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Virginia Tech's State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award winners (1986 to 2014)

January 24, 2014

Established in 1986 by Virginia's General Assembly and governor and administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes the finest among Virginia's college faculty for their excellence in teaching, research and public service.

Beginning in 2004, one recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award may have been designated a "Rising Star" recipient, a category to recognize faculty with more than two complete years of full time experience but less than six complete years of full time experience. Beginning in 2010, two Rising Star recipients were selected each year. 

In 2005, an award winner may have been designated a "Teaching with Technology" recipient, a category created to recognize faculty exhibiting effectiveness in promoting and enhancing student learning via the integration and use of technology in their instructional activities.

The following Virginia Tech faculty have received the Outstanding Faculty Award:

Outstanding Faculty Award

  • 2014: Wu Feng, professor of computer science and James Turner Fellow, College of Engineering.
  • 2011: Gary Downey, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science and Technology in Society, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
  • 2010: Romesh C. Batra, Clifton C. Garvin Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, College of Engineering.
  • 2007: Marc A. Edwards, Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering; and Doris T. Zallen, professor of science and technology in society, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
  • 2006: Thomas M. Murray, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design, College of Engineering; and Paul M. Sorrentino, professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
  • 2005: Richard O. Claus, Lewis Hester Chair of Engineering, College of Engineering; E. Scott Geller, professor of psychology, College of Science; and Lucinda Roy, Alumni Distinguished Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
  • 2003: Thomas Gardner, professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; and Michael Vorster, professor of civil engineering, College of Engineering.
  • 2002: James Craig, professor of geology, College of Arts and Sciences; and John Seiler, professor of forestry, College of Natural Resources.
  • 2001: James P. Wightman, professor of chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • 2000: Y.A. Liu, professor of chemical engineering, College of Engineering; and Wayne Purcell, professor of agriculture and applied economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • 1999: Arthur Keown, professor of finance, Pamplin College of Business.
  • 1998: Raymond Plaut, professor of engineering, College of Engineering.
  • 1997: Cameron Hackney, professor of food science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • 1996: James, Martin, associate professor of civil engineering, College of Engineering.
  • 1993: Hanif Sherali, professor of engineering, College of Engineering.
  • 1991: James Robertson, professor of history, College of Arts and Sciences; and William Snizek, professor of sociology, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • 1989: Siegfried Holzer, professor of civil engineering, College of Engineering.
  • 1988: Harold Burkhart, professor of forestry, College of Natural Resources; and Glenn L. Kraige, professor of engineering science and mechanics, College of Engineering.
  • 1987: William Knocke, professor of engineering, College of Engineering; James Owen, professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences; and Frank Quinn, professor of mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences.

Outstanding Faculty Award / Rising Star designee

  • 2010: Maura Borrego, assistant professor of engineering education, College of Engineering.

Outstanding Faculty Award / Teaching with Technology designee

  • 2013: Stephen Edwards, associate professor of computer science, College of Engineering.

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