The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors recently conferred the emeritus title on the following faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences:
Ann Kilkelly, Professor of Theatre Arts and Women’s and Gender Studies, was recognized for her applied research in dance, receiving a National Endowment for the Humanities Award, two Smithsonian senior research fellowships, and a Tap Preservation Award. She gave solo performances in tap in a number of high-profile venues, including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1991, she led the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and was instrumental in the founding of the Virginia Tech Women’s Center; her teaching of undergraduate and graduate students garnered honors at the college and university level. Kilkelly earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Utah.
Kusum Singh, Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation, joined the Virginia Tech community in 1992 and was the first female faculty member in the program. A recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, Singh published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, was a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Educational Research as well as Research in Middle Level Education. Her accomplishments in teaching and advising were recognized with the William E. Wine Award and the Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Academic Advising. Singh earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Agra University in India and her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.