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The Integrated Security Destination Area focuses on understanding and fostering a world in which individuals, institutions, and nations are secured by technology and social systems that follow ethical principles and promote values of social justice. Faculty working together in this area are bringing a transdisciplinary approach to the complex range of human and systems security challenges.  Work in this area also embraces equity in the human condition by seeking the equitable distribution and availability of physical safety and well-being, psychological well-being, respect for human dignity, and access to crucial material and social resources throughout the world’s diverse communities. This Destination Area further addresses policymaking and policy analysis, collaborating at the intersection of scientific evidence, governance, and analyses to translate scholarship into practice.

Faculty Recruitment

Over the next five years, Virginia Tech is strategically investing in hiring innovative and collaborative faculty to advance its vision to grow beyond boundaries as a premier 21st-century global land-grant institution through our Destination Areas initiative. 

The Integrated Security Destination Area is actively recruiting a robust and diverse cluster of faculty.  In addition to the clustering hiring initiative, there are a number of additional faculty opportunities that are linked to the work of the Integrated Security area.

Stakeholder Committee

  • Reza Barkhi (Accounting and Information Systems, Pamplin College of Business)
  • Jonathan Black (Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, College of Engineering)
  • Rosemary Blieszner (Human Development, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences)
  • Toni Calasanti (Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences)
  • Charles Clancy (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hume Center)
  • Maj. Gen. Randy Fullhart (USAF, Corps of Cadets)
  • Jim Hawdon (Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences)
  • Janine Hiller (Business Law, Pamplin College of Business)
  • Patrick Huber (Physics, College of Science)
  • Tim Luke (Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences)
  • Randy Marchany (Security, Information Technology)
  • Col. Paul Mele (U.S. Army, Professor of Military Science, Virginia Tech Army ROTC)
  • Joel Peters (Government and International Affairs, College of Architecture and Urban Studies)
  • Lt. Col. Don Russell (USAF, Corps of Cadets)
  • Danfeng (Daphne) Yao (Computer Science, College of Engineering)
  • Co-Program Managers: Kira Gantt
 and Russ Walker

Hume Center ISDA Site