Kevin Cheng

Kevin Cheng, Assistant Professor

Kevin Cheng, Assistant Professor
Kevin Cheng, Assistant Professor

Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8515 | gpcheng@vt.edu

Kevin Cheng is a assistant professor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management. 

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  • Ph.D. University of Missouri
  • MS, University of Missouri
  • BS, University of Missouri
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  • Consumer Movement Archives Applied Economics Student Paper Award April 2018
  • Winner of the Best Paper in Personal Finance and Consumer Economics published in the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal in 2017 February 2018
  • University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council Travel Award February 2018
  • Martin-Quilling Graduate Fellowship Fall 2014 – Spring 2015, Fall 2018
  • University of Missouri Office of Research and Graduate Studies Travel Grant September 2017
  • Arthur N. Caple Foundation Scholarship July 2017 
  • American Council on Consumer Interests Student Travel Grant April 2017
  • Outstanding Senior December 2012 
  • Outstanding Student Tax Preparer April 2012 
  • Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship Spring 2011 – Fall 2012

Journal Publications

▪ Yao, R., & Cheng, G. (2017). Millennials’ Retirement Saving Behavior: Account Ownership and Balance. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 46(2), 110-128. Other Refereed Publications

▪ Yao, R., & Cheng, G. (2019). Millennials' Retirement Account Asset Allocation. Consumer Interests Annual, 65.

▪ Cheng, G., Yao, R., & Ying, B. (2018). How is student loan debt associated with homeownership and home equity? Proceedings of the Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, 4-33 – 4-46.

▪ Cheng, G., & Yao, R. (2018). How is student loan debt associated with homeownership and home equity? Consumer Interests Annual, 64.

▪ Yao, R., & Cheng, G. (2017). Do Millennials currently save for retirement? Consumer Interests Annual, 63.

  • “Using Digital Technology to Teach Hidden History” (with three co-principal investigators), 4VA Grant Program, Virginia Tech, $22,000, 2014
  • “Charismatic Carnivore: The Cultural and Environmental History of the American Alligator,” South Atlantic Studies Initiative Award Proposal, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, $1,500, 2009
  • Humanities Summer Stipend, Virginia Tech, $4,000, 2008
  • Dean’s Small Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, $3,000, 2006
  • Faculty Summer Fellowship, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, “A Collaborative Approach to Historical Methods,” $6,593, 2005-06
  • Participant (with eight other faculty members), “The History Survey Online: Digital Resources for European and U.S. History,” National Endowment for the Humanities Exemplary Education Grant, $180,000, 2003-05
  • Faculty Summer Fellowship, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, “A Timely New Course: The History of Modern Biology,” $6,093, 2003
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Putting American History Online: The Next Phase,” Center for Innovation in Learning, Course Transformation Grant, $39,400, 2002-03
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Summer Stipend, $3,500, 2002
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, $24,000, 2002

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