Peter Graham, professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus 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 in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1978, Graham has made significant contributions to the fields of British literature, literature and science, and literature and medicine. In collaboration with Rrodanthi-Rosa Florou, former president of the Messolonghi Byron Society, Graham played a significant role in the establishment of the Messolonghi Byron Research Center Library in Greece and its Byron Conference for international students.

Graham is the author or coauthor of six books, 30 articles, 23 book chapters, and 34 reviews. He edited or coedited four additional books. He served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Byron Society of North America.

In the classroom, Graham taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses ranging across the literature curriculum. In 2016, he received Virginia Tech’s William E. Wine Award and was elected into the university’s Academy of Teaching Excellence.

Graham received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Duke University.