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De, Aparajita

Aparajita De Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works


Associate Professor

English & IGED

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Cultural Studies

South Asia

South Asian Diaspora

Race and Identity Studies

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Krauthamer, Helene

Helene Krauthamer Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works


Professor of English




Service Learning


Teaching with Technology

Helene Krauthamer received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her A.B. degree in Mathematics from New York University. Her dissertation is on The Written Expression of Transitive Propositions in English with a discussion of the use of the passive voice.

Her experiences at UDC teaching composition have resulted in her book, Spoken Language Interference Patterns (SLIPs) in Written English (Peter Lang, 1999), as well as several articles on topics related to computers and composition, teaching grammar, the use of the passive voice, and assessment.

She has recently produced with Routledge Publishers (2021) a book about pronouns, titled The Great Pronoun Shift.


Monea, Bethany

Bethany Monea Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works


Assistant Professor

DAAH, English

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Community Writing

Digital Literacies

Youth Writing and Media

Participatory Research Methods

Arts-Based Research Methods

First-Generation Student Success

High School to College Transitions

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Perry, Justin

Justin Perry Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works


Adjunct Professor



Philosophy of Science



Human Rights

International Relations



"Response to the No Virtue Coincidence Argument" Philosophy of Science, Forthcoming.

“Virtue Ethics and the Development of Moral Character in the Military” Journal of Military Ethics, Forthcoming 2022.

Can the Government Police Itself? Lessons for Atrocity Prevention from Colombia's False Positives Scandal” The SAIS Review of International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University, August 2022. 

“Building Peace for All: Women’s Advocacy for a Future Afghanistan” United Nations Institute for Training and Research, May 2020.


Perry, Justin (2022). “An Integrated Virtue Ethics Pedagogy” Paper presented at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers conference (AAPT) at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio.

Perry, Justin (2022). “EWAS and the False Positives: Institutional and Tool-Based Innovations for Early Warning Action Systems to Prevent Government Atrocity” Paper presented at the Critical Perspectives on Human Rights conference (CPHRC) at the City College of New York, New York.

Perry, Justin (2022). “Economic Democracy in the Hinterland.” Paper presented at the Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference (LASPP) at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh.

Group/Panel Presentation (2020). “Building Peace for All: Women’s Advocacy for a Future Afghanistan.” Paper presented virtually at the United Nations, NY.


Prete, Davide

Davide Prete Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works Funders


Assistant Professor

Arts & Humanities - Art




Digital Fabrication

Computational Design

Generative Design

Additive Manufacturing



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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (2019)

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Civic Commission, Playable Art In partnership with DC Office of Planning through an Art Place America Grant (2020)


Taraboletti, Alexandra

Alexandra, Taraboletti Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works


Assistant Professor

Department of Science and Mathematics, Chemistry




As a Professor of Chemistry and a scientific writer for the NIH, I have a deep-rooted interest in the intricacies of molecular and cellular processes. My specialization revolves around metabolomics, genomics, and proteomics, which I apply towards understanding the molecular basis of diseases, particularly focusing on biochemical pathways that underlie various illnesses. My research often extends into the realms of enzyme kinetics and protein structure-function relationships, allowing me to unravel the mechanisms driving cellular signaling. Furthermore, my expertise encompasses pharmacology and environmental toxicology, where I explore compounds potential metabolic consequences. In my role as a scientific writer for the NIH, I actively engage in translating complex scientific findings into accessible content, facilitating knowledge dissemination, and promoting public understanding of biomedical research.

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Vixamar-Owens, Dhymsy

Dhymsy Owens Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Work Funders & Grants


Assistant Professor


Website - Health Within Measure

Website - Business Card



Dhymsy Vixamar-Owens is a passionate educator who thrives off her daily interactions with students. In line with her commitment to providing excellent education and student support, she actively engages in research within the realm of teaching and learning science. Her current focus is on developing and delivering enriching experiences for historically resilient students through supportive learning environments and active construction of knowledge. With this expertise she aspires to improve the quality of teaching and learning in higher education, particularly for minoritized populations.

As a Community Health Psychologist, Dr. Owens studies psychological and behavioral processes in health and illness from a sociocultural and community context. She is the director and principal investigator of the Health Within Measure Research Lab, where her research efforts lean towards (1) securing health equity and eradicating health disparities, and (2) understanding the importance of acculturation, assimilation, and cultural identity to health and well-being. Dr. Owens strives to use her research to promote health and well-being in minority populations through intervention and community outreach. She has served as guest speaker at various outreach events and has contributed to the development and implementation of city-wide health campaigns, as well as community-based interventions targeting sexual risk taking, diabetes risk, childhood obesity, and e-cigarette use. 

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Wendt, Jillian

Jillian Wendt Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works Funders & Grants


Associate Professor of Science Education

Division of Education, Health, & Social Work

Website 0000-0002-4142-178X


Teacher Preparation

Science Education


Online Learning

STEM Mentoring

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National Science Foundation Award No. 1717082

National Science Foundation Award No. 1912205


Yarish, Jasmine Noelle

Jasmine Noelle Yarish Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Work


Assistant Professor

Political Science, Interdisciplinary General Education Program




Dr. Jasmine Noelle Yarish (Dr. JNY), Assistant Professor of Political Science, received her Ph.D. in political science with graduate certificates in both Black Studies and Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her expertise is in intersectionality (race, gender, sexuality, and space), populist nationalism, urban politics, and democratic theory. Her research aims to extend the idea of abolition democracy theorized by W.E.B. Du Bois to include the political and intellectual contributions made by Black women to the era of Reconstruction (1850-1880). Her archival commitments to revisiting that early period of contemporary political thought, the primary democratization period in American political development, and the unique case of Philadelphia in rethinking the significance of Reconstruction for the discipline of political science place Dr. JNY’s scholarship as part and parcel of the growing literature on the “Third Reconstruction.” See CV (PDF)