Affiliated Faculty

The Global Change Center (GCC) addresses the challenges to the environment and society resulting from global changes by providing a framework that encourages, facilitates, and rewards interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach across the intellectual landscape of Virginia Tech. For faculty members that are interested in becoming involved, please see our application procedure and brief description of the benefits.

Faculty Listing

PAUL ANGERMEIER
Research Scientist and Professor
Fish and Wildlife Conservation

FRANK AYLWARD
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

BRIAN BADGLEY
Associate Professor
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

JACOB BARNEY
Associate Professor
School of Plant & Environmental Sciences

JEB BARRETT 
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

MARK BARROW
Professor and Chair
History

LISA BELDEN
Professor
Biological Sciences

ELINOR BENAMI
Assistant Professor
Agricultural and Applied Economics

FRED BENFIELD
Professor
Biological Sciences

DEBORAH BROSNAN
Adjunct Professor
Biological Sciences

BRYAN BROWN
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

ANAMARIA BUKVIC
Research Assistant Professor
Geography

RYAN CALDER
Assistant Professor
Population Health Sciences

CAYELAN CAREY
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

LEANDRO CASTELLO
Associate Professor
Fish & Wildlife Conservation

WILLANDIA CHAVES
Assistant Professor
Fish & Wildlife Conservation

KELLY COBOURN
Associate Professor
Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

ALASDAIR COHEN
Assistant Professor
Population Health Sciences

JONATHAN CZUBA
Assistant Professor
Biological Systems Engineering

ASHLEY DAYER
Assistant Professor
Fish & Wildlife Conservation

ZACHARY EASTON
Professor
Biological Systems Engineering

GILL EASTWOOD
Assistant Professor
Entomology

SALLY ENTREKIN
Associate Professor
Entomology

LUIS ESCOBAR
Assistant Professor
Fish & Wildlife Conservation

MARCO FERREIRA
Assistant Professor
Statistics

FRANCESCO FERRETTI
Assistant Professor
Fish & Wildlife Conservation

HOSEIN FOROUTAN
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

EDWARD FOX
Professor
Computer Science

EMMANUEL FRIMPONG
Professor
Fish & Wildlife Conservation

BENJAMIN GILL
Associate Professor
Geosciences

JULIA GOHLKE
Assistant Professor
Population Health Sciences

AUSTIN GRAY
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

DAVID HAAK
Assistant Professor
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

DANA HAWLEY
Professor
Biological Sciences

CULLY HESSION
Professor
Biological Systems Engineering

WILLIAM HOPKINS
Director and Professor
Global Change Center
Fish & Wildlife Conservation

ERIN HOTCHKISS
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

BRUCE HULL
Professor
Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

GABRIEL ISAACMAN-VANWERTZ
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

JOHN JELESKO
Associate Professor
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

LEAH JOHNSON
Associate Professor
Statistics

HOLLY KINDSVATER
Assistant Professor
Fish & Wildlife Conservation

KAREN KOVAKA
Assistant Professor
Philosophy

LEIGH-ANNE KROMETIS
Associate Professor
Biological Systems Engineering

CHLOÉ LAHONDÈRE
Research Assistant Professor
Biochemistry

LINSEY MARR
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

KATE LANGWIG
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

THEO LIM
Assistant Professor
School of Public and International Affairs

JOHN LITTLE
Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

JOEL McGLOTHLIN
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

KEVIN McGUIRE
Professor
Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

MERYL MIMS
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

KLAUS MOELTNER
Professor
Agricultural & Applied Economics

IGNACIO MOORE
Professor
Biological Sciences

STERLING NESBITT
Associate Professor
Geosciences

WENDY PARKER
Professor
Philosophy

AMY PRUDEN
Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

J. LEIGHTON REID
Assistant Professor
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

RACHEL REID
Research Scientist
Geosciences

BRIAN ROMANS
Associate Professor
Geosciences

JENNIFER RUSSELL
Assistant Professor
Sustainable Biomaterials

SCOTT SALOM
Professor
Entomology

TODD SCHENK
Associate Professor
School of Public and International Affairs

STEPHEN SCHOENHOLTZ
Director and Professor
VA Water Resources Research Center
Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

DURELLE SCOTT
Associate Professor
Biological Systems Engineering

KENDRA SEWALL
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

MANOOCHEHR SHIRZAEI
Professor
Geosciences

JULIE SHORTRIDGE
Assistant Professor
Biological Systems Engineering

ERIC SMITH
Professor
Statistics

MICHAEL SORICE
Associate Professor
Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

RYAN STEWART
Associate Professor
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

MICHELLE STOCKER
Assistant Professor
Geosciences

BRIAN STRAHM
Professor
Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

R. QUINN THOMAS
Associate Professor
Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON
Assistant Professor
School of Neuroscience

JOSEF UYEDA
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

PETER VIKESLAND
Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

JEFFREY WALTERS
Professor
Biological Sciences

JAMES WEGER-LUCARELLI
Research Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences & Pathobiology

SUSANNA WERTH
Associate Research Professor
Geosciences

SUSAN WHITEHEAD
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

KANG XIA
Professor
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

SHUHAI XIAO
Professor
Geosciences

FLORIAN ZACH
Assistant Professor
Hospitality & Tourism Management

CARL ZIPPER
Professor
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

CHRISTOPHER ZOBEL
Professor
Business Information Technology