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Faculty Recognition

The university encourages, supports, and recognizes outstanding and diverse faculty through a variety of awards and recognition programs.

Academies of Faculty Service and Leadership

The Academies recognize exemplary contributions of faculty members (all types: instructional, research, administrative, and professional) in formal service roles or in the area of leadership.

Distinguished Professors

The Alumni Distinguished Professorship (ADP), the University Distinguished Professorship (UDP), and the William E. Lavery Professorship are three different ways exceptional faculty members are recognized by the university and the Board of Visitors for their scholarly achievements, contributions, and distinguished careers within each professorship's appointment guidelines.




Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Fellowships

Endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships are established by a donor who provides an endowment to support the salary and/or operating funds of the professor.

Virginia Tech Faculty Awards

Virginia Tech recognizes faculty excellence through a variety of awards.




National and International Faculty Awards

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost encourages and supports the nomination of faculty members for national and international awards, fellowships, and other recognition opportunities.