Bonham, Littlefield conferred “professor emeritus” title

T.W. (Hap) Bonham
T.W. (Hap) Bonham

T.W. (Hap) Bonham and James Littlefield were conferred the “professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by the president.

Bonham joined the university in 1969. As a faculty member of the management department, he taught courses and did research in organizational behavior. An award-winning teacher, he returned to full-time teaching in 2006 after serving the college for 28 years as an administrator, including 23 years as associate dean for administration and research (see “Bonham Fund“ in this issue).

James Littlefield
James Littlefield

Littlefield, who joined the university in 1984, contributed significantly to research and teaching in international marketing and economic development. A recipient of the 2007 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education, Littlefield led more than 30 study-abroad programs and advised universities in Egypt, Albania, and Turkey on program development. He served on 26 master’s and doctoral committees. He served as marketing department head for seven years.



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