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Ed Gomez

  • Ed Gomez
  • Associate Professor
  • Human Movement Sciences
  • 2021 Student Recreation Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6309
  • egomez@odu.edu
  • Education

    Old Dominion University, 2007
    Major: Applied Linguistics
    Degree: Certified in Teaching English as a Second Language
    Michigan State University, 1999
    Major: Park, Recreation, and Tourism Resources- Urban Studies
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Rochester Institute of Technology, 1994
    Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Degree: M.S.
    Salem State College, 1993
    Major: Geography
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Ethnicity, Race and Recreation and Leisure, Dog Park Studies, Sense of Community in Urban Neighborhoods.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Certified Park & Recreation Profession (CPRP)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Recreation & Park Association
    Date Obtained: 2013-11-01
    Master Advisor Certificate (NACADA)
    Sponsoring Organization: Advising & Transfer Programs, ODU
    Date Obtained: 2012-01-01
    Safe Space Training for LGBTQ Community
    Sponsoring Organization: Student Affairs, ODU
    Date Obtained: 2012-01-01
  • 2013: Champion of Diversity, ODU, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • 2013: National Outstanding Advising Award, Faculty Academic Advising, NACADA
  • 2013: President's Award for Diversity, Old Dominion University
  • 2012: ODU Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2012: Outstanding Volunteer Award, Freedom Marathon, Inc.
  • 2012: Service Award, Darden College of Education, ODU
  • 2010: Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, Region IV, Delta Zeta Sorority Chapter
  • 2009: Teaching Innovation and Excellence Award, Darden College of Education, ODU
  • 2005: Student Services' Faculty of the Year Nominee
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Profile and Economic Impacts of Visitors to Norfolk, VA
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation
    Date: January 13, 2013 - December 31, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Shapiro, S.; Gomez, E.; Hill, E. L.; Ridinger, L. L.
    International Students in the US: Exploring the role of sociolinguistic acculturation, social networking, and leisure involvement on sociocultural identity and to univeristy life.
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Foundation
    Date: May, 2007 - July, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gomez, E.; Urzua, A.
    Profile and Economic Impacts of Visitors to Norfolk, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau's Research Foundation, Inc
    Date: 2005 - 2006
    Investigators:Gomez, E.; Thapa, B.; Pennington-Gray, L.; Confer, J.; Gibson, H.
    Ethnicity and Recreation: An Abridged Annotated Bibliography
    Sponsoring Organization: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Experiment Station
    Date: 2002 - 2003
    Investigators:Gomez, E.