A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2008, Johnson’s approach to medical education was informed by many successful years of providing patient care in family medicine and maternal and child health.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1974, Falkinham maintained consistent research funding from federal agencies including, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Nakamoto served as head of the Department of Marketing in the Pamplin College of Business and as associate dean for research. More recently, he helped lead the college through a successful re-accreditation by AACSB International.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1992, Hochella made significant contributions to local, regional, and global environmental science through his work in geochemistry and mineralogy focusing on nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Rankin joined the university community in 1982 as an assistant professor of health, physical education, and recreation. Over the next 36 years, she held various positions at Virginia Tech, including acting department head and interim director of the university’s Institute for Biomedical and Public Health Sciences.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1990, Pierson conducted research in the areas of poultry health i.e., pathophysiology, disease surveillance, and vaccine development, as well as general biosecurity and infection control and prevention.
Akers, professor and former head of the Department of Dairy Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Horace E. and Elizabeth F. Alphin Professor Emeritus of Dairy Science by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1987, Koelling was principal or co-principal investigator on both government and commercial grants and research projects on applications of industrial engineering totaling more than $10 million.