yaffe, Law School, Environmental & Energy Law Faculty 

  • Linda Yarr, Elliott School of International Affairs Sun

  • Anthony Yezer, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Economics Solar Panel Bicycle

  • Heather Young, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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  • Amy Zanne, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • Ami Zota, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Martin Zysmilich, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry

 

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