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Bevlee Watford

Associate Dean of Equity and Engagement
Portrait of Bev Watford
212 Hancock Hall (0275)
490 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

Responsibilities

Dr. Watford is the Associate Dean for Equity and Engagement and the Executive Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED). The Equity and Engagement office is responsible for the recruitment and retention of diverse students, both undergraduate and graduate. This includes a wide array of programs developed and implemented for precollege students as well as programs supporting the academic, professional and personal development of current students.

Dr. Watford is also the Director of the Ware Lab .

Education

Bev earned all of her degrees from Virginia Tech's College of Engineering (BS Mining Engineering, MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research).

Background

Dean Watford has worked at Virginia Tech since 1992, becoming associate dean in 1997. She has two children, Devon (BIT ‘15) and Leah (SBIO ‘18). Her professional interests are focused on ensuring that all students who desire an engineering degree are successful. She is particularly interested in helping under-represented students achieve their educational and professional goals, whether these goals are in engineering or any other field.