Paul Emmons, professor of architecture, has been named associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.
Emmons, who is based at Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region in its Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC), will start his new role this spring. A registered architect, professor, and coordinator of the WAAC’s Ph.D. program in Architecture + Design Research, Emmons has been a university faculty member since 1999.
“I’m delighted to name Professor Emmons to this important position in our college and look forward to leveraging his expertise to continue building Virginia Tech’s strength in the National Capital Region,” said Richard Blythe, dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. “Professor Emmons was selected on the advice of associate deans and colleagues from a short list of impressive internal candidates. He brings extensive experience in leading Ph.D. programs at Virginia Tech. His expertise will be paramount to expanding our excellent Ph.D. programs through the introduction of practice-based approaches and enhancing our current master’s program offerings in architecture and landscape architecture.”