Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Rosemary Blieszner, Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Rosemary Blieszner, Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Rosemary Blieszner, Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Rosemary Blieszner was named dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in September 2017, after serving a six-month interim deanship.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1981, Dr. Blieszner was named Alumni Distinguished Professor of Human Development in 2002. For more than 30 years, she helped lead the Center for Gerontology as its associate director. In addition, she served as associate dean of the Graduate School from 2009 to 2017 and, more recently, as chair of the Steering Committee of Beyond Boundaries, the university’s visioning initiative.

Departments and Schools Leaderships

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

Julia Beamish, Professor and Head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

Julia Beamish, Professor and Department Chair of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
Julia Beamish, 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 W. Thomas Rice Chair and Head of the Department of Communication

Bernice Hausman, Edward S. Diggs Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of English

Bernice Hausman, Edward S. Diggs Professor in the Humanities and Department chair of English
Bernice Hausman, Edward S. Diggs Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of English

Mark V. Barrow, Jr., Professor and Department Chair of History

Mark V. Barrow, Jr., Professor and Department Chair of History
Mark V. Barrow, Jr., 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, Professor and Department Chair of Human Development and Family Science
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 of French, 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

Karen Hult, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science

Karen Hult, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science
Karen Hult, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science

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

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

Capt. Michael Fisher, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Naval ROTC

CAPT Michael Fisher, Commanding Officer of Virginia Tech’s Naval ROTC
Capt. Michael Fisher, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Naval ROTC

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

Col Torrens , Commanding Officer Virginia Tech's Airfroce ROTC
Col. Cameron Torrens, 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

Paul Steger, Professor and Director of the School of Performing Arts

Paul Steger, Professor and Director of  School of Performing Arts
Paul Steger, Professor and Director of the School of Performing Arts