BLACKSBURG, Va., June 15, 2011 – Nancy McGehee, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Junior Faculty Fellow of Hospitality Management by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
In 2007, the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation endowed the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Professor of Hospitality Finance and Revenue Management. To allow the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management the flexibility to recruit and hire the best available faculty, the junior faculty fellowship may be used to reward teaching and scholarly excellence with recipients holding the rank of assistant or associate professor. The junior faculty fellowship is for a three-year period.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2001, McGehee was promoted to associate professor in 2007. She has published 20 peer-reviewed research articles, 20 book chapters and technical reports, and 35 peer-reviewed conference presentations in her career.
McGehee is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Best Paper Award from the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education, the Pamplin College of Business Outreach Excellence Award, the Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week recognition, the Travel and Tourism Research Association President’s Award, and the Travel and Tourism Research Association Keeling Dissertation Award.
She has been active in eight externally funded research projects, including two projects funded by the Virginia Tourism Corporation. She serves on three tourism research journal editorial boards and has served on the boards of directors of the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association and the Travel and Tourism Research Association.
McGehee currently serves as the graduate curriculum coordinator for the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. She is consistently rated as an excellent teacher in both undergraduate and graduate courses.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Marshall University, a master’s degree from North Carolina State University, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.
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