National awards

Mahmood Khan

Mahmood Khan, professor of hospitality and tourism management, was selected as a lifetime Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award recognizes academy members who have distinguished themselves through their service to the dietetics profession and their contributions to the nation’s health through food and nutrition. Khan also recently received a joint appointment as a professor of health sciences at Virginia Tech.


Robin Russell

Robin Russell, professor of business information technology, completed three years in January as president of the APICS Foundation, the 501c3 arm of APICS, an international organization for supply chain professionals with more than 40,000 members. The foundation took on a new role under her leadership, moving from a “pass-through” organization for tax deductible contributions to a driver of educational and research initiatives. In her role, Russell has given talks and presentations about supply chain risk and resilience and supply chain analytics in the U.S. and India and will be speaking in China in April.



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