ODU Academics

Alexander Brooks “A.B.” Jackson

Alexander Brooks “A.B.” Jackson was the first African American professor at Old Dominion University (ODU). ODU and Personal Accomplishments Jackson taught art at Old Dominion College from 1967 until his death in 1981. Previously the chair of the Art Department at the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College, now Norfolk State University, Jackson specialized in… read more »

Norfolk Division and Segregation

During the 1950s and 1960s, the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary denied admission to African American undergraduate students to comply with the Virginia laws of segregation. History During World War II, there were several instances of African American Naval officers taking classes offered by the Norfolk Division at Naval Station Norfolk…. read more »

Gadfly

The Gadfly was a student literary magazine at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1962 to 1972. History Founded in 1962 by Eric Browne and other students, the Gadfly featured poetry, artwork, satire, photography, and essays in the quarterly magazine. With English professor Leland Peterson as its adviser, the Gadfly pushed the envelope on topics related… read more »

Old Dominion College

Old Dominion College was the was the official name of Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1962 to 1969. History When the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary became independent in July 1962, one of the first orders of business for the Board of Visitors was to come up with a new name… read more »

William T. Hodges

William T. Hodges, former Dean of Men at William & Mary, came to the Norfolk Division in 1933 to serve as Director after the four-month tenure of Edward Gwathmey. In 1941, William & Mary President John Stewart Bryan asked for the resignation of Hodges due to a scandal regarding fixing grades and credit hours for… read more »

Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center (BCIOC)

The Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center (BCIOC) makes STEM education services and workforce development accessible to businesses, students, and citizens. The center is a collaboration between Old Dominion University (ODU), the City of Newport News, Newport News Shipbuilding, the Newport News Economic Development Authority, and other community partners. The BCIOC is located within the… read more »

School of Continuing Education

The School of Continuing Education at Old Dominion University (ODU) offers a variety of credit and non-credit certificate programs aimed at helping adult learners secure employment, advance in their current careers, and achieve their educational goals. The school reports to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Continuing Education and provides courses at a… read more »

Strome College of Business

The Strome College of Business is one of the colleges at Old Dominion University (ODU). Most of the schools and offices for the college, including the dean’s office, are located in Constant Hall. The Strome College of Business is the oldest college on campus and consists of the School of Accountancy, Department of Economics, Department… read more »

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences is one of the colleges at Old Dominion University (ODU). Most of the classrooms and department offices, including the dean’s office, are located in the Health Sciences Building. The college is the newest college at ODU and is made up of the School of Community and Environmental Health, the School of Dental Hygiene, the… read more »

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