James F. Wolf, professor of public affairs and policy in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been conferred the “professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The emeritus title is conferred on retired full professors and associate professors, administrative officers, extra-collegiate faculty with continued appointment, and senior Virginia Cooperative Extension agents 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 1978, Wolf served as program director for the Center for Public Administration and Policy's Northern Virginia Program and led the effort to establish both a master’s and doctoral program in that region.
In addition, Wolf served as program chair for the Center for Public Administration and Policy, coordinating its work across the campus and National Capital Region operations, and as acting director for the School of Public and International Affairs
Wolf served as advisor and mentor for hundreds of graduate students and supervised more than 35 dissertations. He authored more than 40 books, book chapters, and refereed journal articles.
Wolf received his bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University. He earned his master’s degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
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