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Laura Belmonte, Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Laura Belmonte
Laura Belmonte, Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Laura Belmonte, a history professor at Virginia Tech, began her tenure as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in August 2019.

A specialist in the history of U.S. foreign relations, Belmonte is author of Selling the American Way: U.S. Propaganda and the Cold War and numerous articles on cultural diplomacy. Her most recent book, A History of the International LGBT Movement, will be published by Bloomsbury in January 2021.

Departments and Schools 

François Debrix, Professor and Director of the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought

François Debrix, Professor and Director of Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
François Debrix, Professor and Director of the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought

Dustin Read, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

Dustin Read, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
Dustin Read, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

Robert E. Denton, Professor and W. Thomas Rice Chair and Head of the Department of Communication

Robert E. Denton, Professor and W. Thomas Rice Chair and Department Head of Communication
Robert E. Denton, Professor and Head of the Department of Communication

Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Professor and Chair of the Department of English

Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Professor and Chair of the Department of English
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Professor and Chair of the Department of English

Brett L. Shadle, Professor and Chair of the Department of History

Brett L. Shadle, Professor and Chair of the Department of History
Brett L. Shadle, Professor and Chair of the Department of History

April Few-Demo, Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science

April Few-Demo
April Few-Demo, Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science

Janell Watson, Professor of French, Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Janell Watson, Professor of French, Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Janell Watson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Douglas Lind, Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy

Douglas Lind, Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy
Douglas Lind, Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy

Timothy W. Luke, University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science

Timothy W. Luke, University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science
Timothy W. Luke, University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science

Matthew R. Gabriele, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and Culture

Matthew Gabriele
Matthew R. Gabriele, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and Culture

Daniel Breslau, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, and Society

Daniel Breslau, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Science, Technology, and Society
Daniel Breslau, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, and Society

James Hawdon, Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology

James Hawdon
James Hawdon, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology

Capt. Douglas Bradley, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Naval ROTC

Capt. Douglas Bradley, Commanding Officer of Virginia Tech’s Naval ROTC
Capt. Douglas Bradley, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Naval ROTC

Col. Dorminey, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Air Force ROTC

Col Dorminey, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Air Force ROTC
Col. Dorminey, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Air Force ROTC

Col. Paul Mele, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Army ROTC

COL Mele, Commanding Officer of Virginia Tech's Army ROTC
Col. Paul Mele, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Army ROTC

Peter Doolittle, Professor and Director of the School of Education

Peter Doolittle, Professor and Director of School of Education
Peter Doolittle, Professor and Director of the School of Education

Jacqueline Bixler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and Director, School of Performing Arts

Jacqueline Bixler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and Director, School of Performing Arts
Jacqueline Bixler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and Director, School of Performing Arts

Associate Deans

Debra Stoudt, Associate Dean for Academic Policies and Procedures and Professor of German

Debra Stoudt, Associate Dean for Academic Policies and Procedures
Debra Stoudt, Associate Dean for Academic Policies and Procedures and Professor of German

Brian Shabanowitz, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief of Staff

Brian Shabanowitz, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief of Staff
Brian Shabanowitz, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief of Staff

E. Thomas Ewing, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Professor of History

E. Thomas Ewing, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Professor of History
E. Thomas Ewing, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Professor of History

Farida Jalalzai, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Engagement

Farida Jalalzai, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Engagement
Farida Jalalzai, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Engagement and Professor of Political Science

Daniel Thorp, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Professor of History

Daniel Thorp, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Professor of History
Daniel Thorp, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Professor of History

Assistant Deans

Daniel Cleveland

Daniel Cleveland
Daniel Cleveland, Assistant Dean for Advancement

Shaila Mehra, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Shaila Mehra, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Shaila Mehra, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Sociology

Monica Kimbrell

Monica Kimbrell
Monica Kimbrell, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Recruitment and Experiential Learning