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Shana Pribesh

  • Shana Pribesh
  • Associate Professor
  • Educational Foundations & Leadership
  • 168-3 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6684
  • spribesh@odu.edu
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  • Dr. Shana Pribesh is an Associate Professor of Research Methods and Statistics in the Educational Foundations and Leadership department at Old Dominion University. She is interested in the structural aspects of educational inequality and has worked on studies of student/teacher racial matching as well as the consequences of residential and school moving on educational performance. Dr. Pribesh is currently investigating barriers to National Professional Board Certification for library media specialists, the effectiveness of smaller learning communities in comprehensive high schools, and the impact of supplemental educational services on student achievement. Dr. Pribesh has over two decades of educational research experience having worked with the American Institutes for Research, RAND, Center for Research in Educational Policy, and the University of Michigan.
  • Education

    The Ohio State University, 2005
    Major: Sociology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    The Ohio State University, 1997
    Major: Sociology
    Degree: M.A.
    University of Virginia, 1987
    Major: Commerce
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Education, Poverty, Methods
  • Expertise

    Education
    Sociology of Education, Research Methods
  • 2012: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Research, American Library Association
  • 2010: Shining Star Award, ODU Student Affairs
  • 2010: Shining Star Award, Old Dominion University Division of Student Affairs
  • 2008: ALISE/Linworth Press Youth Services Paper Award , ALISE/Linworth Press
  • 2008: Largest Grant Award, Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University
  • 2007: Summer Research Fellowship, Old Dominion University Research Foundation
  • 2007: New Investigator Grant Award, Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University
  • 2006: Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc. Research Fellowship, Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc
  • 2005: ECI Professional Development Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2004: Old Dominion University Professional Discretionary Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1999: Sociology Research Fellowship, Ohio State University
  • 1998: Sociology Graduate Research Support Award, Ohio State University
  • 1998: Sociology Graduate Research Training Award, Ohio State University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    The Impact of National Board Certification of Library Media Specialists on Student Academic Achievement
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Date: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickinson, G. K.; Pribesh, S. L.
    The Impac of National Board Certification of Library Media Specialists on Student Academic Achievement
    Sponsoring Organization: Association for Library and Information Science
    Date: January, 2011 - December, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Dickinson, G. K.; Pribesh, S. L.
    Troops to teachers: A mixed methods national follow-up study
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Department of Defense
    Date: September, 2011 - December, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Owings, W. A.
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Hampton Roads Virtual Learning Center (HRVLC)
    Date: June, 2010 - September, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Overbaugh, R. C.; Pribesh, S. L.; Sommerfeldt, J. C.; Perry, T.
    Newport News Gear-UP Evaluation
    Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Education and Newport News Public Schools
    Date: August, 2006 - July, 2011
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.; Blackburn, D.; Myran, S.
    Smaller Learning Communities Evaluation
    Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Education and Norfolk Public Schools
    Date: June, 2006 - September, 2010
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.; Bol, L.; Blackburn, D.
    Multi-State Evaluation of At Risk Intervention Educational Services (SES) Providers
    Sponsoring Organization: University of Memphis
    Date: August, 2007 - August, 2010
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.
    Exploratory Study of the Relationship between National Board Certification in Library Media and Information Science and Student Academic Achievement
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Date: July, 2007 - June, 2010
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.; Dickinson, G. K.
    The value-added effects of Troops to Teachers program completers on student achievement: A meta-analytic approach
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Department of Education
    Date: June, 2006 - December, 2008
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.
    Young Audiences of Virginia Evaluation
    Sponsoring Organization: Young Audiences of Virginia
    Date: August, 2007 - July, 2008
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.
    Guided Research for YAV
    Sponsoring Organization: Young Audiences of Virginia
    Date: August, 2006 - July, 2007
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.
    Evaluation of Distributed School Library Media
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Date: August, 2005 - July, 2007
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.
    ACCESS College Foundation Evaluation
    Sponsoring Organization: ACCESS College Foundation
    Date: August, 2005 - July, 2006
    Investigators:Pribesh, S. L.