May 22, 2012 - 07:17
Brian Trader, PhD




Virginia Tech

Job Title

Coordinator of Domestic and International Studies


Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.


Coordinates Longwood Gardens’ educational programs that focus on young adult to adult learners; Manages Longwood’s College and University Internship Program responsible for approximately 30 paid internships per year and recently developed international intern program; Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award as an assistant professor at Mississippi State University and Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award from Virginia Tech.


Favorite food: Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Cakes; On his nightstand: Non-fiction colonial history books, Virginia Tech magazine and plant catalogs.

Fun Fact

Brian’s greatest personal accomplishment “is to be loved and trusted enough to be selected the godfather of five intelligent, caring and beautiful kids.”