10th Annual Faculty Honors Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the recipients of GW’s 10th Annual Faculty Awards! Please also enjoy the formal event program here

These awards recognize a diverse group of talented GW faculty who have shown extraordinary dedication to teaching, scholarship, and service to the university.  Through our faculty, the heart of our university, we are educating students to be engaged citizens and leaders in their fields. Congratulations!



Trachtenberg Prizes (Teaching, Service, and Research)

President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg established these faculty awards in memory of his parents in the early 1990s.


Jason ZaraJason Zara, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, SEAS
Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence
This award honors outstanding undergraduate teaching and is presented annually to a tenured faculty member.

Professor Jason Zara has worked for 19 years in the development of novel imaging instrumentation and software to approach the detection and evaluation of epithelial cancers, epilepsy, and other human diseases. In 2006, Professor Zara received the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Translational Research Award for his work in microfabricated OCT scanners. He holds seven U.S. patents and previously founded two start-up companies, including a GW spin-off, Lumacoustic Systems, LLC.

Forrest MaltzmanForrest Maltzman, Professor, Political Science, CCAS
Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Service
This award is presented annually to a tenured faculty member to recognize exceptional service to GW, especially service that is voluntary and university-wide.

The institutions of American national government serve as the focus of Professor Maltzman's teaching and research, and he is especially interested in the factors that shape decision-making within Congress and the Supreme Court. His current research centers on enriching our understanding of how and when legal doctrines guide judicial decision-making. In addition to teaching, Dr. Maltzman is also Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Planning.

Sarah BinderSarah Binder, Professor, Political Science, CCAS
Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship (Research)
This award is presented annually to a tenured member of the faculty that has made significant original contributions to research and/or creative endeavors.

Professor Binder's work focuses on the politics of legislative institutions, including their origins, development and impact on legislative policy outcomes. Professor Binder's most recent work examines the ways in politics and economics intersect to shape the governance of and decision making by the Federal Reserve.

Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Award Finalists:

Michael Moore, Economics and International Affairs
Kimberly Morgan, Political Science and International Affairs
Christopher Rollston, Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Sarah Shomstein, Psychology


Morton A. Bender Teaching Awards

This award recognizes excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional teaching at GW.

Catherine Adoyo
Catherine Adoyo, Professional LecturerFrench Language and Literature, CCAS



 

Kirsten Brown

 

Kirsten Brown, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, SMHS

 

 

 

Catherine Cox

 

Catherine Cox, Associate Professor, Acute and Chronic Care, SON

 

 

 

Anna Helm

 

Anna Helm, Assistant Teaching Professor, International Business, GWSB
 


 


Morton A. Bender Teaching Award Finalists:

Carola Goldenberg, Romance Languages and Literatures
Sara Matthiesen, History
Leslie Trimmer, GSEHD
Joseph Trullinger, Philosophy


Philip J. Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Awards

This award recognizes the outstanding and important contribution our graduate students make to GW teaching and the educational process.

Hasan

 

Mahmudul Hasan, Civil and Environmental Engineering, SEAS

 

 

 

Kenneth Heidel

 

Kenneth Heidel, Chemistry, CCAS

 

 


Anna Helm

Angel Jones, Higher Education Administration, GSEHD

 



 


Office of the Vice President for Research Faculty Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) presents these awards to faculty who are committed to encouraging and supporting excellence in research and scholarship.

Elizabeth Thom

 

Elizabeth Thom, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, MISPH
OVPR Distinguished Researcher
This award honors a faculty member who's scientific research has made significant contributions to the university and society.

 


 

David Silverman

David J. Silverman, History, CCAS
OVPR Distinguished Scholar
This award honors a faculty member who's scholarship in the social sciences, arts, or humanities has made significant contributions to the university and society.

 




Adelina V


Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal, Chemistry, CCAS
OVPR Early Career Researcher
This award recognizes a faculty member as the most promising up-and-coming researcher, whose trajectory has shown remarkable early success.


 

Eric Kramon

 

Eric Kramon, Political Science and International Affairs, CCAS
OVPR Early Career Scholar
This award recognizes a faculty member as the most promising up-and-coming scholar, whose trajectory has shown remarkable early success.


 

Arshad Ali

 

Arshad Ali, Educational Research, GSEHD
OVPR Research Mentorship
This award recognizes a faculty member who has had a significant impact on the academic and professional development of students and trainees in the areas of research and scholarship.

 


Writing in the Disciplines Awards

Presented by the University Writing Program, these awards honor select faculty members who teach Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses.

