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David Metzger

  • David Metzger
  • Dean, Honors College
  • Honors College
  • 2000-E Student Success Center
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4865
  • dmetzger@odu.edu
  • Dr. David Metzger came to Old Dominion University in 1993 after teaching at Montana State University. He earned a B.A. in English and French and an M.A. in English from Emporia State University, an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College (Boston), and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition (classics minor) from the University of Missouri. The author and editor of four books and over forty articles, he currently serves as professor of English. In September of 2010, Dr. Metzger was appointed as Interim Dean of University College. Dr. Metzger has served as the Dean of the Honors College since August of 2008. Dr. Metzger remains active in the English department, and is currently directing three doctoral dissertations.
  • Education

    Hebrew College (Boston), 2006
    Major: Jewish Studies
    Degree: M.A.
    University Of Missouri - Columbia, 1991
    Major: English
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Emporia State University, 1986
    Major: English Literature
    Degree: M.A.
    Emporia State University, 1984
    Major: French and English
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    History of rhetoric (biblical, classical, modern) Jewish studies Composition, pedagogy Psychoanalytic theory
  • 2014: "Champion of Diversity", Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • 2012: "Living Learning Community of the Year", Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
  • 2007: Award of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership and Service, IJIU Advisory Board
  • 2006: Outstanding Service Award to Arts and Letters, College of Arts and Letters