Susan G. Magliaro, professor of educational psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “professor emerita” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1988, Magliaro has made significant contributions to educational psychology through her work in K-12 outreach and extensive service through the Virginia Department of Education.
Her scholarship has yielded four books and more than 50 book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and reports. She has also given more than 100 presentations at professional meetings.
At Virginia Tech, Magliaro provided tremendous support to the VT-STEM and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) projects. In addition, she served as chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, director of the School of Education, and associate dean in her college.
Magliaro has consulted and collaborated with numerous school systems on issues including instructional design, beginning teacher training and mentoring, and the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
In 2014, Magliaro, was appointed to Virginia’s Standards of Learning Innovation Committee by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
In 2003, she assumed responsibility as director of the Southwest Virginia Professional Education Consortium, which focuses on the training and development of cooperating teachers for the student teachers of the four participating universities, including Virginia Tech.
She has served on the Virginia Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure and on the Board of Trustees for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
At Virginia Tech, Magliaro taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses across the School of Education curriculum. She advised many students on their master’s degree and doctoral dissertations and helped them develop successful careers in both academic and industrial settings.
She has received numerous honors and awards for her professional contributions, such as the Outstanding Teacher Educator Award from the Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Virginia Tech’s Alumni Teaching Award, and the William E. Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Magliaro received her bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University, a master’s degree from Iowa State University, and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech.