Dr. Glenda R. Scales serves as both Associate Dean for Global Engagement and Chief Technology Officer. She also services as the Director of Integrated Learning Services for the College. This includes providing leadership for the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) at Virginia Tech. This state-wide distance learning program has a long history--over 30 years-- providing working scientists and engineers with access to exceptional graduate degree programs.
She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins and a B.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University.
Prior to coming to the College of Engineering in 2000, Dr. Scales was the Director of Instructional and Research Computing at North Carolina A&T where she led a university team to successfully launch their first virtual campus. She began her career working as a computer analyst for the Department of Defense.
Dr. Scales was appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board. This board works with 16 member states to improve public education, from prekindergarten through postsecondary education. She presents regularly to the American Society of Engineering Education and serves on Ph.D. graduate committees.