April Few-Demo, professor of human development and family science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of 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 community since 2000, Few-Demo made significant contributions to the scholarship of feminist family studies that have advanced critical areas of gender, feminist, and intersectional literature on families. She has edited two books and more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, critical essays, commentaries, and reviews.

In the classroom, Few-Demo taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on gender and family diversity and family policy. She advised numerous graduate students with their dissertations and helped them develop successful careers in both academic and clinical settings.

She has received several university advising and mentoring awards. Few-Demo’s professional honors and awards include the Jessie Bernard Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award and the Alexis J. Walker Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Feminist Family Studies from the National Council on Family Relations. 

During her time at Virginia Tech, Few-Demo co-chaired the College of Human Sciences and Education Diversity Committee and served as head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science.

Few-Demo received her bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree from Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Currently, she is a professor and head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia.

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