Bryan J. Katz, Assistant Professor of Practice and a three time alumnus of our department has been awarded the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award. He is the Vice President of Engineering at toXcel, LLC, a company committed to promoting and improving the safety, health, and well-being of people everywhere by providing expertise in challenging scientific issues.
Dr. Katz is known for his enjoyable class lectures and outgoing personality. His areas of interest include traffic engineering, transportation safety and operations, and traffic control devices. His passion for teaching is contagious to his students for a variety of courses
Bryan Katz receives Alumni Teaching Excellence Award including Introduction to CEE, Introduction to Transportation Engineering, and Geometric Design of Highways. His guidance extends beyond graduation, as he is known to keep in touch with students throughout their careers.
“He has gone above and beyond to teach and help me through graduate studies and my transition to work. He is passionate to teach and truly loves what he does,” said alumna Amanda Fedrochak (B.S. ‘14).
Alumna Erin Littleton (B.S. ‘12, M.S. ‘13) agreed.“Dr. Katz cares more about his students than anyone I know, and he makes learning fun. He goes out of his way to help students with their academics and future careers.”
In the past year, he has been awarded the Eugene D. Arnold, Jr. Outstanding Individual Activity Award by the Virginia Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and the Favorite Faculty Award from the Virginia Tech Office of Residence Life. He was also recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumni in our department in 2009.