University Professors

The rank of University Professor is the highest "Regular Active Status" faculty position codified by the Faculty Code at the University. Only a very few members of the George Washington University faculties ever achieve this position. It is reserved for a select few individuals who have attained the accomplishments and associated stature to be so recognized. Read more (PDF) about the University Professor position.

Michael Barnett
University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 605A

Assistant: Flavia Umulisa, Research and Program Assistant
[email protected], 202-994-9301


Amitai Etzioni
University Professor and Professor of International Affairs
2100 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 4058

Taylor Howell, Administrative Assistant
[email protected], 202-994-8190


Martha Finnemore
University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science

Monroe Hall, 2115 G Street, NW, Suite 440
[email protected], 202-994-8617


Vanessa Northington Gamble
University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of Health Policy and of American Studies
801 22nd St NW, Phillips Hall 412E

Rachel Morse, Research Assistant
[email protected], 202-994-1705


Stephen Knapp
President Emeritus of the University; University Professor of English
700 21st St NW, Hall of Government 105

Katherine McClanahan, Research Assistant
[email protected]


Seyyed Hossein Nasr
University Professor of Islamic Studies
Gelman Library, 2130 H Street, NW, Suite 709R

Hannah Ghani, Research Assistant
[email protected], 202-994-5704


Stephen Saltzburg
Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW, Suite E301

Assistant: Rasheen Robinson, Program Assistant
[email protected], 202-994-2587


Stephen Trachtenberg
President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service
805 21st Street, NW, Suite 600

Assistant: Helene Interlandi, Assistant to President Emeritus
[email protected], 202-994-6504


Bernard Wood
University Professor of Human Origins and Professor of Human Evolutionary Anatomy
Science and Engineering Hall, 800 22nd Street, NW, Suite 6000
[email protected], 202-994-6077