Old Dominion University's brand drivers are the exclusive building blocks for key messages.
Brand Driver: A community with a rich mix of nationalities, cultures, and life experiences
Inside and outside the classroom, experience here spans borders, languages and time. Cultures converge. Viewpoints are respected.
Students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world
ODU has more than 300 social, professional, religious, academic, recreational and educational student organizations on campus
There are 163 nationalities, cultures and heritages of ODU faculty, staff and students represented on campus
ODU is cosmopolitan and one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia
Brand Driver: Nationally Recognized Faculty
ODU professors are masters in their fields, recognized by their peers and organizations across the country.
Steve Yetiv, International oil and Middle East expert
Sheri Reynolds, New York Times and Oprah Book Club best-selling author
Adolphus Hailstork, award-winning and internationally acclaimed composer
Shaomin Li, international expert on the global environment of business, political economy, strategy, e-business
Alan "Woody" Schwitzer, recipient of the American Counseling Association's Ralph M. Berdie Memorial Research Award
Robert Spina, fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Danica Hays, recipient of the prestigious American Counseling Assocation Research Award
Mounir Laroussi, international cold plasma expert and IEEE 2nd Millennium Graduate of the Last Decade medal recipient
Karl Schoenbach, renowned innovator in bioelectrics
Hani Elsayed-Ali, nationally respected authority in physical electronics and nanotechnology
Andrew Balas, member of the Healthcare Information Technology Advisory Panel of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Michele Darby, national authority and author of two renowned textbooks on dental hygiene
Patrick Hatcher, renowned geochemist and leader of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium
Nancy Xu, internationally respected authority in nanoscience and nanotechnology
Physics Department, where twelve faculty members are distinguished American Physical Society Fellows
Brand Driver: Research and collaboration with business, industry, and community partners
From idea to innovation to invention, ODU faculty and students are shaping the way we interact with our environment, give voice to our experience and live in the coming years.
Holodoc - Simulation researchers have created stethoscopes that simulate real vital signs and a virtual operating room to create lifelike surgeries to advance medical training
Eye Spy - In Vijayan Asari's Vision Laboratory, students are helping to perfect facial recognition programs that can pick a terrorist out of a crowd before they can act
Sci-Fi - Like the light sabers of fictional movies, Dr. Mounir Laroussi's harnessing of cold plasma may be used to treat biological warfare attacks, disinfect hospital equipment and protect military vehicles
To Space and Beyond - The Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Consortium run by Old Dominion University launches satellites into space
Therapies for Fatal Diseases - Studies by immunologist Chris Platsoucas characterize T cells responsible for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis with the objective of developing new therapies
Nano Flashlights - Particles enter a living cell and light up the interior to help pinpoint the origins of cancer in Nancy Xu's groundbreaking work
Green Means Go - ODU researchers are developing alternative energy sources, including producing fuel from algae
A+ for Effort - The Center for Teacher Quality and Educational Leadership helps teachers and school leaders mobilize community resources to meet at-risk students' academic and other educational needs
Generation Green - Child Study Center faculty are developing a curriculum with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation that introduces the environment to pre-kindergarten-aged children through hands-on experiences
Brand Driver: Innovative, engaging, and relevant learning opportunities
Learning the modern way - the ODU way - isn't one-dimensional. It sparks your imagination, taps all of your senses, and makes use of today's technologies.
ODU boasts 24 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award Winners from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
iFrench-iSpanish - or any one of ODU's language classes where podcasts allow you to tune into the lesson whenever you want
Sailing Ahead - The undergraduate program in maritime and supply chain management is only the second of its kind in the country and draws directly into a major economic force in the Hampton Roads region
VirtuReal - Nurse anesthesia students get hands-on experience intubating and administering to patients in the high-tech virtual operating room
Outstanding - Cynthia Jones mixes groundbreaking research with outstanding teaching and has the SCHEV Outstanding Faculty, CASE Professor of the Year and Virginia Outstanding Scientist awards to prove it
Math, naturally - Rainbows, clouds, spider webs... no matter where you look, everything you see can be explained mathematically, or so you'll learn in John Adam's Math in Nature class
Physics 101 - In Larry Weinstein's physics 101 class, tough means sitting on a seat of nails that impaled an apple moments before to learn the physics principle behind why you aren't hurt
Riding the Waves - With its 55-foot research vessel that cruises the Chesapeake Bay and Continental Shelf, the oceanopgraphy department immerses itself in learning in a way no textbook ever could
Old Dominion University’s Monarch Magazine is circulated three times a year to approximately 100,000 alumni, opinion leaders and friends of the university. Some articles will report on the exciting research, scholarship and classroom innovations that are ODU's contributions to the region and the world. We will make a special effort to write about those faculty members who are dedicated mentors and about those students who set high goals and achieve them. Alumni will notice more photos and other content about alumni chapter activities and the work of the Alumni Association. At least two longer articles in each issue will focus on newsworthy alums.