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Edward Green honored with emeritus status


BLACKSBURG, Va., March 25, 2010 – Edward Green, professor of mathematics in the College of Science 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 1977, Green wrote more than 100 articles and authored or edited four books as part of a research program that was consistently supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. He was an 18-year member of the program committee for International Conferences in the Representation Theory of Algrebras and 10-year member of the editorial board of Communications in Algebra.

As a teacher, he taught mathematics courses at every level of the undergraduate and graduate curricula. He developed several algebra courses and he supervised 11 doctoral dissertations.

Green received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Brandeis University.