Research Center


Virginia Tech’s family and consumer sciences program ranked first in the nation by USA Today

The ranking category spans several majors: consumer studies; family and consumer sciences; fashion merchandising and design; property management, and residential environments and design.

Dustin Read named William and Mary Alice Park Junior Faculty Fellow

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2014, Read’s research interests include urban governance structures and the economic, political, and social forces that influence the development of urban areas.

Erin Hopkins named Willis and Mary Blackwood Junior Faculty Fellow

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2015, Hopkins has more than 10 years of real estate experience across single-family, multi-family, retail, and office sectors. The fellowship was established in 2014 with a gift from Willis and Mary Blackwood, both Virginia Tech alumni.

Rosemary Carucci Goss reappointed as Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1976, Goss currently serves as the associate director of the real estate program at Virginia Tech.

FMDS Fashion Show through the designer's eyes

For senior fashion merchandising and design major Hannah Carlton, this year is her first designing but her last with the show.