Patricia HernandezPatricia Hernandez, Professor of Biological Sciences
Joseph P. Dymond WID Distinguished Teaching Award 

 

 

 

 

LaKeisha McClaryLaKeisha McClary, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
WID Best Assignment Design Award 2020

 

 

 

 

Joshua SparksJoshua Sparks, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Statistics
WID Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award
 

 

 

 


New Emeriti Faculty Awards
 

These members of the faculty have been, or will be, inducted into the Society of the Emeriti this academic year. This society was established to maintain close ties between retired faculty members and the university.

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Tyler Anbinder, Professor Emeritus of History
Geoffrey Carter, Associate Professor Emeritus of English
Georgia Deal, Professor Emerita of Printmaking 
Frank DiPerna, Professor Emeritus of Photography
Robert Entman, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor Emeritus of Media and Public Affairs
Elizabeth Fisher, Professor Emerita of Classics
Donna Infeld, Professor Emerita of Public Policy and Public Administration
Leslie Jacobson, Professor Emerita of Theatre and Dance
Michael King, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Nicholas Lappas, Associate Professor Emeritus of Forensic Sciences
Diana Lipscomb, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences
Roxanne Russell, Associate Professor Emerita of Media and Public Affairs
Richard Ruth, Associate Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology
Christopher Sten, Professor Emeritus of English
Richard Stott, Professor Emeritus of History
Tara Wallace, Professor Emerita of English
Ronald Weitzer, Professor Emeritus of Sociology

College of Professional Studies
Adele Ashkar, Associate Professor Emerita

Elliott School of International Affairs

David Grier, Associate Professor Emeritus of International Science and Technology Policy
Edward McCord, Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs
Henry Nau, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
Ronald Spector, Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs

Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Neal Chalofsky, Associate Professor Emeritus of Human and Organizational Learning
Jorge Garcia, Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Human Development

Milken Institute School of Public Health
Fitzhugh Mullan, Professor Emertitus of Health Policy and Management – Posthumous

School of Business
John Artz, Associate Professor Emeritus of Information Systems and Technology Management  
Prabir Bagchi, Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences  
Howard Beales, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Neil Cohen, Associate Professor Emeritus of Finance
Sheryl Elliott, Teaching Associate Professor Emerita of Marketing and Tourism
Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes, Associate Professor Emerita of Global Marketing
Yoon Park, Professor Emeritus of International Business  
Paul Swiercz, Professor Emeritus of Management

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Rachelle Heller, Professor Emerita of Computer Sciences

School of Law
Arthur Wilmarth, Professor Emeritus of Law

School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ida Baron, Clinical Professor Emerita of Pediatrics
Michael Berrigan, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
Anna Nussbaum Blask, Clinical Associate Professor Emerita of Radiology and Pediatrics
Linda Bradley-Tiernan, Associate Professor Emerita of Pediatrics
Joshua Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Joan Conry, Professor Emerita of Neurology and Pediatrics
Daniel Ein, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
J. Penny Glass, Associate Clinical Professor Emerita of Pediatrics
Richard Kaplan, Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Pediatrics
Paul Kaplowitz, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Randall Lewis, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Orthopedic Surgery
Gail Pearson, Clinical Professor Emerita of Pediatrics
Gail Povar, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Gregory Reaman, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Jeffrey Rosenstein, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Louis Scavo, Associate Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Anthony Scialli, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jeffrey Sich, Associate Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine
Tomas Silber, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Cynthia Stevens, Clinical Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Alan Stone, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Mendel Tuchman, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Genomics and Precision Medicine
Steven Weinstein, Professor Emeritus of Neurology and of Pediatrics

School of Nursing
Jean Johnson, Professor Emerita of Nursing


Silver Anniversary Faculty Awards

These active status faculty have completed 25 years of continuous full-time service by Spring 2020 (started during 1995).

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Steven Balla, Associate Professor of Political Science, of Public Policy and Public
Administration and of International Affairs
David Costanza, Associate Professor of Psychology and of Organizational Sciences
Margaret Gonglewski, Associate Professor of German and International Affairs
Jozef Przytycki, Professor of Mathematics
Lizbeth Smith, Professor of Biological Sciences
Janet Steele, Professor of Media & Public Affairs & International Affairs 
Gayle Wald, Professor of English and of American Studies

GW School of Law

Richard Pierce, Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law
Jonathan Siegel, Professor of Law and F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law

GW School of Business

Patrick McHugh, Associate Professor of Management
Arthur Wilson, Associate Professor of Finance

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Milos Doroslovacki, Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science


Notable Faculty Awards for 2019-2020

Fellows and Distinguished Memberships

Sandra Davis, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Associate Professor, SON
Was inducted as a Fellow into the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual conference on June 19, 2019. Indianapolis, Indiana.

