Awards and Honors

Anthony Kwame Harrison, associate professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, was recently named Edward S. Diggs Professor in Humanities by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The Edward S. Diggs Professorship in Humanities recognizes and promot...
When Carmen Giménez Smith watched the television show “Revenge,” she was more than entertained. She had found an unlikely muse that would lead her on an award-winning journey to a Guggenheim Fellowship. As she watched the series, the Department of English professor took notes and discover...
The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences community consistently earns university recognition for excellence in research, teaching, advising, and outreach, and this year is no exception, with a dozen awards recently announced. Mark Barrow, chair of the Department of History, won the William ...
As a Virginia Tech history professor, A. Roger Ekirch is accustomed to lecturing on revolutions. And as a scholar, he has sparked a revolution of his own — in the clinical practice of sleep medicine. “It is a rare historian whose work elicits profound changes in medical practice,” said Ro...
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost recently announced inductees into Virginia Tech’s 2019 class of the Academy of Faculty Leadership and the Academy of Faculty Service. Among those inductees are Professor Robert Denton, head of the Department of Communication, in the Academy of F...
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...