Barbara Lockee, a professor in the School of Education, was named Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. In this newly created role, Lockee will develop and supervise initiatives that contribute to faculty success; these include improving professional development opportunities for post-tenure faculty and helping faculty seek external recognition for their work. She previously served as the first faculty fellow in the Office of Faculty Affairs from 2018 to 2022.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1996, Lockee is a Professor of Instructional Design and Technology. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Appalachian State University and her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.