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Thursday, May 3, 2012

J. Worth Pickering Administrator of the Year Award

Worth Pickering received the J. Worth Pickering Administrator of the Year Award at the Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner on May 1.

He is director of university assessment in institutional research and assessment and adjunct associate professor at Old Dominion, where he has worked for 20 years. He has a B.A. in psychology from Guilford College and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. in counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Pickering’s duties in IRA involve designing assessment plans; collecting data using surveys, focus groups and other instruments; and consulting with faculty and staff regarding their assessment plans and data collection. In addition to his full-time duties at ODU, he has taught graduate courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods, college student and adult development, and career development in the counselor education program.

Pickering has authored or co-authored 19 publications and presented or co-presented more than 30 papers in the areas of student development, career development, assessment and human relations. He is an active member of the American College Personnel Association, in which he served on the Membership Services and Interests Core Council.


President Broderick presents the J. Worth Pickering Administrator of the Year Award to the award’s namesake, Worth Pickering.

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