Jon Felt has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

Felt is one of 27 new tenure-track faculty members at the college this fall. The new hires are part of the college’s ongoing efforts to attract renowned scholars to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and engagement programs. The college has added more than 100 full-time permanent faculty members in the past four years.

Felt’s scholarship focuses on ancient and early medieval Chinese history, world history, and spatial history. He was recently published in the Early Medieval China Journal. He will teach world history to the year 1500 and will work with colleagues to standardize a two-semester world history sequence.

Felt received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, a master's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.