CHSS Faculty Among the 2019 Presidential Faculty Excellence Award Recipients.

The Earle C. Williams Presidential Medal for Excellence in Social Impact

Dr. Christianne Esposito-Smythers.

George Mason University aspires to be the best university for the world. As an institution, it is fully engaged with its community and acts as a catalyst for economic and cultural vitality. The Williams Medal is presented to a faculty member whose commitment to community service improves the quality of life in our region or around the world and serves as a model to the entire Mason community. 

Learn more about Dr. Christianne Esposito-Smythers.



The Beck Family Presidential Medal for Excellence in Research and Scholarship 

Dr. Tyler Cowen

Our best researchers, scholars, and artists share a level of ingenuity and dedication to advancing and transforming the knowledge and creative frontiers in their fields. They are essential to our mission as a research university committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world. The Beck Medal is presented to a faculty member in recognition of groundbreaking achievements that have significant social, cultural, economic or global consequence. 

Learn more about Dr. Tyler Cowen.