David Keepnews, Program Director, DNP in Health Policy: Director of Fellowships, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, Professor, SON
Was inducted as a Fellow into the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education.

Joyce Knestrick, Interim Director of Nurse Leadership Management; Interim Director of Executive Leadership, Visiting Professor, SON
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

Pamela Jeffries, Dean and Professor, SON
Received the 2019 Virginia Nurses Foundation (VNF) Leadership Excellence Award for a Nursing School Dean/Director.

Karen Kesten, Associate Professor, SON
Received the 2019 Nursing Outlook Excellence in Education Award from the American Academy of Nursing.

Daisy Le, Assistant Professor, SON
Selected as 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Mayri Leslie, Director Nurse-Midwifery Program; Associate Professor, SON
Received award for Best Research Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives; Washington DC; May 21, 2019

Joyce Polcini, Professor, SON
Received the Towers Pinnacle Award. Presented at the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Richard Ricciardi, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, Professor, SON
Inducted as President of Sigma Theta Tau International at the 45th Biennial Convention, Washington, DC. November 2019.

Kenneth Harwood, Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership and of PT & HCS, SMHS
Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA, American Physical Therapy Association.

Zeina Saliba, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Emergency Medicine, SMHS
Bloomberg Fellow, Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

Guillermo Gutierrez, Professor of Medicine, SMHS
Fellow, American Physiological Society.

Guillermo Gutierrez, Professor of Medicine, SMHS
Fellow, American Thoracic Society.

Richard E. Cytowic, Clinical Professor of Neurology, SMHS
Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Richard E. Cytowic, Clinical Professor of Neurology, SMHS
Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Jeremy Bearer-Friend, Associate Professor of Law, LAW
Received the High Ault Fellowship from the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and policy.

Donald C.Clarke, David Weaver Research Professor of Law, LAW
Awarded Law and Public Affairs Fellowship, Princeton University.

Phillippe Bardet, Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS
The NATO Applied Vehicle Technology - 2019 AVT Young Contributor Award.

Ahmed Louri, David and Marilyn Karlgaard Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SEAS
The 2020 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society.

Volker Sorger, Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS
The 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House.

Lijie Grace Zhang, Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS
Fellow of The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Herman Aguinis, Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management, GWSB
Ranked among the 112 most impactful researchers in the world in economics and business (i.e., 2019 Highly Cited Researchers, Clarivate Analytics) through the publication of multiple highly cited papers (i.e., ranked in the top 1%) during the 11-year period from 2008 through 2018.

Herman Aguinis, Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management, GWSB
Elected as Vice President of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest and oldest professional organizaton for management educators and scholars

Herman Aguinis, Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management, GWSB
Won the Academy of Management Learning and Education Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award

Herman Aguinis, Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management, GWSB
Won the Best Article of the Year Award for Aguinis, H., Martin, G. P., Gomez-Mejia, L. R., O’Boyle, E. H., & Joo, H. 2018. The two sides of CEO pay injustice: A power law conceptualization of CEO over and underpayment. Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, 16: 3-30.

Herman Aguinis, Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management, GWSB
Won the Journal of Business and Psychology Editor Commendation Award for Murphy, K. R., & Aguinis, H. 2019. HARKing: How badly can cherry picking and question trolling produce bias in published results? Journal of Business and Psychology, 34: 1-17.

Donna Hoffman, Louis Rosenfeld Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Marketing, GWSB
Won the 2019 American Marketing Association's Innovation, Technology and Interactivity Special Interest Group and the Lazaridis Institute for Management of Technology Enterprises’s Award for the Best Paper for Research on the Practice of Marketing as it relates to Innovation, Technology and Interactivity for Hoffman, Donna L and Thomas P Novak (2018), "Consumer and Object Experience in the Internet of Things: An Assemblage Theory Approach " Journal of Consumer Research, 44 (6), 1178-1204.

Miguel Lejeune, Professor of Decision Sciences, GWSB
Was the 2019 winner of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences’ (INFORMS) Koopman Prize for Miguel A. Lejeune and Francois Margot (2018), “Aeromedical Battlefield Evacuation Under Endogenous Uncertainty in Casualty Delivery Times,” Management Science, 64:12, 5481-5496.

Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Associate Professor & Director, Sports Management Programs, GWSB
Won the 2020 Professional Convention Management Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tom Novak, Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Marketing, GWSB
Won the 2019 American Marketing Association's Innovation, Technology and Interactivity Special Interest Group and the Lazaridis Institute for Management of Technology Enterprises’s Award for the Best Paper for Research on the Practice of Marketing as it relates to Innovation, Technology and Interactivity for Hoffman, Donna L and Thomas P Novak (2018), "Consumer and Object Experience in the Internet of Things: An Assemblage Theory Approach " Journal of Consumer Research, 44 (6), 1178-1204.

Vanessa G. Perry, Professor of Marketing, Strategic Management and Public Policy, GWSB
Won the American Marketing Association-EBSCO Responsible Research in Marketing award for Sonya A. Grier and Vanessa G. Perry, “Dog Parks and Coffee Shops: Faux Diversity and Consumption in Gentrifying Neighborhoods,” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Vol. 37 (1) Spring 2018, 23–38.

Katina Sawyer, Assistant Professor of Management, GWSB
Won the Journal of Organizational Behavior Reviewer of the Year Award (2019).

Katina Sawyer, Assistant Professor of Management, GWSB
Was awarded the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Distinction (2019).

Jeanne Jordan, Professor of Epidemiology, MISPH
Pan American Society of Clinical Virology Ed Nowakowski Senior Memorial Clinical Virology Award.

James Tielsch, Professor of Global Health, MISPH
Society of Scholars of the Johns Hopkins University.

Amir A. Afkhami, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Global Health, SMHS
Nancy C.A. Roeske M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education.

Dominic Raj, Professor of Medicine, SMHS
Peter Lundin, MD Award, American Association of Kidney Patients.

Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, Associate Professor of Clinical Reasearch and Leadership and of Pediatrics, SMHS
President, International Network for the Science of Team Science.

Ida Baron, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, SMHS
President-Elect, International Neuropsychological Society.

David M. Steinhorn, Professor of Pediatrics, SMHS
Pioneer in Integrative Medicine Career Award, American Academy of Pediatrics.

Andrea Anderson, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, SMHS
Board of Directors, American Board of Family Medicine.

Andrea Anderson, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, SMHS
National Advocate Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Phil Zapanta, Assistant Professor of Surgery, SMHS
Head and Neck Surgery Distiguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Michael N. Linver, Clinical Professor of Radiology, SMHS
Gold Medal, Society of Breast Imaging.

John Tabacco, Team Physician/Medical Director, SMHS
Elected to the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Medicine, October 2019.

Abebayeha Tekleselassie, Associate Professor of Education Administration, GSEHD
Appointed as the President of ISEP (International Society for Educational Planning) for a two-year term (October 2019-October 2021).

Jamie Cohen-Cole, Associate Professor of American Studies, CCAS
Received the German Historical Institute Award.

David Szakonyi, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, CCAS
Received the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies Award.

Silvio Waisbord, Professor of Media and Public Affairs, CCAS
Received the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication Award.

Sarah Binder, Professor of Political Science, CCAS
Received an annual Brookings Institute Award.

Toni Marsh, Program Director of Paralegal Studies program, CPS
President of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

Elizabeth Rule, Director of AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, Assistant Professor of Professional Studies, CPS
Julien Mezey Dissertation award from the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities.

Karen B. Brown, Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law, LAW
Leonard L. Silverstein Award for Distinguished Service in Tax Law.

Laura A. Dickinson, Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, LAW
Francis Leiber Scholar for 2020 at the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Fulbright Scholars and Specialist Programs

Laurie Posey, Director of Nursing Education, Associate Professor, SON
Awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to assist The Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Sean Cleary, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, MISPH
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award.

Guillermo Gutierrez, Professor of Medicine, SMHS
Fulbright Scholar Program, Fulbright Foundation.

Laura Engel, Associate Professor of International Education and International Affairs, GSEHD
Selected as a Fulbright Specialist for 2019-2022. Selected as a finalist for the Diversity Abroad Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion International Education (EDIIE) Trailblazer Award, recognizing faculty in the U.S. and abroad who have made significant contributions in advancing diversity and inclusion in the field of international education and exchange.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards

Adam Aviv, Associate Professor of Computer Science, SEAS
National Science Foundation CAREER award.

Leila Farhadi, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS
National Science Foundation CAREER award.

Saniya LeBlanc, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS
National Science Foundation CAREER award.