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Wolfe returns to teaching

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 16 - January 19, 1995

James F. Wolfe is returning to full-time teaching and research after five years as vice provost for academic affairs.

Wolfe returns February 1 to his position of professor of chemistry and director of the Harvey W. Peters Research Center for the Study of Parkinson's Disease and Disorders of the Central Nervous System.

"Jim Wolfe has done an outstanding job serving the university these past five years. He is a man of great character and impeccable scholarship. We wish him the best of luck as he returns to the faculty to teach and study," said Greg Brown, interim provost.

During the past five years, Wolfe has continued to teach and to conduct his research into the synthesis of new drugs that would be active against disorders of the central nervous system.

"I have always stopped to think how, at a particular time, I could be most helpful to the university," Wolfe said. "I think at this time a return to teaching and research, to my colleagues in the department, and to the students we teach is the way I can best serve the university. I am sorry to leave my friends in the Provost's Office, but I look forward to being reunited with my friends in the chemistry department."

Wolfe has been at Virginia Tech since 1964 as assistant professor, associate professor, and professor and served as head of the chemistry department from 1981 until 1990. He has won several teaching awards and has had research grants from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, NASA, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and the National Science Foundation, among others.