Erin Ann Hopkins has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Hopkins is one of 16 new faculty members this fall at the college. This year’s hires enhance existing program strengths and increase the college’s national profile across the arts, humanities, and human and social sciences.

“Faculty excellence is at the heart of Virginia Tech’s ability to succeed,” Dean Elizabeth Spiller said. "I am very pleased to welcome such a gifted and transformative group of scholars, artists, and teachers to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences."

Hopkins’ research interests include green building, built environment policy analysis, and building lifecycle analysis. She will be published in the forthcoming volume of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate.

Hopkins holds a Ph.D. from Seton Hall University, a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. She will be teaching three courses in property management and one in applied real estate development.