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Narketta Sparkman

Narketta Sparkman


Academic Affairs Director of Faculty Diversity & Retention
Counseling & Human Services

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  • Expertise

    LGBTQ
    Assessment, Service Delivery, Barriers to Service
    Family Conflict
    Minority Families
    Parenting
    Co-Parenting, Virginia Law, Conflict
    Human Service Practitioner Identity
    Case Management, Supervision, Gatekeeping, Social Services, Foster Care
    Adolescents and Children
    Suicide
  • Research Interests

    Suicidology, DEI, Human Services Identity Development, Human Services Education, Advancement of Human Services Field and Human Services Practice with Marginalized Populations.
  • 2021: Mary Helen Thomas Racial Justice Award, YWCA South Hampton Roads
  • 2020: International Outreach Award, Darden College of Education
  • 2020: International Leadership Recognition, University of West Indies
  • 2019: Women in Business Achievement, Inside Business News/ Virginian Pilot
  • 2019: Educator of the Year, SpeakerCon
  • 2019: Recognition Award, University Women’s Caucus
  • 2019: Woman of Distinction in Research and the Sciences, YWCA of South Hampton Roads
  • 2019: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leader in Education, Urban League of Hampton Roads
  • 2018: Darden College of Education Community Service Award, Darden College of Education
  • 2017: Shining Star Award, Student Engagement (SEES)
  • 2016: Shining Star Award, Student Engagement (SEES)
  • 2016: Inside Business Top 40 Under 40, Virginia Pilot Inside Business
  • 2016: Miriam Clubok Award, National Organization for Human Services
  • 2016: President Broderick Diversity and Inclusion Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Provost Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Shining Star Award, Student Engagement (SEES)
  • 2015: Lenora McNeal Award, National Organization for Human Services
  • 2015: Most Inspiring Faculty, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Most Inspiring Faculty, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Shining Star Award, Student Engagement (SEES)
  • 2014: Howard Harris Professional Development Award, National Organization for Human Services
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Rehfuss, M. C.; Sparkman, N.; Carlisle, K.; Tarver, S.; Winfield, C.; Simmons, J.; Hartsfield, J.; Sawyer, J. "Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program" $1,616,000. Federal. August, 2021 - June, 2026
    Rehfuss, M. C.; Sparkman, N.; Carlisle, K.; Tarver, S.; Winfield, C.; Simmons, J.; Moe, J. "Opioid Workforce Expansion Program" $900,000. Federal. August, 2019 - June, 2022
    Sparkman, N. "Service Learning Grant" $2,500. Old Dominion University. January, 2015 - March, 2017
    Sparkman, N. "Research Grant" $500. Other. October 23, 2013 - October 23, 2014
    Craigen, L. M.; Sparkman, N.; Dustin, J. C. "Quality Enhancement Plan Improving Disciplinary Writing Action Project" $20,000. Old Dominion University. September, 2013 - May, 2014