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Bevlee Watford

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Associate Dean, Academic Affairs


Engineering Dean's Office (0275)
212 Hancock Hall, Virginia Tech
490 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061


Office: (540) 231-3244
Fax: (540) 231-1831


Dr. Watford is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The Academic Affairs office is responsible for all matters pertaining to undergraduate students. This includes activities related to recruitment, matriculation and graduation of students. Curriculum and accreditation issues are also within the scope of academic affairs.

Dr. Watford is the Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity and Director of the Ware Lab.


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).


Dean Watford has worked at Virginia Tech since 1992, becoming associate dean in 1997. She has two children, Devon and Leah, both students at Virginia Tech. 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.