Teaching Overview

I currently serve as a Senior Fellow in the Virginia Tech Honors Residential College, a new living-learning community for interdisciplinary undergraduates on campus. As a fellow, I participate in various social and academic activities to promote a sense of community. Within BSE specifically, I have been faculty advisor for the department chapter of Alpha Epsilon, the national honor society for agricultural and biological engineers, since Fall 2010.

I have a particularly strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching that crosses traditional science-humanities boundaries; as a doctoral student I was part of a team that developed, taught, and assessed a philosophy course on "Cheating Death". Results from this assessment were published in College Teaching in early 2011.

Courses Taught at Virginia Tech

  • BSE 5124: Advanced Topics in Watershed Management
  • BSE 4394: Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries
  • BSE 3334: Nonpoint Source Pollution Assessment and Control
  • BSE 2004: Introduction to Biological Systems Engineering
  • ENGE 1024: Engineering Exploration

I am a regular guest lecture for several additional courses, including ENGR 3124: Green Engineering and PHS 5014: Environmental Health.

Teaching Awards

  • April 2015: Dr. Krometis was recognized as a 2015 Favorite Faculty member at Virginia Tech by students from the Residential Honors Community at Virginia Tech.
  • November 2014: The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research at Virginia Tech selected Dr. Krometis as "Teacher of the Week" for the week of November 16th.
  • April 2012: Dr. Krometis was recognized as a 2012 Favorite Faculty member at Virginia Tech by her ENGE 1024 undergraduates.
  • May 2012: Alpha Epsilon Honors Society selected Dr. Krometis for the 2012 Outstanding BSE Faculty Award.