ODU Academics

Carolyn Rhodes

Carolyn Rhodes (1925-2019) was a professor in the Department of English at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1965 to 1990. Early Life Born Carolyn Hodgson on May 16, 1925, in Birmingham, Alabama, only child of Lester Hodgson and Dolly G. Hodgson, Dr. Rhodes spent her childhood between Alabama and New York City. Carolyn went on to… read more »

Department of Communication and Theatre Arts

  The Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University (ODU) is one of the departments in the College of Arts and Letters. The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance. History At the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, theater productions were mostly… read more »

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… read more »

Donald A. Myers

Donald A. Myers (1932-2019) served as the Dean of the Darden School of Education, now the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies, and was chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, later the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University (ODU). Dr. Myers grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his undergraduate degree from… read more »

A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award

The A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award is given annually to faculty for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service at Old Dominion University (ODU).  The recipient receives $1,000, a campus parking pass for one year, and a framed certificate. Established in 1978, the award is in honor of Alan Rufus Tonelson, class of 1933, one of the… read more »

Anne Scott Daughtrey

Dr. Anne Scott Daughtrey (1920-2007), was an eminent scholar and professor of business administration at both the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and Old Dominion University (ODU). Dr. Daughtrey began her career at Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia from 1946 to 1959 and came to the Norfolk Division in 1959, where she… read more »

ODU Virginia Beach Center

The ODU Virginia Beach Center is one of the three Regional Higher Education Centers of Old Dominion University. The other two sites are located in Portsmouth and Hampton, Virginia. Together, all three sites provide students with accessible, high quality education at three convenient locations in Hampton Roads.   History In January 1988, Old Dominion received approval from the… read more »

Declan De Paor

Dr. Declan De Paor served as a professor of geophysics in the Department of Physics and the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion Univeristy (ODU) from 2008 until his retirement in January 2017. Dr. De Paor also served as the director of ODU’s Pretlow Planetarium. Personal Life and Service to the University A native of Dublin, Ireland,… read more »

Steve Yetiv

Dr. Steve Yetiv (1964-2018) was the Louis I. Jaffe Professor of International Relations at Old Dominion University (ODU).  Dr. Yetiv taught at ODU from 1993 until his death in 2018. He received his Bachelor and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Akron in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Political… read more »

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… read more »

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