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New Faculty & Faculty Administrators 2013:College of Science

Dr. Nazir Barekzi

Lecturer of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Microbiology in 2009 from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Microbiology in 2001 from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. in Biology in 1997 from James Madison University. Previously he was a Research Scientist and Grant Specialist in the Laser and Plasma Engineering Institute and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Daniel J. Barshis

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology in 2009 from the University of Hawaii and a B.S. in Ecology/Environmental Science in 2000 from The Evergreen State College. Previously he was Assistant Project Scientist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, University of California at Santa Cruz.

Dr. Robert G. Brown

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received a Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics in 2010 from Old Dominion University, an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences in 1986 from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.S. in Mathematics in 1983 from Randolph-Macon College. Previously he was an Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics at John Tyler Community College.

Dr. Phoebe Dreux Chappell

Assistant Professor of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, received a Ph.D. from the MIT/WHOI joint program in Chemical Oceanography in 2009 and a B.A. in Biology in 2000 from Amherst College. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Rhode Island.

Ms. Deborah P. Crofford

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Old Dominion University. Previously she was an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Robin Flanagan

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received an M.S.Ed. and a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Track), in 2006 and 2005 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she was an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Beverly A. George

Lecturer of Psychology, received a Master's Degree in Psychology and Counseling in 1975 from Assumption College and a Bachelor's Degree in English in 1972 from Worcester State College. Previously she was an Adjunct Psychology Instructor at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Rekha Gupta

Lecturer of Computer Science, received a Master of Architecture in 1983 from Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Architecture in 1980 from Bangalore University and is pursuing an M.S. in Computer Science at Old Dominion University. Previously she was an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Computer Science at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Emily M. Gussenhoven

Lecturer of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2008 from the University of California, an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2003 from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Chemistry in 1999 from Mount Holyoke College. Previously she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Charles B. Harris

Instructor of Mathematics and Statistics, received an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics, in 2012 and 2011 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Natalie A. Hinton

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics in 2005 from Western Carolina University and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics in 2003 from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington. Previously she was an Adjunct Mathematics Instructor at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Alvin A. Holder

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry and a B.Sc. in Special Chemistry, in 1994 and 1989 respectively, from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Ms. Shannon M. McCallister

Lecturer of Biological Sciences, received an M.S. in Biology in 2010 from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Biology in 2005 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Previously she was an Adjunct Lecturer in Biology at Old Dominion University and Thomas Nelson Community College.

Dr. Janet M. Moloney

Lecturer of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from the University College Dublin, Ireland, a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1998 from the University of Durham, U.K. and a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1995 from London Metropolitan University, U.K. Previously she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Hans-Peter Plag

Professor of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, received a Ph.D. in 1988 and Diploma in 1982 in geophysics from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Previously he was the Exxaro Chair of Global Change and Sustainability and Professor and Director of the Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute (GCSRI) at the University of Witwatersrand.

Dr. Janet E. Rinehart-Kim

Lecturer of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology and a B.S. in Microbiology, in 1993 and 1983 respectively, from The Ohio State University. Previously she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Rachel E. Schroeder

Lecturer of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Ecological Sciences in 2011 from Old Dominion University, an M.S. in Environmental Science in 2006 from Christopher Newport University and a B.S. in Environmental Science in 2001 from Texas A&M University. Previously she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Christina D. Steel

Lecturer of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 from Old Dominion University/Eastern Virginia Medical School and a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Foreign Language in 2001 from Radford University. Previously she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Tiffany S. Wiggins

Academic Advisor, received an Ed.S. in Higher Education in 2010 from Old Dominion University, an M.A. in Human Resources Development in 2008 from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Business Management in 2006 from Christopher Newport University. Previously she was an Undergraduate Business Curriculum and Programs Specialist at The George Washington University.