Mary Ellen Verdu

Mary Ellen Verdu, Senior Instructor

Mary Ellen Verdu, Senior Instructor
Mary Ellen Verdu, Senior Instructor

Department of Human Development and Family Science
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9099 | mverdu@vt.edu

Mary Ellen Verdu is a senior instructor for the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech. 

  • Legal Rights of Children
  • The Virginia Comprehensive Services Act, its Intent and Outcomes
  • The Ethics of Whistleblowing and the False Claims Act
  • Strategic Planning in Non-Profit Organizations
  • Program Evaluation
  • M.S.W. Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S. University of Pittsburgh
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Human Development
  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Field Studies, Department of Human Development
  • Assistant Department Head, Department of Human Development, 2005-2008
  • Associate Director, Virginia Tech Institute for Community Health, 2004-2005
  • Past Chair, Virginia Tech Child Care Commission
  • Virginia Tech, Award for Excellence in Career Advising, 2008
  • Warren Lloyd Holtzman Seed Grant for faculty research excellence for “Whistle-blowing for Profit” with Thomas Carson & Richard E. Wokutch, 2008
  • Virginia Tech, CLAHS, Excellence in Undergraduate Student Advising, 2008

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Journal Articles

Richard Wokutch and Mary Ellen Verdu.  “Improving social service planning in a changing environment:  the need for an environmental information system.”  Journal of the Community Development Society, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1983

Thomas Carson, Mary Ellen Verdu and Richard E. Wokutch.  “Whistleblowing for profit:  an ethical analysis of the federal False Claims Act.”  Journal of Business Ethics (2008), 77:361-376.

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