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Marcie Boucouvalas honored with emerita status

June 29, 2016

Marcie Boucouvalas, professor of human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the university community since 1980, Boucouvalas developed and strengthened the Department of Human Development's Adult Learning and Human Resource Development graduate program at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, Virginia, which included several collaborative projects with other universities.

She directed the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development, and in doing so, provided leadership to the field, both nationally and internationally.

Boucouvalas taught a variety of courses across the human development curriculum with concentrated effort on designing international course experiences for students, faculty, and the northern Virginia community. She advised and mentored numerous master's degree and doctoral students, and helped them develop successful careers in both academic and corporate settings.

She has served as editor of the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology; director of the Commission for International Adult Education; member of the board of directors for the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (into which she was inducted in 2003); and  immediate past president of the Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations.

Boucouvalas received her bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a master's degree from Brown University, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

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