Quest is published twice a year by the Office of University Advancement. The magazine was created in 1997 to highlight research, innovations and breakthroughs at Old Dominion University. It features stories on research projects being conducted by the faculty at the University.

Quest provides readers with information from a variety of disciplines and is designed to intrigue, excite and engage the mind. As one of Virginia’s six public doctoral universities, Old Dominion is able to build on the unique attributes of its geographic location and the dynamic interests of its faculty to produce research that is informative and thought–provoking.

Complete text from each magazine is available online as well as in portable document format (PDF) version readable with Adobe Acrobat.

All content of this site is copyright Old Dominion University unless otherwise noted. For permission to reprint from Quest, contact the editor, Jim Raper, University Advancement, 100 Koch Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529; (757) 683-5585; fax (757) 683-5501; or e-mail

Alumni and friends of the University (in the U.S.) can request a free subscription to the print version of the magazine by contacting the editor.

Current staff of Old Dominion University’s Quest are:

John R. Broderick

Carol Simpson
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Alonzo Brandon
Vice President for University Advancement

Mohammad A. Karim
Vice President for Research

Victoria E. Burke
Director of University Publications

Jim Raper

Sharon Lomax
Designer, University Publications

Janet L. Molinaro
Copy Editor, University Publications

Opinions expressed in the magazine or on this website do not reflect the official views of the University. Use of trade names implies no endorsement by Old Dominion University. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

The online edition of Quest is designed and maintained by the Office of University Publications.