Overview


I'm the Assistant Director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) at Virginia Tech. I'm an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in the study of how computer-mediated interaction shapes and is shaped by virtual work dynamics. I work to understand how people interact in virtual space and how virtual space shapes interaction. I've published on a wide range of topics including conflict management, facilitation and leadership in virtual engineering teams, linguistic diversity in online social communities, and instructional technology training. I teach "soft-skills" courses on leadership, critical thinking, and professional communication for students entering the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry. I'm the faculty chair of the Innovative Teaching and Learning sub-committee of the MLSoC Industry Board and I coordinate the MLSoC Mentorship Program.  

I enjoy star gazing, woodworking, gaming (both traditional and video games), Pittsburgh sports, science fiction, and being outdoors. My favorite color is green. 

Contact: iorio [at] vt [dot] edu