Terry Cobb, associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emeritus 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 university community since 1978, Cobb made significant contributions to research through his work in organizational behavior focusing on organizational politics, organizational justice, and behavioral ethics.

But Cobb was best known for his work in the classroom. He taught both undergraduate and graduate-level courses across the management curriculum at Virginia Tech for more than 30 years and has a record of teaching excellence that has been recognized across all levels. He received the department’s Doctoral Teaching Award, the M.B.A. program’s Service Award, college teaching awards, Warren L. Holtzman Outstanding Educator awards, the Alumni Association’s Certificate of Teaching Excellence, the Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, and the Chi Omega Society’s Teacher of the Year Award.

In addition, he advised numerous students on master’s degree and doctoral degree dissertations and helped them develop successful careers in both academic and corporate settings.

Cobb received a bachelor’s degree from California State University at Northridge, a master’s degree from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine.

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