Awards and Honors

Kelly Avery, an associate professor of practice in property management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named the Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor in Honor of Dr. Rosemary C. Goss by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The Resid...
Megan Dolbin-MacNab, a human development professor at Virginia Tech, was recognized for her advocacy and research on aging, such as issues facing grandparents during the opioid crisis.
Nicholas Copeland, a Virginia Tech anthropologist who studies rural communities in the Central American country, hopes his research will help farmers create sustainable food resources and land practices.
The bracelet looks unassuming, just like any other smart technology worn around the wrist. But rather than counting steps or heartbeats, it serves another purpose. The wristlet vibrates an alarm when it tracks the user subconsciously begin to pull out strands of hair. For those with trichotillom...
Charles Taylor, professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and admini...
The Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology director received the prestigious Judge Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award for innovative work in protecting elders and vulnerable adults.
Paul Avey, an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech, has received an International Affairs Fellowship for the 2018–2019 academic year. For more than a half-century, the Council on Foreign Relations has awarded the fellowship every year to a select group of academics, polic...
Matthew Wisnioski, associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, has received the Graduate School’s 2018 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Sponsored by the Graduate School, the annual award recognizes excellence in me...
Maria Jernigan, a triple major from Virginia Beach, Virginia, thinks about how virtual reality could enhance high school learning. She absently taps an old-fashioned fountain pen against her notebook as she outlines a project that transports students to Washington, D.C., and Beijing to explore...
Brandy Faulkner, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Diggs Teaching Scholar Award. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Diggs Teaching Scholars Awa...