L. Glenn Kraige, professor of engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “professor emeritus” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members 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 1975, Kraige was a dedicated teacher of a wide range of courses with an emphasis on providing foundational instruction in mechanics at the undergraduate level.

In 1988, Kraige received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. In 1998, he received the Virginia Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Kraige is co-author of an internationally renowned engineering mechanics textbook series. He was named Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education and received the AT&T Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Southeast Section and its Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award from the Mechanics Division.

He was recognized by the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics with its Maher Award for excellence in education. The college presented Kraige with its Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the W.S. “Pete” White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education. He also received Virginia Tech’s Sporn Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Subjects and the William E. Wine Achievement Award.

Kraige received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degree from the University of Virginia.

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