Erin Hopkins, assistant professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, has been awarded the Willis and Mary Blackwood Junior Faculty Fellowship by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Willis and Mary Blackwood Junior Faculty Fellowship was established in 2014 to recognize an outstanding faculty member in the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate. Willis and Mary Blackwood, both Virginia Tech alumni, have been longtime supporters involved in the development of the relatively new, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program. By attracting and retaining talented faculty, the Blackwood endowment seeks to enhance the educational experience of students in the program. The faculty recipient holds the title of Willis and Mary Blackwood Junior Faculty Fellow for a period of three years.

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. Her research interests include green building, building lifecycle analysis, built environment policy analysis, property valuation, and innovation districts.

Her research can be found in publications such as the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and the Journal of Real Estate Literature.

Hopkins received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and a doctorate from Seton Hall University.