Core Faculty

Joel Michael Reynolds

Director, Program in Disability Studies | Associate Professor | Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Libbie Rifkin

Teaching Professor, Associate Director – Program in Disability Studies and Special Advisor for Disability | Discipline Coordinator

Sean Aas

Associate Professor
Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Lydia Brown

Adjunct Lecturer
Disability Studies Program Core Faculty; Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Faculty & Self-Advocacy Discipline Coordinator

Meredith Burke


Quill Kukla

Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Peggy Lee

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of English

Toby M. Long

Professor | Main Campus – Instructional Support
Director, GU Certificate in Early Intervention, School of Continuing Studies Director for Training, Center for Child and Human Development

Sylvia Onder

Teaching Professor
Head of the Turkish Program

Artists in Residence & Visiting Researchers

Erika Hart

Scholar/Artist/Activist in Residence

Aysun Yarali Akkaya

Visiting Researcher

Affiliated Faculty

Robert Bies


Laura Bishop

Associate Teaching Professor and Academic Program Director

Denise Brennan

Professor | Director
Department of Anthropology

Youngeun (Kaitlyn) Choi

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Biology

Patricia A. Cloonan Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Thomas Coate

Associate Professor
Neurobiology major director

Theodora Danylevich

Adjunct Lecturer, Writing Program

Carol Day

Director, Health Education Services | GUMC Adjunct — Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Human Science

Father Patrick Desbois

Professor of the Practice of the Forensic Study of the Holocaust

Elizabeth Ferris

Research Professor and Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) | Adjunct- JD||Research Professor

Brady Forrest

Adjunct Lecturer

Emily Gasoi

Adjunct Lecturer – Education, Inquiry & Justice

Mimi Khúc

Adjunct Lecturer

Margaret Little

Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Director of Ethics Lab

Abigail Marsh


Dennis Mc Manus

Adjunct Professor – Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC) | Senior Fellow for Jewish-Catholic Relations

Emily Mendenhall


Beth N. Peshkin

SOM Medical Educator Track — Professor
Director of Cancer Genetic Counseling

Joan Riley

Engelhard Senior Scholar & Associate Professor

Sara D. Schotland

Adjunct Lecturer

Elena Silva

Professor and Vice Dean of Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences | Senior Associate Dean

April Sizemore-Barber

Associate Professor of the Practice

Sarah Stiles

Teaching Professor

Sivagami Subbaraman

Adjunct Lecturer

Anne Thinglum

Assistant Teaching Professor

Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

Associate Professor

Chandan Vaidya

Vice Provost for Faculty
Professor, Department of Psychology

Sabrina Wesley-Nero

Teaching Professor | Faculty Adjunct
Asst. Director, MA in Educational Transformation; Co-director, Program in Education, Inquiry, and Justice

Michael T. Williams

Assistant Professor of the Practice
Artistic Advisor to Co-Curricular Theater

Jennifer Woolard

Professor | Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs