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Dr. Emily E. Virtue

Emily Virtue

Assistant Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

Human Services

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3371
Office: 209D Killian Building


Dr. Emily Virtue is an Assistant Professor of Educational Research. Before joining the faculty in the College of Education and Allied Professions, Dr. Virtue served as a lecturer in the English department and as the Retention and Completion Advisor in the Division of Student Success at WCU. Dr. Virtue worked in Student Affairs in a number of capacities including student wellness, activities, leadership development, and community engagement. She earned her BA in Writing from the University of Mount Union (2006), a MA in English from University of North Carolina Wilmington (2008), and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Clemson University (2019) .


  • Ph D, Clemson University, Educational Leadership
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, English Literature
  • BA, Mount Union College

Teaching Interests

Research Methodologies (particularly qualitative research) and academic writing

Research Interests

learning communities, faculty preparation and higher education pedagogy, conditionally-enrolled students, qualitative methodology

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