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The Graduate Research Steering Committee (GRSC) is tasked with reviewing applications from graduate students, and in some cases postdoctoral fellows, on internal competitions and external submissions requiring institutional nomination or endorsement. The committee also may be called upon to set, review or amend existing research funding policies set by the Graduate School or other graduate or postdoctoral fellow research issues that may arise

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Membership Anchor


Each committee member serves a two-year term of service (unless otherwise noted) and is approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.

The 2023–25 members of the Graduate School’s Graduate Research Steering Committee are:

  • Haitao Fan, Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Haiyan He, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Diana Owen, Professor, Communication, Culture & Technology
  • Patrick O’Malley, Professor, English
  • Marianna Ryshina-Pankova, Associate Professor, German
  • Joe Cunningham, Associate Professor, German
  • Michael Plankey, Professor, Medicine
  • Irfan Nooruddin, Professor, SFS
  • John Griffin, Professor, Government
  • Gabor Agoston, Professor, History
  • Cynthia Gordon, Associate Professor, Linguistics
  • Bevan Main, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
  • Krista White, Associate Professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Intima Alrimawi, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Cathy Horvath, Associate Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Rachel Barr, Professor, Psychology
  • Christine Fair, Professor, SFS
  • Cristina Sanz, Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Alfonso Morales, Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Sona Vasudevan, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Alan Mitchell, Associate Professor, Theology & Religious Studies
  • Annalisa Butticci, Assistant Professor, Theology & Religious Studies
  • Patrick Forcelli, Professor, Pharmacology
  • Lourdes Ortega, Professor, Department of Linguistics
  • Maurice Jackson, Associate Professor, History


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Questions Anchor


If you have questions regarding the GRSC or wish to be considered for membership, please contact Elizabeth George (elizabeth.george@georgetown.edu).

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