College Professors Named 2015 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

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University President John J. DeGioia (right) honors Professor Derek Goldman (middle) and Professor Christian Wolf (left) with the 2015 President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers.

November 3, 2015—This month, University President John J. DeGioia awarded Derek Goldman and Christian Wolf the 2015 President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers at Georgetown. In addition to teaching theater and performance studies, Professor Goldman is the artistic director of the Davis Performing Arts Center. He recently co-founded the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. The Lab, which he co-founded with professor Cynthia Schneider, brings together world-renowned artists and policymakers.

Professor Wolf has taught in the Department of Chemistry for 15 years. He is an expert in organic chemistry and had published influential scholarship in many scientific fields. His research interests include medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, dynamic stereochemistry, and supramolecular architectures. In collaboration with Associate Professor of Biology Heidi Elmendorf, Professor Wolf has worked to identify promising drug candidates to treat giardiasis and other diseases.