SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards

The State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) annually honors faculty at Virginia’s two- and four-year, public and private institutions of higher learning since 1987. The recipients of the award represent the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service. Since 1991, 32 faculty members from Old Dominion University (ODU) have received the award.

SCHEV Award Winners


1991: Karen Polonko, Sociology and Criminal Justice

1992: Gregory Selby, Mechanical Engineering

Karen Polonko’s Sociology Class, 1990s

1993: Michele Darby, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting

1994: Nancy Bazin, English

1995: Helen Rountree, Sociology and Criminal Justice

1996: William Stanley, Engineering Technology

1997: Dana Heller, English

1999: Daniel Dauer, Biological Sciences; Chris Drake, Political Science and Geography


2000: John Toomey, Music

2001: Sushil Chaturvedi, Mechanical Engineering; Dwight Allen, Educational Curriculum and Instruction

2002: Janet Peery, English

2003: Sheri Reynolds, English

2004: Charles Wilson, English

2005: Katharine Kersey, Early Childhood, Speech-Language Pathology, and Special Education; Cynthia Jones, Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

2006: Donald Zeigler, Political Science and Geography; Sharon Raver-Lampman, Early Childhood, Speech-Language Pathology, and Special Education

2007: John Adam, Mathematics and Statistics

2008: Bridget Anderson, English; Shaomin Li, Business Management

2009: Lawrence Hatab, Philosophy; Lawrence Weinstein, Physics


2011: Mark Butler, Biological Sciences

2012: Steve Yetiv, Political Science and Geography

2014: Carolyn Rutledge, Nursing

2015: Gail Dodge, Physics

2016: Charles Hyde, Physics

2017: Jennifer Michaeli, Engineering Technology; Anatoly Radyushkin, Physics

2018: Helen Crompton, Teaching and Learning


2020: Kent Carpenter, Biological Sciences


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