Human Sciences News

Jody Russon
Jody Russon joined the Virginia Tech Department of Human Development and Family Science after completing a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship in family intervention science in Philadelphia. She has focused her career on adaptation, implementation, and dissemination science in family psychot...
Angela Scarpa (left) and Jen Pollard Scott, both part of the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, will present at the fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium.
The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host its fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium Sept. 21 in Falls Church, Virginia. The symposium brings together scientists, professionals, educators, students, and health care providers in the field of autism, and indivi...
Megan Dolbin-McNab
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.
Pamela Teaster
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.
Amy Azano with her son at the Moss Arts Center
When her children were young, Amy Azano avoided most events because her son, as a child with autism spectrum disorder, found them too loud and bright and crowded. Then, one day, Azano’s family was invited to attend a college football game in a private box. The quieter, more controlled set...
Child Development Center
Every weekday morning, children and families arrive at the Virginia Tech Child Development Center for Learning and Research. The center’s deep colors, soft lighting, natural materials, and cozy, child-sized furniture provide a welcoming environment for hours of play-based learning opportunities. ...
What began as a student membership in the National Council on Family Relations has turned, over the decades, into a leadership position for Anisa Zvonkovic, head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech. At the council’s annual national conference, recently held...
Child Care Center
When you walk into any of the three classrooms in Virginia Tech’s Child Development Center for Learning and Research, you’re met with warm lighting and open spaces. “We want our center to feel like home,” said Alexa Gardner, curriculum coordinator of the center, which is housed in Wallace Hall. “...
Rosemary Blieszner
Rosemary Blieszner, an Alumni Distinguished Professor, has been named dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Her appointment was based on the recommendation of the college’s Executive Council in consultation with the faculty and presented to Executive Vice President an...