James Holub honored with emeritus status

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 26, 2010 – James Holub, 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.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1969, Holub authored more than 60 articles in the field of functional analysis, with influential contributions to frame theory. He was a respected teacher at all levels of the curriculum and was active in curriculum development, playing a leading role in the development of the summer program in Northern Virginia and the development of a course designed for chemical engineering students.

Holub assumed leadership roles in service to the university community, including two terms as department graduate program chair, many years as chair of the department teaching committee, and service as primary author of the department’s governance document.

He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas University and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.