Kristin Gehsmann was appointed professor and director of the School of Education.

She most recently served as professor and phair of the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education at East Carolina University.

Gehsmann earned advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education and Educational Leadership and Policies Studies; as a leader in the field of education, she has focused on equity along with innovation.

Gehsmann began her tenure at Virginia Tech on August 1.