Suzanne Doviak

Suzanne “Sue” Doviak served as an instructor at Old Dominion University (ODU) for almost 40 years. Doviak received her bachelor’s degree from the State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo and her master’s degree from ODU.

Service to Old Dominion and Profession

Doviak began her career at ODU in 1980 as an instructor in the Department of Economics until she left ODU in 1988. She returned to teaching in 1999 in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics until she became a Senior Lecturer upon her retirement in 2017. Doviak served on a number of education committees. She also was a coordinator for LADDERS, a program aimed at helping students on probation. Over the course of her career at ODU, Doviak received numerous grants aimed at increasing content knowledge in mathematics and science for in-service teachers. Those grants were from the Eisenhower Professional Development Program, No Child Left Behind and Tidewater Team to Improve Middle School Mathematics – a math and science partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education. A proponent of distance learning, Doviak created an online mathematics course she taught for many years. She was also active in the Women’s Caucus, Friends of the Norfolk Public Library, Friend of the ODU Library, Norfolk Academy, and the Chrysler Museum of Art.


  1. Old Dominion University Faculty and Staff Directories, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.
  2. Saunders, Noell. “Sue Doviak Remembered as a Role Model and Devoted Instructor.” News@ODU. Old Dominion University. 2019 February 13. Accessed on 2019 February 14 at