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Peggy Hester

  • Peggy Hester
  • Professor
  • Communication Disorders & Special Education
  • 240 Lions Child Study Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4876
  • phester@odu.edu
  • Education

    George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1978
    Major: Special Education/Early Childhood Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1970
    Major: Special Education/Behavior Disorders
    Degree: M.A.
    Carson Newman College, 1966
    Major: Biology and Math
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Early childhood special education; early intervention/prevention; intervention strategies to enhance child social communication skills; parent training; home-school collaboration; professional development
  • Expertise

    Decision Modeling
    Applied Decision Analysis; Multi-Objective Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Decision Making Using Modeling and Simulation; Applied Operations Research
    Engineering
    Applied Decision Analysis; Multi-Objective Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Decision Making Using Modeling and Simulation; Applied Operations Research
    Modeling and Simulation
    Applied Decision Analysis; Multi-Objective Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Decision Making Using Modeling and Simulation; Applied Operations Research
    Organization
    Applied Decision Analysis; Multi-Objective Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Decision Making Using Modeling and Simulation; Applied Operations Research
  • 2011: Nomination for Mentoring Award
  • 2011: Shining Star Award, Division of Student Affairs
  • 2011: Largest Grant Award , College of Education Tonnelson Award
  • 2011: Shining Star Awarad, Division of Student Affairs at Old Dominion University
  • 1999: Presidential Associate Professor, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University
  • 1999: Sweetheart of RIP, The Regional Intervention Program (RIP)
  • 1998: Exhibition of Photographs for Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Series
  • 1997: Exhibition of Photographs "Celebrating Children", John F. Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Preparing Academic Leaders to Meet the Critical Challenges in Special Education
    Sponsoring Organization: of Special Education Programs (OSEP): Preparation of Leadership Personnel (CFDA#84.325D), $800,000.00
    Date: August 21, 2009 - 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hester, P. P.; Baker, C.
    Preparing Academic Leaders to Meet the Critical Challenges in Special Education
    Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
    Date: August, 2009 - August, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hester, P. P.; Baker, C.
    Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
    Date: August, 2009 - August, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hester, P. P.; Baker, C.
    Centrality of the Teacher Child Interaction in Child Learning and Achievement
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute of Educational Sciences (CFDA#84.305A), $1,494,509.00.
    Date: July, 2009 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hester, P. P.
    Centrality of Teacher Child Interaction in Child Learning and Achievement
    Sponsoring Organization: U. S. Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Watson, G. S.; Hester, P. P.; Belfore Ii, L. A.
    Early Identification & Prevention of Conduct Disorder in Head Start Children
    Sponsoring Organization: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families/National Institute of Mental Health, $333,785.
    Date: 1997 - 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hester, P. P.
    Preventing Problems in Children's Social Behavior.
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute of Mental Health (MH54 629-01A1),
    Date: 1996 - 1999
    Investigators:Hester, P. P.
    New Models for Promoting Home-School Linkages to Support Child Learning and Enhance Family Involvement & Collaboration with Schools. Sub-component of Building on Strengths: Accelerated, Integrated Curriculum and its Effects on Children, Teachers & Parents
    Sponsoring Organization: James S. McDonnell Foundation
    Date: 1995 - 1997
    Investigators:Hester, P. P.