Dilip K. Shome, professor of finance in the Pamplin College of Business 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, 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 1983, Shome has contributed significantly to the research mission with several high quality publications and to the teaching and service missions of Pamplin.

He served as head of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law from 1996 to 2000. During this term, the department achieved some of the highest levels of research productivity in elite finance journals due to Shome’s focus on retention, rewards, and resource allocation for faculty who were active researchers.

As the chair of the committees charged with restructuring the curriculum for the undergraduate and MBA programs, he led the major curriculum revisions implemented in the department in the past 10 years.

Shome also contributed to the college’s international programs by leading study-abroad groups, developing exchange programs, and teaching abroad.

He directed his department's Ph.D. program for two three-year terms, helping to recruit and advise Ph.D. students and to implement curricular revisions.

Shome was also the track director for the Academically Qualified Post-Graduate Bridge-to-Business program in finance, sponsored by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In this role, he designed and implemented the track and its courses and provided extensive placement support for graduates.

A two-time winner of the college’s Warren Holtzman Outstanding Educator Award, Shome received Pamplin’s Ph.D. Teaching Award and two college Certificates of Teaching Excellence as well as a University Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

Shome received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

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