Golde Holtzman, associate professor of statistics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “associate professor emeritus” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands. 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 1980, Holtzman made significant contributions to the understanding of statistics through his research in biomathematics and environmental statistics.

He supported the scientific community through service to organizations including a term as the president of the Virginia Academy of Science. He advised and collaborated with numerous faculty and staff members and students on statistical analysis.

Holtzman taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses across the statistics curriculum, placing strong emphasis on pedagogy and student learning.

He served his department as the head of its Corporate Partners Program and organized the annual meeting with the partners.

Holtzman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master’s degree from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.