Weiguo "Patrick" Fan, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed as the L. Mahlon Harrell Junior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The L. Mahlon Harrell Junior Faculty Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems was established by alumni and friends of L. Mahlon Harrell, who was a member of the faculty in Virginia Tech's Department of Accounting from 1931 until his retirement in 1971.

L. Mahlon Harrell Junior Faculty Fellows retain the fellowship for a three-year period.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2002, Fan has published 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, six book chapters, and 101 refereed conference proceedings, has made nine conference presentations, and has given another 24 invited presentations. His publications have been cited more than 2,600 times, according to Google Scholar.

In addition, Fan has been co-principal investigator on eight funded research grants, five of which have been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Fan is very active with graduate education having served on 21 Ph.D. committees (chairing six), six in accounting and information systems and 15 in computer science.

He received his bachelor's degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University (China), a master's degree from the National University of Singapore, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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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