Flynn L. Auchey, associate professor of building construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, was conferred the "associate professor emeritus" title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board's quarterly meeting on March 23.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who have given exemplary service to the university and 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 1995, Auchey has focused his research in the area of risk management. He helped found the real estate and development minor and the construction, real estate, and development track in the Department of Building Construction. His expertise as a builder, developer, engineer, and architect led to interdisciplinary teaching and research projects.

He is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Project Management Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida.