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New Faculty & Faculty Administrators 2013:Office of Academic Affairs

Mr. John P. Costanzo

Assistant Director, Tri-Cities Higher Education Center, received an M.B.A. in 1997 from Averett University and a B.A. in History in 1987 from Old Dominion University. Previously he was Deputy Division Chief - Training and Executive Director in the U.S. Army.

Ms. Melinda Daniels

Lecturer in the English Language Center, received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a B.A. in English, in 2010 and 2009 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she was an Adjunct Instructor in the English Department and the English Language Center at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Stacy Hasselbacher

Instructional Technology Specialist, received an M.S. Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology in 2010 from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in Anthropology and Theatre in 2000 from Vanderbilt University. Previously she was Manager of Educational Outreach for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Ms. Diana M. Hernandez

Academic and Writing Counselor, Student Success Center, received an M.A. in English in 2011 from Middlebury College and a B.A. in English in 2007 from the University of South Florida. Previously she was an Academic and Writing Counselor in the Student Success Center at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Robert Hoffman

Site Director, Olympic College, received an M.B.A. in 1996 from Oklahoma City University and a B.A. in Germanic Languages/Education in 1987 from the University of Oklahoma. Previously he was a Foreign Area Officer at the US Embassy in Yemen, Jordan, and Oman.

Mr. Shiwei Jiang

Research Analyst for Distance Learning, received a B.A. in International Affairs/English from Beijing Normal University, China and is a Ph.D. candidate in International Studies at Old Dominion University. Previously he was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Brian P. Kurisky

Director of Advising and Academic Support, Honors College, received an M.S.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership in 1998 from Grand Valley State University, a B.S. in Political Science in 1994 from Old Dominion University and is expected to receive a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in fall 2013 from Old Dominion University. Previously he was the Acting Director of Advising and Academic Support for the Honors College at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Christy Low

Instructional Designer, received a Ph.D. in Education in 2006 from Capella University, a Master of Arts in Teaching in 1992 from Marycrest International University and a B.A. in Computer Information Systems/Business Administration in 1990 from Mount St. Clare College. Previously she was an Assistant Professor in Education at Montana State University.

Ms. Rachel Ann Lux

Instructional Services Librarian, received a Master of Library and Information Science in 2013 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Science in Journalism in 2006 from Boston University and a B.A. in English Literature and Speech Communication in 2004 from Augustana College. Previously she was a Graduate Assistant to the Instructional Services Librarian and Reference and Instructional Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ms. Katharine A. Moulton

Lecturer in the English Language Center, received an M.A. in Linguistics in 1980 from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Comparative Religion and Sociology in 1975 from Macalester College. Previously she was Coordinator for the International TA Program in the College of Sciences and TESOL Practicum Supervisor in the Department of English at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Brian K. Payne

Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Programs, received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminology, in 1993 and 1990 respectively, from the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was Chair of the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Georgia State University.

Ms. Sharon B. Pitney

International Student Advisor, received an M.A. in Education from The College of New Jersey in 2011 and a B.S. in Management from the University of Maryland in 1994. Previously she was the Interim International Student Advisor at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Gregory Raver-Lampman

Lecturer in the English Language Center, received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) in 2012 from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature in 1979 from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously he was an Adjunct Lecturer in the English Language Center at Old Dominion University and an Adjunct Lecturer at Tidewater Community College.

Mr. James G. Rhoades, Jr.

Social Sciences Reference Services Librarian, received a Master of Library & Information Science in 2005 from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Foreign Languages and Literatures in 2003 from the University of Delaware. Previously he was Associate University Librarian in the Robert Manning Strozier Library at Florida State University Libraries.

Ms. Lesley A. Rosenberg

Lecturer in the English Language Center, received an M.A. in English Linguistics in 1994 from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Sociology in 1987 from James Madison University. Previously she was an Adjunct Faculty member in the English Department and the English Language Center at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Shawn K. Smith

Senior Research Associate for Assessment, received an M.A. in Applied Sociology in 2004 from Old Dominion University, a B.A. in Advertising Research in 1999 from West Virginia University and is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University. Previously he was a Statistical Learning Lab Coordinator/Technologist at Norfolk State University.

Ms. Jennifer Spiegel

Lecturer in the English Language Center, received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a B.A. in English, in 2007 and 2005 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she was a Practicum Mentor and an Adjunct Instructor in the English Language Center at Old Dominion University.

Mr. John Varley

Instructional Programmer, received a B.A. in Economics from Loyola University Maryland. Previously he was a Web Developer for Ender Technology Corporation and a Senior Programmer/Analyst at Paramount Pictures.

Ms. Erica Woods-Warrior

Director, Peer Educator Program, received a Master of Urban Studies and a Master of Public Administration, in 2008 and 2002 respectively, from Old Dominion University, a B.A. in Sociology in 1997 from the College of William and Mary and has completed coursework toward an Ed.D. from Liberty University. Previously she was Program Director for the Hampton University Program for the Retention and Enrichment of Successful Students (PRESS).

Ms. Allison N. Wiggins

Outreach Coordinator, Office of International Programs, received an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education in 2011 from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in International Business and Economics in 2009 from Mount Union College. Previously she was a staff member and Assistant Director for Communications in International Programs at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Wenxia (Joy) Wu

Instructional Designer, received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2009 from Iowa State University, a Master of Science in Education - Instruction in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language in 1997 from Beijing Normal University, China. Previously she was an Instructional Design Faculty member at Franklin University.

Ms. Charlotte Young

Lecturer in the English Language Center, received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in 2007 from Old Dominion University and a B.Sc. in Business Studies and Sociology in 2000 from the University of Surrey, London. Previously she was an Adjunct ESL Instructor in the English Language Center at Old Dominion University.