Faculty Directory

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.

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Faculty Researchers

  • Susan Ariel Aaronson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, History

  • Andrei Afanasev, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Physics

  • Michelle Allendoerfer, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science

  • ​Ginger Allington, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography

  • Susan Anenberg, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Fabio Esteban Amador, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Catherine Anderson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Interior Design and Architecture

  • Elisabeth Anker, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies

  • Kate Applebaum, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Eric Arnesen, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, History

  • Adele Ashkar, College of Professional Studies

  • Hossein Askari, School of Business, International Business

  • Mona Atia, Elliott School of International Affairs, Geography

  • Donna Attanasio, Law School

  • Catie Bailard, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Media and Public Affairs

  • Sarah Jane Baird, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Global Health

  • Joseph Barbera, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Institute for Crisis, Disaster & Risk Management

  • Victor Barbiero, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Global Health

  • Heidi Bardot, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Art Therapy

  • Peg Barratt, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology

  • Kay Behrensnmeyer, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Paleobiology

  • Cheryl Beil, Office of Academic Planning and Assessment

  • Joshua Bell, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Lisa Benton-Short, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geography

  • Anthony Bigio, College of Professional Studies

  • Jeffrey Bartlett Bingenheimer, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Prevention and Community Health

  • Dana Bloom, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Interior Design and Architecture

  • Rene Bobe, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Joseph Bocchino, School of Medicine

  • Christin Boggs, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts

  • Alasdair Bowie, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science

  • Lisa Bowleg, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology

  • Samuel Boxerman, Law School

  • Donald Braman, Law School

  • Bill Briscoe, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Physics

  • Alison Brooks, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Leah Brooks, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Public Policy

  • Charles Brown, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geological Sciences

  • Fran Buntman, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology

  • Shawneequa Callier, School of Medicine

  • Elias Carayannis, School of Business

  • John Carruthers, College of Professional Studies

  • Joe Cascio, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Environmental and Energy Management Institute

  • Alexis Catsambis, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Elizabeth Chacko, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • Jennifer Chang, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, English

  • Steve Charnovitz, Law School

  • Imani Cheers, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Media and Public Affairs

  • Ivan Cheung, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Geogprahy

  • Robert Paul Churchill, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

  • Sean Cleary, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Bethany Cobb Kung, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Physics

  • Uriyoan Colon-Ramos, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Global Health

  • Joseph Cordes, Elliott School of International Affairs, Economics

  • Keith Crandall, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • Pamela Cressy, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Maria Cseh, Graduate School of Education and Human Development,Human and Organizational Learning

  • Kavita Daiya, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, English

  • Maria J. de la Fuente, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Romance Languages

  • Jonathan Deason, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

  • William Dietz, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Prevention and Community Health

  • Charles Dileva, Law School, Environmental Law

  • Hartmut Doebel, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • David Dolling, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dean of SEAS

  • Robert Donaldson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

  • Donna Downing, Law School

  • Michael Duffey, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Bernadette Dunham, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

  • 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

  • Robert Entman, Elliott School of International Affairs, Media

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

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

  • Leila Farhadi, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Ilana Feldman, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Christina Filipescu, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Interior Design

  • Christina Fink, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • Anne Finken, Law School

  • Joseph Firschein, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Public Policy

  • Joshua Fisher, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • John Forrer, School of Business, Strategic Management and Public Policy

  • James Foster, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • Royce Francis, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

  • David Freestone, Law School

  • Julian Friedland, School of Business, Strategic Management and Public Policy

  • Michele Friend, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

 

Hiromi Ishizawa, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology

  • Debra Jacobson, Law School

  • Remi Jedwab, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • Susan Johnston, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

  • Antwan Jones, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology

  • Frederick Joutz, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Economics

  • 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

  • Christopher Kayes, School of Business, Management

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

  • Nina Kelsey, Elliott School of International Affairs

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

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

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

  • Marcus King, Elliott School of International Affairs

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

  • Young Hoon Kwak, School of Business, Decision Sciences

  • 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

  • Thomas Larson, School of Business, International Business

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

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

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

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

  • Stuart Levy, School of Business, Marketing

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

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

  • Stuart Licht, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry

  • John Lill, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Robert Maguire, Elliott School of International Affairs

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

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

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

  • Larry Marcus, Columbian College, Geography

  • 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

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

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

  • Patrick McHugh, School of Business, Management

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

  • Houston Miller, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • Dan Morrow, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • 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

 

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Robert Orttung, Elliot School of International Affairs

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

  • LeRoy Paddock, Law School

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Vanessa Perry, School of Business, Marketing

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • Sean Roberts, Elliott School of International Affairs

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

  • Juni Robin, Law School

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • Andrea Sarzynski, GW Institute of Public Policy

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

  • Thomas Schoenbaum, Law School

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • Dinah Shelton, Law School

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Scott Sklar, College of Professional Studies

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

Elanah Uretsky, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • Lance Wood, Law School, Environmental & Energy Law Faculty

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

  • Linda Yarr, Elliott School of International Affairs

  • Anthony Yezer, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Economics

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

  • 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