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Virginia Wray Totaro

Associate Professor

Assessment Coordinator

Harris Hall 5187

Office hours: Tuesday 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Student Learning

Outcomes Assessment


Virginia Wray Totaro is a first-generation college student from Roanoke and came to Virginia Commonwealth University as an adjunct in Spring of 2005 teaching courses such as Human Sexuality, Diverse Families and Children and Sociology of Racism before accepting a full-time position with the Department of Focused Inquiry in 2007. In 2016, she became the Focused Inquiry Assessment Coordinator and in 2018, she took over assessment for University College. Totaro is heavily involved with VCU's ConnectED (Gen Ed) program and serves as co-chair of the General Education Assessment Committee. Her passion is helping students enhance their perspective of themselves as learners and understanding our systems of higher education so they can be as successful as possible at VCU and beyond.


  • M.S.- Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.A.- Sociology, Elon University


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