Kris Tilley-Lubbs, associate professor of education in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emerita 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 faculty since 2003, Tilley-Lubbs was the principal or co-principal investigator on several external grants totaling over $970,000 to aid Latino communities in developing English as a second language and literacy skills. She has authored or coauthored three books; 28 peer-reviewed journal articles; 18 book chapters; and numerous reviews, newsletter and newspaper articles, and translations, with more in press.

She was a visiting scholar at both the Universidade da Coruña, Spain, and Instituto de Pedagogía Crítica in Chihuahua, Mexico. In addition, she served as an external member on doctoral committees at institutions in Mexico, Canada, Australia, and the United States; in editorial and reviewer positions for well-respected publishers and journals; as external tenure reviewer for institutions across the United States; and for numerous community and regional service committees and organizations.

In various points in her career, Tilley-Lubbs held leadership positions in the American Educational Research Association, the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, the Governor’s Virginia Latino Advisory Board, and the Foreign Language Association of Virginia.

Her professional honors and awards included the Teacher of the Year for Roanoke County Schools, the Teaching Excellence Award from Virginia Tech, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Land Grant Scholar Award, and separate awards in diversity, outreach, and advising from the School of Education.

In the classroom, Tilley-Lubbs taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. She directed or co-directed the completed dissertations of 16 Ph.D. students, and served on nine other Ph.D. committees.

Tilley-Lubbs received her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.