William Greenberg honored with emeritus status

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 16, 2010 – William Greenberg, professor of mathematics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the "professor emeritus" 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.

Greenberg made over 100 presentations, including national and international conference lectures in 18 countries on six continents, and colloquia in an additional 18 countries. He also supervised 10 doctoral dissertations.

He served the university community as associate director of the Center for Transport Theory and Mathematical Physics and by participating on numerous departmental, college, and university committees.

Greenberg is the recipient of a Certificate of Teaching Excellence and was appointed a Diggs Scholar.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University.