Honey W. Nashman

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Honey W. Nashman

Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Human Services

Emeritus Faculty


Office Phone: (202) 994-6167

Honey W. Nashman has been involved in academic programs and the scholarship of engagement in higher education for more than 50 years supporting community development, human rights and social justice. This includes a 43-year tenure at GW. Prior to retirement she was the Director of the Human Services & Social Justice Program in the Sociology Department.  She co-founded the University Office for Community Service and served several terms as Commissioner, DC Commission for National and Community Service. Honey is active on several boards related to building community, social justice, and human rights. She has numerous publications related to civic engagement and volunteering, including an article on “Philantherapy: A Benefit for Personnel and Organizations Managing Volunteers." Since retirement she has received a Fairfax County Volunteer Award and the Eleanor Sue Finkelstein Award for Special Needs for service, leadership and program development. She is extremely proud of the opportunity to participate in the awarding of the Honey W. Nashman Prize for Academic Achievement and Service to outstanding seniors in the Human Services & Social Justice Program and also the Honey W. Nashman Research Award for Community-Based Participatory Research. The University's Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service was renamed the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement & Public Service in her honor.

Several leadership roles and awards have included:

  • The Council and Mayor of the District of Columbia cited May 3, 2010 as “Professor Honey W. Nashman Day"
  • The George Washington University Award for Outstanding Contributions to The George Washington University
  • Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for University Service
  • Spark a Life Award for Faculty-Excellence
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award – University Office of Community Service (Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service)
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars-Distinguished Membership
  • Faculty Program Award from the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
  • Outstanding Community Service-Learning Project Award-Excellence in Student Life Award
  • Induction into the GW Wall of Fame-for Contributions to the University and to the Community
  • Greater DC Cares Lifetime Award as a leader in philanthropy, volunteerism and service