Jeff Walters is the Harold H. Bailey Professor in the department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech and has been heavily involved with the Global Change Center since its inception nearly five years ago.

On Wednesday evening, Dr. Walters was named the recipient of the 2019 Global Change Center Faculty Service award for his truly extraordinary dedication, leadership, and service to the GCC. Among other contributions, he was co-PI of the initial IGC IGEP proposal in 2012. He served on the initial steering committee for the center that ultimately led to our University charter and then served on the GCC advisory committee for two consecutive terms. He served as the director for the IGC IGEP in 2017 & 2018 and currently serves on the IGC curriculum committee. Dr. Walters has been a mentor to several IGC fellows, and served on numerous IGC graduate committees.

He has been a collaborator, confidant, advisor, teacher, and friend to many in the Global Change Center.  Congratulations, Jeff, and thank you for all that you do!