The Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education was established in 2001 to recognize Old Dominion faculty members who have provided outstanding leadership in strengthening the University's international mission. The Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education provides a way to recognize the excellence of Old Dominion's faculty and their contributions to fulfilling the University's goal of becoming the premier international university in Virginia.
NOMINATION DEADLINE:   DECEMBER 10, 2021
Must have at least three years of continuous service as a full or part-time faculty member in an Old Dominion University department or school.
Must have demonstrated a sustained commitment to Old Dominion's internationalization through achievements in one or more of the following areas:
- Playing a creative role in developing a significant aspect of the University's international curriculum.
- Playing a lead role in developing an active Old Dominion linkage with an international partner.
- Serving on international advisory bodies or collaborating with international colleagues in significant research and publication.
- Directing a significant externally-funded project to internationalize the Old Dominion experience.
Nomination Process & Schedule
Nominations should be submitted directly to the respective department/school chair no later than December 10, 2021. Department/school chairs should work with the nominee to prepare a complete nomination packet to submit to the college dean. Please allow the college dean sufficient time to review the packet in advance of the deadline for deans to submit nomination materials to the office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives.
Deans must forward nomination packets to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives by Friday, January 14, 2022.
The University Outstanding Faculty Awards Committee will review the college nominations with the assistance of the Senior International Officer and recommend an award winner to the Provost by February 25, 2022.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The nomination must include supporting evidence of the leadership provided by the faculty member in international education. Nomination packets must be submitted electronically as a single PDF and include the following materials, in this order:
- A current CV.
- Description of the educational activity or activities that qualify the nominee for the award.
- A statement that describes the positive impact of the nominee's activities.
- Three letters of support from colleagues at Old Dominion University and/or partners abroad.
Award & Presentation
The winner will be acknowledged at the spring faculty awards dinner with a certificate and will also receive a one-time award of $1,000 in recognition of this achievement.
Past Award Winners
2020: Peter Schulman, World Languages and Cultures
2021: Deborah Gray, Nursing
2022: Jose Padilla, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center
2010: Wayne Talley, Economics
2011: Regina Karp, Political Science and Geography
2012: Charles Hyde, Physics
2013: Theodore Remley, Counseling
2014: Ling Li, Information Technology and Decision Sciences
2015: Annette Finley-Croswhite, History
2016: Christopher Glass, Education and Leadership
2017: Colm Whelan, Physics
2018: Jennifer Fish, Women's Studies
2019: Helen Crompton, Teaching and Learning
2001: Jie Chen, Political Science and Geography, Bruce Seifert, Business Administration
2002: John B. Ford, Marketing
2003: Chris Drake, Political Science and Geography
2004: Berhanu Mengistu, Urban Studies and Public Administration, Lytton J. Musselman, Biological Sciences
2005: Gail Grisetti, Physical Therapy
2006: Alok K. Verma, Engineering Technology
2007: David Hager, Higher Education and International Studies, Maria L. Fornella-Oehninger, Model United Nations
2008: Kent Carpenter, Biological Sciences
2009: Qiu Jin, History