Devi Gnyawali, professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently named the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Management by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Established in 1994, the R.B. Pamplin Professorship in management is one of several named professorships established with part of the $10-million gift presented to the college by the Robert B. Pamplin family. The professorship supports excellence in education in management.

Gnyawali received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He joined the Pamplin College of Business later that year, was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in 2003, and promoted to professor in 2010.

He is recognized nationally and internationally for his research. He has published 24 papers in the management field’s major journals. He received the Academy of Management Review’s Runner-up for the Best Paper Award in 2001; Group & Organization Management’s Best Paper Award in 2008; Conference on “Coopetition” Strategy’s Best Paper Award in 2008; and the Department of Management’s Faculty Research Award in 2004, 2007, and 2011.

Gnyawali is a frequent presenter at national and international academic meetings and invited seminars. He serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Management.

He is versatile in his ability to teach a wide range of courses in the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. programs. His teaching expertise extends to noncredit courses and workshops for executives. His teaching excellence has been recognized with the Pamplin Excellence in Teaching Award, the Warren Holtzman Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, and the Excellence in Doctoral Education Award.

Gnyawali provides exemplary service to the department, college, and university. He has served as a member and as chair of the college’s Pamplin International Programs Committee and the university Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity, and he has served as chair of the commission’s Committee on Faculty Recruitment and Retention. He is now serving a second three-year term as a member of the university Commission for Outreach and International Affairs

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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