The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors recently conferred the emeritus title on the following faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences:

Penny Burge, Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation, contributed to scholarship in programmatic and instructional assessment and evaluation through work with the U.S. Armed Services and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, along with numerous educational institutions at the international, national, and state levels. She served as the editor of the Journal of Career and Technical Education and authored or coauthored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. During her tenure at Virginia Tech, which began in 1980, she served as chair of numerous doctoral and master’s degree committees. Burge earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

Elizabeth Creamer, Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation, was the principal investigator for more than $3 million in National Science Foundation grants focused on the recruitment of women to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She has authored or coauthored more than 80 books, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. Creamer joined the Virginia Tech community in 1982; during her tenure, she was a faculty member in both the Gender Studies and Educational Research and Evaluation programs, serving as head of the latter. Creamer earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, her master’s degree from Colorado State University, and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech.

Steven Janosik, Professor of Higher Education, joined the Virginia Tech community in 1979 and contributed to the field of higher education administration through scholarship in higher education law, specifically campus crime; the Clery Act; college administration, policy, liability, and risk management; and professional standards and ethics. During his tenure at Virginia Tech, he held a number of leadership positions in the School of Education, including Associate Director. In addition, he served as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Programs and Associate Director for Residence Life as well as editor of the Journal of College and University Housing. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Ed.D. from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from the University of Georgia.