13th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony

Thu, 4 May, 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm
13th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony




2023 Faculty Awards Recipients


Trachtenberg Prize Winners

Ekundayo Shittu, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, SEAS
Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence

Paul B. Duff, Religion, CCAS
Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Service

Kim Roddis, Civil and Environmental Engineering, SEAS
Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Service

David DeGrazia, Philosophy, CCAS
Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship (Research)

Trachtenberg Teaching Prize Finalist

Stephanie Cellini, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, CCAS

Morton A. Bender Teaching Award Winners

Gina Adam, Electrical and Computer Engineering, SEAS

Julia Zoe Beckerman, Health Policy and Management, GWSPH

Mohssen Esseesy, Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, CCAS

Rohini Ganjoo, Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, SMHS

Lori Peters, Organizational Sciences and Communication, CCAS

Morton A. Bender Teaching Award Finalists

Christopher Rollston, Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, CCAS

Karen Whitt, Nursing, SON

Philip J. Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Winners

Samuel Farid, Electrical and Computer Engineering, SEAS

Sylvain Nyandwi, Anthropology, CCAS

Tori Tensi, Sociology, CCAS

Philip J. Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Finalists

Lucas Chandler, Physics, CCAS

Samantha Silver, American Studies, CCAS

Joshua Sparks, Statistics, CCAS


Office of the Vice Provost for Research Faculty Award Winners

Adnan Hyder, Global Health, GWSPH
OVPR Distinguished Career Award

Marlene Laruelle, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, ESIA & CCAS 
OVPR Distinguished Career Award

Janet Lewis, Political Science and International Affairs, CCAS & ESIA
OVPR Early Career Award

Trudy Mallinson, Clinical Research and Leadership, SMHS
OVPR Research Mentorship Award


Inventor of the Year Award Winner

Michael Keidar, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, SEAS
Inventor of the Year Award


Writing in the Disciplines Award Winners

Amanda J. Visek, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, GWSPH
Joseph P. Dymond WID Distinguished Teaching Award

Joseph Bonin, Mathematics, CCAS
WID Best Assignment Design Award

Samantha Silver, American Studies, CCAS
WID Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award


Silver Anniversary Faculty Awards

These active-status faculty have completed 25 years of continuous full-time service by Spring 2023 (started in Spring 1998).

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Donald Parsons, Economics, CCAS

Evelyn Schreiber, English, CCAS

New Emeriti Faculty

These members of the faculty were approved by the Board of Trustees and inducted into the Society of the Emeriti from May 2022-February 2023. This society was established to maintain close ties between retired faculty members and the university.

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

David Bjelajac, Art History and American Studies

Richard Cooter, Forensic Psychology

Paul Gedo, Professional Psychology Program

Dina Khoury, History

David McAleavey, English

Kym Rice, Museum Studies

Johan Severtson, Design

Geralyn Shultz, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Gregory Squires, Sociology

Clay Warren, Communication and Organizational Sciences

Elliott School of International Affairs

Amitai Etzioni, International Affairs

Edward (Skip) Gnehm, International Affairs


Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Carol Stapp, Educational Leadership


GW Law

Charles Craver, Law

Lawrence Cunningham, Law

Miriam Galston, Law

GW School of Business

George Solomon, Management


Milken Institute School of Public Health

Sara Rosenbaum, Health Law and Policy

Elizabeth Thom, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Posthumous)

Susan Wood, Health Policy and Management


School of Engineering and Applied Science

Andrew Cutler, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Hermann Helgert, Engineering and Applied Science


School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Allistair Abraham, Pediatrics

João Ascensão, Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine

Anthony Caputy, Neurological Surgery

Vincent Chiappinelli, Pharmacology & Physiology and Neurological Surgery (2021)

May Chin, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Lawrence Cohen, Pediatrics

Allen Dyer, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Renee Jenkins, Pediatrics

John Keiser, Pathology

Benny Kerzner, Pediatrics

Bennett Lavenstein, Neurology

Linda Leatherbury, Pediatrics

Parvathi Mohan, Pediatrics

Richard Nicklas, Medicine

Margaret Plack, Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences

Jack Vanderhoek, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine


School of Nursing

Pamela Jeffries, Nursing

Kathleen Malliarakis, Nursing

Joyce Pulcini, Nursing

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