James R. Bohland is a professor emeritus in Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs and former vice president and executive director for National Capital Region operations.
In serving the NCR, Bohland worked with the university’s president and provost to develop and implement new strategic directions for Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region. He and his team were also responsible for helping to coordinate services and program initiatives for the university's six sites in the region.
As a Senior Fellow for Biomedical, Bioengineering, and Health Projects from 2001 to 2005, he developed and implemented research and graduate degree programs in the biomedical, bioengineering, and health areas and managed collaborative agreements with selected medical schools.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1980, Bohland also served as interim provost and approved the initial concept for the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, helped establish the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and played a pivotal role in the development of the university strategic plan. He also guided establishment of the School of Public and International Affairs, serving as its founding director.
Bohland received his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.