The University Honors Program faculty is comprised both of faculty hired to be dedicated primarily to the program (our core faculty) and faculty drawn from the wider George Washtington community. This latter group includes the University Professors, an elite cadre of scholars considered to be leaders of their respective disciplines, and the Honors Faculty Fellows, faculty chosen each year to offer special Honors seminars based on their sabbatical projects. Honors program students have the best of both worlds – faculty to study with and seek mentorship from from the freshman year on as well as an ever-changing menu of course opportunities provided by excellent scholars and teachers representing a wide range of disciplines from around the university. 

To see who is teaching for the Honors program this semester, please see the Honors section of the schedule of classes

University Honors Program Core Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

University Professors

  • Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science
  • Peter Caws, University Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Human Sciences
  • Martha Finnemore, University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
  • Vanessa Northington Gamble, University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of Health Policy & of American Studies
  • Ferid Murad, University Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Professor of Medicine
  • Seyyed Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies
  • Walter Reich, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics & Human Behavior, & Psychological & Behavioral Science
  • Stephen Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law; Director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program
  • Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor of English
  • Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, University Professor of Public Service; President Emeritus of the University
  • Bernard Wood, University Professor of Human Origins and Professor of Human Evolutionary Anatomy

Faculty Fellows 2015-2016