Pamela A. Weaver, professor of hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “professor emerita” 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 1989, Weaver has contributed to hospitality research methods and statistics. She has published numerous research papers, reviews, and book chapters.

In addition, she has provided many years of service to the hospitality industry; the International Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education; the American Hotel and Lodging Association; and the International Academy of Hospitality Research.

Weaver has served the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in both the Pamplin College of Business, and the former College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through her leadership of the Hospitality Tourism Management Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Pamplin College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum and Policy Committee.

A dedicated teacher, she has introduced thousands of students to the hospitality industry, to hospitality research methods, and to event management in hospitality settings. Her notable courses include Introduction to Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, Hospitality and Tourism Research Methods, Events Management, Research Methods for Hospitality Applications, and Advanced Quantitative Methods for Hospitality Applications.

Weaver chaired the committees of seven Doctor of Philosophy students, seven master's degree students and served on 24 additional committees leading to the successful completion of more than 35 graduate degrees in hospitality and tourism management.

Weaver received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany, a master’s degree from the University of South Florida, and a doctoral degree from Michigan State University.