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 about the University Professor position.


Michael Barnett
University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science
Elliott School of International Affairs, Suite 605A, 1957 E St. NW

Assistant: Jade-Anastasia Thompson
[email protected]


Martha Finnemore
University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Monroe Hall, Suite 440, 2115 G St. NW
[email protected], 202-994-6290


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

Assistant: William Levi, Research Associate
[email protected]


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

Assistant: Angela McKinney
[email protected]


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

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


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