Daisy Stewart Cartwright, associate professor in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been conferred the “associate professor emerita” 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 Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1980, Cartwright is nationally recognized in the field of career and technical education. She taught and advised undergraduate and graduate students and directed or served on more than 250 master’s degree, a dozen educational specialists, and nearly 100 doctoral student committees.

During her tenure, Cartwright served as division director for the Department of Career and Technical Education and program leader for the area of family and consumer sciences. Her contributions to the School of Education include serving as associate director of the Office of Academic Programs and a vital role in the school achieving re-accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Her Career and Technical Education graduate program was perennially ranked by U.S. News and World Report during Cartwright’s tenure, a top-five selection for eight consecutive years and regularly appearing in the top 10 over the course of 16 years.

Nationally, her contributions to the field include serving in leadership roles in the Association for Career and Technical Education, including holding the office of national president. She was a member of the leadership team that developed national standards for family and consumer science teachers in the nation's schools.

Cartwright advanced her field through publication of more than 40 books and book chapters, hundreds of presentations, and $1.14 million in grants and contracts.

She received numerous professional honors, including the Association for Career and Technical Education Arch of Fame Award, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Educator of the Year Award, the National Association of Teacher Educators for Family and Consumer Sciences Distinguished Leader Award, and the National Omicron Tau Theta Honorary Professional Society for Career and Technical Education Outstanding Professional Service Award.

Cartwright earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri.

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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