LuAnn Gaskill, a professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management at Virginia Tech, received the 2019 Ohio State University Award of Distinction in the College of Education and Human Ecology. Gaskill was recognized at the 2019 Education and Human Ecology Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards program, which took place April 12 in Columbus, Ohio.
College faculty who received Global Partnership Project Grants during the 2018–2019 academic year were: David Hicks, School of Education; Eunju Hwang, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; and Corinne Noirot, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.
Hicks’s “The Forever Project: The Benefits and Dilemmas of Using Virtual Interactive Holocaust Survivor Testimony” involves collaboration with the University of Nottingham and the UK National Holocaust Center.
As part of her research proposal, “Enhancing Research Partnerships on Global Age Friendly Communities,” Hwang hosted colleagues from the Jeju Ageing Society Research Center in South Korea.
Noirot was awarded support to advance work on the collaborative book manuscript titled Théâtre des frères La Taille, under contract with Classiques Garnier in Paris, with colleagues in France and Switzerland.
Doris H. Kincade, a professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, published “Assessing Millennials in College-Level Fashion Design Studios: A Study of Evidence-Based Practice,” The International Journal of Art & Design Education 38.1 (2019): 47–59, with Windi Turner, Oscar Solis, and Elizabeth Dull.
The unveiling of Volume XI of Philologia, the undergraduate research venue of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, took place May 1 in the Multipurpose Room in Newman Library. All articles and creative scholarship are available online.
This year’s staff consisted of: co-editors-in-chief Rachel Beisser, professional and technical writing and literature and language, and Sophia Campos, philosophy, politics, and economics and political science; managing editor Michelle Corinaldi, sociology; associate editors: Jessica Calvert, professional and technical writing and literature and language; Taylor Dickerson, professional and technical writing; Harlee Fuhrman, literature and language and management; Emily Gurganus, professional and technical writing and literature and language; Alana Hassett, professional and technical writing and creative writing; and Rachel Kiser, fashion merchandising and design; marketing editor Owen Forrester, professional and technical writing; and layout editor Taylor Bush, multimedia journalism and fashion merchandising and design.
Volume XI consists of the following articles and creative scholarship:“Motherhood in the Workplace: A Sociological Exploration into the Negative Performance Standards and Evaluations of Full-Time Working Mothers” by Michelle Corinaldi; the poem “Father Time’s Coffee Breaks” by Abbigale Evans, multimedia journalism; “Russia in the Central African Republic: Exploitation Under the Guise of Intervention” by Kyran Goodison, national security and foreign affairs; “The Importance of Universal Design on College Campuses” by Madelyn Hart, human development; “Paintings in the Year Without a Summer” by Zachary Hubbard, history; and “Toni Morrison’s Experimental Novel, The Bluest Eye: Tempering ‘Disinterested Violence’ through the ‘Narrative Project’” by Joshua Kim, literature and language.
The assistance of College administrators – Monica Kimbrell, assistant dean; Rebecca Grogan, graphic designer; Debra Stoudt, a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and associate dean; Daniel B. Thorp, an associate professor in the Department of History and associate dean; and Newman Library’s Digital Publishing Specialist Robert Browder was acknowledged, as were the support and guidance from the following College review board members: Patti J. Fisher, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; Virginia Fowler, English; Eunju Hwang, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; Jeff Joiner, School of Visual Arts; Melanie Kiechle, History; Nancy Metz, English; Joseph Pitt, Philosophy; Lucinda Roy, English; Joe Scallorns, English; Robert P. Stephens, History; Yannis Stivachtis, Political Science; Courtney I.P. Thomas, Political Science; and Bonnie Zare, Sociology.
Michelle Corinaldi will assume the role of editor-in-chief for the 2019–2020 academic year.
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.