Jean Lacoste named Darrell D. and Betty R. Martin Junior Faculty Fellow
Jean Lacoste, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Darrell D. and Betty R. Martin Junior Faculty Fellow in Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The Darrell D. and Betty R. Martin Junior Faculty Fellowship was created through a gift from Darrell D. Martin, a 1972 graduate of Virginia Tech, to allow the Department of Accounting and Information Systems the flexibility to recruit, hire, and retain the best faculty. The fellowship, which is to reward teaching and scholarly excellence by those holding the rank of assistant or associate professor, is for a three-year period.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1997, Lacoste has been a leader in the practice and development of online education. Her work has explored effective teaching practice in both synchronous and asynchronous online learning environments with a specific emphasis on student engagement in large online sections. She has developed effective multimodal education for as many as 1,600 students a year, giving students the opportunity to choose how they interact with learning materials while enhancing learning, engagement, and satisfaction.
Her contributions to innovations in delivery and course development have been noteworthy, receiving strong evaluations from her students and colleagues.
Lacoste received her bachelor’s degree from Salisbury State University and her master’s degree from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.