Faculty, Administrators Honored at Annual Dinner
Old Dominion honored a number of faculty members and administrators at the Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner the evening of Tuesday, May 6 (see photos below).
In addition to the presentation of the A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award to Lawrence Weinstein, the inaugural Alumni Association New Faculty Award to Sue Kimmel and the Faculty Research Achievement Award to Ian Balitsky, which were not announced until the dinner program, the university honored numerous other faculty members and administrators.
The following awards and recognitions were made during the program:
Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award nominees: Sheri Colberg-Ochs, human movement sciences; Gail Dodge, physics; John Ford, marketing and international business; Michelle Kelley, psychology; Richard Landers, psychology; Sylvain Marsillac, electrical and computer engineering; Michael Pearson, English; Thomas Socha, communication and theatre arts
Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award Winner: Carolyn Rutledge, nursing
Eminent Scholars: Richard Heller, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics; Charles Hyde, physics; Debra Major, psychology
University Professors: Yvette Pearson, philosophy and religious studies; Jaewan Yoon, civil and environmental engineering
University Distinguished Teachers: Betsy Kennedy, park, recreation and tourism studies; Terry Kubichan, accounting; Nathan Luetke, engineering technology
Teaching with Technology Awards: Declan De Paor, physics; Sue Kimmel, teaching and learning; Shelley Rodrigo, English
Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education: Ling Li, information technology and decision sciences
Provost's Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor: David Gauthier, biological sciences
Doctoral Mentoring Award Finalists: David Earnest, political science and geography; Mohammad Najand, physics; Dimitrie Popescu, electrical and computer engineering
Doctoral Mentoring Award Winner: Danica Hays, counseling and human services
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards: Jessica Beard, biological sciences (classroom); April Cobos, English (laboratory)
New Advisor of the Year Award: Catherine Moss, advising and transfer programs
Advising Administrator of the Year Award: Leigh Butler, teacher education services
Faculty Advisor of the Year Award: Janice Hawkins, nursing
Excellence in Advising in the Primary Role Award: Doug Brown, distance learning
J. Worth Pickering Administrator of the Year Award: Jim Duffy, academic affairs
Association of University Administrators Monarch Professional Award: Tisha Paredes, assessment.