I currently serve as Dean of the Honors College at Virginia Tech, having previously held positions as Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and as Director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. I provided leadership for the University’s long-range plan (A Plan for A New Horizon. Envisioning Virginia Tech, 2012-2018) and for the Strategic Plan for the Arts at Virginia Tech, 2010-2016. I have also led recent university task forces on Language Instruction and on Real Estate education and research, and helped to establish the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience.