BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 15, 2009 – Joseph C. Wang, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the "professor emeritus" title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1965, Wang has contributed to the advancement of scholarship in the field of Chinese culture and the design and development of Chinese gardens. His professional accomplishments have been recognized through his selection as a Winterthur Fellow and grant recipient from the Graham Foundation for Advances Studies in the Fine Arts. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Wang has also served as chairman of the Graduate Program in Architecture and as his college's assistant dean for academic affairs.
He received his bachelor's degree from National Cheng-kung University, Taiwan; a master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley; and a Ph.D., from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.