Elizabeth Creamer, professor of educational research and evaluation in the School of Education in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the university community since 1982, Creamer was the principal investigator of 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.

A faculty member in both the Gender Studies and Educational Research and Evaluation programs, Creamer served as head of the Educational Research and Evaluation program as well as head of the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Creamer received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from Colorado State University, and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech.