AHRM Academic News

During its November meeting the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors conferred the emerita title on Rosemary Carucci Goss, Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management.

Goss contributed to housing research, especially housing choice and affordability, multifamily housing, and property management through her scholarship, teaching, and service. She served as President of the Housing Education and Research Association and established the Property Management program at Virginia Tech. She received numerous awards from professional organizations in her field as well as the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Goss earned her bachelor’s degree from Concord University, a master’s degree from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Kelly Avery, from the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, was named the Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor in Honor of Dr. Rosemary C. Goss by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The professorship was created in 1995 and renamed last year in honor of Goss, who established the Residential Property Management program in 1986.

Avery serves as associate professor of practice in property management. Recipients of the professorship hold the title for a period of five years; the title is renewable.

Julia Beamish, a professor and head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, was recognized as one of the top 50 innovators in the field by Kitchen and Bath Design News in its October issue.

The Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management faculty members Erin Hopkins and Kathleen Parrott were honored at the Housing Education and Research Association Conference, which was held October 7–10 in Savannah, Georgia.

Hopkins, an assistant professor of property management and Willis & Mary Blackwood Jr. Faculty Fellow, received the Kenneth J. Tremblay Early Career in Housing Award for her accomplishments in the first six years of her academic career.

Parrott, a professor in the department, was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award for her many contributions to the field of housing and to the association.

Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management head Julia Beamish, assistant professor Erin Hopkins, and professor Kathleen Parrott published “Sustainable Multifamily Kitchen Design: A Student Elicitation Approach,” Journal of Green Building 13.2 (2018): 55–66. 

Rosemary Goss, Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, was honored on the occasion of her retirement at the end of last semester after 42 years at Virginia Tech. The endowed professorship she has held since 1996 was renamed the Property Management Advisory Board Professorship in Honor of Dr. Rosemary C. Goss.

Eunju Hwang, an associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, published “The Role of Key Housing Accessibility in the Relationship between Mobility Disability and Residential Satisfaction of Seniors: A Case Study of the United States,” Journal of the Korean Institute of Interior Design 27.2 (2018):  98–105, with AHRM alumna Hyun Joo Kwon, who earned her Ph.D. in 2012.

The college is pleased to announce the following tenure and promotion decisions by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors at its June 6 meeting.

Promoted to associate professor with tenure were: Danna Agmon, History and ASPECT Core Faculty; Amy Azano, School of Education; María del Carmen Caña Jiménez, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; Jason Crafton, School of Performing Arts; Erika Grafsky, Human Development and Family Science; Stefanie Hofer, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; Eunju Hwang, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; Benjamin Jantzen, Philosophy; Melanie Kiechle, History; Christine Labuski, Sociology; Philip Olsen, Science, Technology, and Society; Dustin Read, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; Nadine Sinno, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; Trevor Stewart, School of Education; Catherine Ulrich, School of Education; LaDale Winling, History; and Haiyan Zhu, Sociology.

Promoted to the rank of professor in the past academic year were: Janet Abbate, Science, Technology, and Society; April Few-Demo, Human Development and Family Science; Matthew Gabriele, Religion and Culture; James Ivory, Communication; Gerard Lawson, School of Education; Heidi Anne Mesmer, School of Education; Lydia Patton, Philosophy; Tina Savla, Human Development and Family Science; and John Wells, School of Education.

Also recognized with promotion were the following: Joseph Scallorns, English, to senior instructor; Matthew Goodrum, Science, Technology, and Society, to collegiate associate professor; and Peggy Quesenberry, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, to collegiate assistant professor.

Erin Hopkins, assistant professor in the Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, published “The Influence of Public Transportation on Housing Values,” International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 25.3 (2018): 206–15.

The unveiling of Volume X of Philologia, the undergraduate research venue of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, took place April 30 in the Multipurpose Room in Newman Library. The print version of the magazine includes creative scholarship as well as articles written by Philologia editorial staff that discuss research by undergraduates in the College; the research articles themselves are found in full in the online journal.

This year’s staff consisted of: editor-in-chief Rachel Moore, Literature and Language and Creative Writing; managing editor Emily Purcell, Creative Writing and Fashion Merchandising and Design; associate editors: Rachel Beisser, Professional and Technical Writing and Literature and Language; Lindsay Boerger, HistorySophia Campos, Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics and Political ScienceMichelle Corinaldi, SociologyBecky Felter, Public Relations and Professional and Technical Writing; Holly Hunter, Public Relations; and Nicole Kurka, Literature and Language Pre-Education and Professional and Technical Writing; chief layout editor Ryan Waltz, Multimedia Journalism and Spanish; and layout editor Taylor Bush, Multimedia Journalism and Fashion Merchandising and Design.

Volume X consists of the following articles and creative scholarship:“A Case Study in Religion and Culture: Faith Healing in the United States within the Christian Traditions” by Rachel Sutphin, Human Development, International Studies, and Religion and Culture, article by Becky Felter; “Human Trafficking of Children on a Global Scale” by Lauren Percherke, Management, article by Michelle Corinaldi; “A World ‘Made of Breath’: Cormac McCarthy and the Oral Storytelling Tradition” by Joshua Kim, Literature and Language, article by Rachel Beisser; “Evaluating Differences in Serial Murderers on a Global Scale” by Grace Kim, Criminology, Political Science, and Sociology, article by Kim Boerger; “Tarot in Blood Meridian” by Demetria Lee, a Political Science, Philosophy, and Literature and Language alumna, article by Sophia Campos; “Writhe: After Slave Shipby J.M.W. Turner,” a poem by Shalini Rana, Creative Writing and Professional and Technical Writing; “Exploring Turn-taking and Discourse Markers through Generations” by Literature and Language alumna Meghan Kolcum, article by Nicole Kurka; and “Impact of Christianity on Israel-Palestine Peace Relations” by Rachel Sutphin, article by Holly Hunter.

The assistance of College administrators – Monica Kimbrell, assistant dean; Daniel Thorp, History and associate dean; and Debra Stoudt, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and associate dean – was acknowledged as was the support and guidance from college faculty and review board members: Patricia Fisher, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; Nancy Metz, EnglishShaily Patel, Religion and Culture; Luke Plotica, Political Science; and Robert Stephens, History.

Emily Purcell will assume the role of editor-in-chief for the 2018–2019 academic year.

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