Joan Hirt

Joan Hirt Honored with Emerita Status

Joan Hirt, professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the V...
April Few-Demo

April Few-Demo Receives Outstanding Mentor Award

April Few-Demo, associate professor of human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the Graduate School’s 2017 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award. Sponsor...
Carol Mullen with students from Southwest University in Chongqing, China

Fulbright Scholar Publishes Book on Creativity and Education in China

Carol Mullen, a professor of educational leadership in Virginia Tech’s School of Education, has authored a new book, Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accounta...
Danna Agmon and Pablo Tarazaga

New Faculty Principals Bring Dedication to Student Learning

East and West Ambler Johnston residence halls will welcome two new faculty principals this summer. Pablo Tarazaga, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and principal faculty in the Myers-L...
Barbara Allen, center, confers with Alison Cohen and environmental activist Gerard Casanova from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône to map an approach to conducting a participatory health survey in two polluted French towns.

Enlisting French Residents for Study Validating Pollution-Driven Health Claims

For many years, state-funded health studies have disproved claims by residents and local doctors in one of France’s largest industrial regions that people living in this area had elevated levels of ma...
Megan Dolbin-MacNab

The Impact of the Opioid Addiction Crisis on Grandparents

Virginia Tech faculty member Megan Dolbin-MacNab testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C., on March 21 on the impact of the opioid addiction epidemic on grandpar...
Captain Michael Fisher

Michael Fisher Named Commanding Officer of Naval ROTC

Captain Michael Fisher — a highly decorated officer in the U.S. Navy — has been named commanding officer of Virginia Tech’s Naval ROTC. When Capt. Fisher was a young boy, he dreamed of one day comm...

Laura Sands Named Editor-in-Chief of New Journal

Laura Sands — a professor in the Center for Gerontology and the Department of Human Development, both in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences — has been named editor-in-c...
Elizabeth Spiller

Elizabeth Spiller Named Dean at University of California, Davis

Elizabeth Spiller, dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been named dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Davis. The ...
Anthony Kwame Harrison

Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison Named Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies

Anthony “Kwame” Harrison, an associate professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies by Virgi...
Anthony Peguero sitting in a classroom

Drawing the Line

Colin Ryan had always felt awkward in elementary school, and when he started middle school, he figured if he couldn’t be cool, he could at least strive for invisibility. His plan worked, at least for ...
Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon Honored with Emerita Status

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, professor of religion and culture in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech...
Rosemary Carucci Goss

Rosemary Carucci Goss Reappointed

Rosemary Carucci Goss, professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, has been reappointed the Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor by Virginia Tec...

A Legend Returns

Bill Roth, longtime and legendary Voice of the Hokies, is returning to Virginia Tech, this time as a professor of practice in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and H...
Marlene Preston and Matt Gabriele

College Professors Recognized for University Leadership

Two of the four faculty members newly appointed to the academies of Faculty Service and Leadership at Virginia Tech are members of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Marlene Pres...
Pamela Teaster

Pamela Teaster Named Director of the Center for Gerontology

Pamela Teaster, a professor in the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech, has been named director of the university’s Center for Gerontology. She previously served as the associate director...
Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni to Be Honored for Lifetime Contributions to Literature

Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English in Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, will receive the 2016 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Li...
Steger Poetry Prize winners and finalists joined their supporters following the awards ceremony. Back row, from left, Nneoma Nwankwo; Roxanne Smith; Amanda Nicole Bouvette; Shelby Dodd; Michaela Goldammer, first-place winner; Charles W. Steger, president emeritus of Virginia Tech; Dennis and Donna Treacy, Steger Poetry Prize supporters; Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English; Layne Mandros; Aimee Hahn, third-place winner; Caroline Sutphin, second-place winner; Daron Hennessey; and Rachel Molloy. Front row, from left: Joseph Eska, Department of English chair, and Steven Critchfield, Steger Poetry Prize supporter.

Steger Poetry Prize Winners for 2016

“When we think of poetry, we think of the soul of humankind,” said world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni. “Today, we have lifted that to the heavens.” Giovanni, University Distinguished Professo...

We Thought the World Would Be Cooler

Will automated drones, driverless cars, and intelligent robotics improve lives or destroy societies? That was the principal question fueling a touchscreen arcade game that Virginia Tech students creat...

Jacqueline Bixler Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Jacqueline E. Bixler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, received the Outstanding Faculty Award of the 2016 State Council of Hi...

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