A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1989, Allen has advanced critical areas of research, assessment, and theory through her scholarship on family diversity, family gerontology, feminist family studies, and LGBTQ families.
Three research teams at Virginia Tech were awarded RAPID grants from the the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate of the National Science Foundation to spur the development of social science–oriented research related to COVID-19.
When the new department leader started his career in real estate, he worked with distressed properties, but knew he wanted to work with a different type of asset. Little did he know, his educational experiences would change the scope of his interests.
When Pamela Teaster envisioned a leadership program in gerontology, the world had not yet been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the certificate program’s launch this fall coincides with a time when policies for the aging population are more critical than ever. That’s why an influential advocate from Washington, D.C., is teaching the inaugural class.
Blake, who’s about to celebrate her 100th birthday, is donating, in honor of her mentor, handmade garments to the historic costume and textile collection in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management.
As college students return home to finish spring semester classes online due to COVID-19, families are forced to adapt on the fly. After all, this isn’t just a week of spring break or a summerlong stay.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2000, Gaskill has contributed to the understanding of clothing and textiles research as it applied to retailing, small business management, entrepreneurship, and international business development and sustainability.
The Department of Human Development and Family Science advocates for a deeper understanding of child development and its link to family units as a way to create better child care and early education. With its newest major, it provides courses that help students gain the skills they need to succeed.
The sociology professor will explore how heterosexual and same-sex spousal and partner caregivers draw upon existing gender identities, skills, and resources formed in relation to the gender division of labor over the life course.
Belmonte joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University in 1996, and during her tenure has served as the director of American Studies and head of the Department of History before taking on her current role as associate dean for instruction and personnel in 2018. She will begin at Virginia Tech on Aug. 1.
The first building on the Blacksburg campus to feature Hokie Stone has undergone a restoration, received a new name, and welcomed new tenants. A ribbon-cutting celebration will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 30. Both the university community and the public are invited.
When Donna Mitchell was a student, Virginia Tech provided her with challenges that helped her grow. Now she is offering a Giving Day challenge that will help both College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences students and faculty flourish.