While at Virginia Tech, Tieleman taught a variety of courses in fluid mechanics, boundary layer meteorology, wind engineering, and bluff body aerodynamics. His research on wind behavior and its effects on structural integrity was funded by NASA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Rothschild recently retired after 26 years at Virginia Tech. She gained renown as an influential and pioneering scholar for her work identifying decentralized alternatives to hierarchy and bureaucracy and focusing on the treatment of whistle blowers.
A member of the university community since 1993, Preston has made significant contributions in the discipline of teaching communication and is recognized as an authority in instructional development and innovation in oral and written communication.
A member of the university community at the Falls Church location in the National Capital Region since 1992, McCollum contributed to the field of marriage and family therapy through his teaching, scholarship, and clinical work on substance abuse, domestic violence, and mindfulness meditation.
A member of the university community since 2000, Piercy’s teaching and scholarship focused on marriage and family therapy education, substance abuse intervention, research methods in marriage and family therapy, and cross-national marriage and family therapy.
As a faculty member for nearly 40 years at Virginia Tech, Fuller made significant contributions to the fields of demography, developing-world urbanization, rural sociology, and the sociology of health.
Buffer was a national leader in technical education. He served as dean of the College of Education, which has since been reorganized as the School of Education within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, from 1990 to 1995.