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David C. Earnest Appointed Associate Dean in College of Arts and Letters


Old Dominion University associate professor of political science David C. Earnest has been appointed associate dean for graduate studies and research in the College of Arts and Letters.

Earnest, who joined the ODU faculty in 2004 and was awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2009, will assume his new role on July 25.

"A superb scholar, teacher and university citizen, Dr. Earnest will be an asset to the leadership team of the college," said Charles Wilson, dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

Earnest holds a Ph.D. in political science and an M.A. in security policy studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in political science from Stanford University.

He is the sole author of two books: "Old Nations, New Voters: Nationalism, Transnationalism and Democracy in the Era of Global Migration" (2008); and "Massively Parallel Globalization: Explorations in Self-Organization and World Politics" (forthcoming).

The College of Arts and Letters' Doctoral Mentoring Award was given to Earnest this year. He has also received the Robert L. Stern Award for Outstanding Teaching (2013) from the College of Arts and Letters and the Instructional Technology Teaching Award (2006) from ODU.

For more information, see David C. Earnest's biography page on the ODU website.