Dilip Shome, professor of finance in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Russell V. and Arlene F. Oliver Faculty Fellow in Investment Management Teaching by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Russell V. and Arlene F. Oliver Faculty Fellowship in Investment Management Teaching was established by the couple to increase opportunity for academic excellence in the Investment Management Program of the Department of Finance, Insurance and Business Law in the Pamplin College of Business. The fellowship is awarded to a member of the college faculty, who will hold the title and receive financial support for a period of three years.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1983, Shome was promoted to full professor in 2000 and served as the head of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law from 1996 to 2000. He is a two-time winner of the Warren Holtzman Outstanding Educator Award, has been awarded the Ph.D. Teaching Award in the Pamplin College of Business, and has won two college Certificates of Teaching Excellence along with a University Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

Shome has chaired or co-chaired eight dissertation committees and served as a committee member of 18 others. In addition, he has served as the committee director of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law’s Ph.D. program from 1989 to 1991 and again from 2009 to 2012.

He has also published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles in some of the top academic journals in his field.

Shome received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (India) and an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

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