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Profacts Received Through April

Profacts Received Through April

ProFacts welcomes post-announcements from faculty and staff regarding professional achievements. Items may be submitted for: Appointments/Elections, Awards, Books, Certifications, Commissions, Compositions/Arrangements, Degrees, Exhibitions, Papers/Presentations, Patents, Performances and Publications. Send your submissions to: sdaniel@odu.edu.

The following announcements were received through April 30. 2010.


JOHN BRODERICK, president, elected chairman of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education board of directors, effective July 1.

SANDRA WATERS, assistant dean of University College, appointed to chair of the Emerging Leaders Program Advisory Board of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She will assume this role in October and serve in the position until October 2012.


LUCIEN LOMBARDO, professor of sociology and criminal justice, a Governor's Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect award for his outstanding advocacy for children.

ALLA ZAREVA, assistant professor of English, a 2010 Summer Research Fellowship from ODU.


FRANK SPELLMAN, adjunct instructor of community and environmental health, "Geography for Nongeographers" (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2010).

BURTON ST. JOHN III, assistant professor of communication, and Jack Rosenberry of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., editors, "Public Journalism 2.0: The Promise and Reality of a Citizen-Engaged Press" (Routledge, 2009). St. John also contributed essays for the book.


LEA LEE, associate professor of teaching and learning, and ZHONGTANG REN, research scientist in the Center for Educational Partnerships, were quoted in an April 30 Virginian-Pilot story, "'Joy Luck Club' kicks off project designed to rekindle love of books."

The Big Read

DAVID BASCO, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and BRUCE STEWART, associate athletic director, quoted in an April 28 Virginian-Pilot story, "ODU students have designs on Foreman Field."

Foreman Field

STEVE YETIV, professor of political science, wrote an op-ed for the April 22 Christian Science Monitor, "Earth Day: Five driving tips that could save you gas money and help the environment."

Yetiv's Five Driving Tips

VINOD AGARWAL, professor of economics, quoted in an April 22 Virginian-Pilot story, "Get a taste of India's cultural energy."

Taste of India

He was also quoted in an April 29 Virginian-Pilot story, "Hampton Roads March jobless rate drops to 7.8%."

Jobless Rate Drops

BOBBY WILDER, football coach, quoted in an April 16 Inside Business story, "Employers should be proactive, not defensive, in comp cases."

Proactive not Defensive

JAMES KOCH, president emeritus and Board of Visitors Professor of Economics, quoted in an April 15 Virginian-Pilot story, "Local foreclosures hit a record high in March."


SHANNON HENSLEY and NATE BARNES, students, quoted in an April 13 WAVY.com story, "ODU hosts Special Olympics event."

Special Olympics

GAIL GRISETTI, associate professor of physical therapy, quoted in an April 9 Virginian-Pilot story, "Work in Haiti isn't over for local charities."

Haiti Work Isn't Over

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, featured in an April 5 Virginian-Pilot Q&A, "Model director: Meet new executive director of VMASC."



ALLA ZAREVA, assistant professor of English, "Student PowerPoint Presentations: A Reality Check" at the American Association of Applied Linguistics annual conference in Atlanta.

LYTTON MUSSELMAN, Mary Payne Hogan Professor of Botany, "From Beirut to Borneo in Pursuit of Bible Botany," for the Norfolk Botanical Garden's Twilight Botanical Lecture Series.


KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, co-author of "Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines" in the April 29 issue of the journal Science. He is one of more than 40 co-authors of the article, whose lead author is Stuart H.M. Butchart.

JOANNA ELEFTHERIOU, adjunct assistant professor of English, an essay, "The Other Side," in the summer/fall 2009 issue of The Crab Orchard Review; an essay, "Moonlight," in the spring 2010 issue of Chautauqua; and a short fiction piece, "Reunion," in the spring 2010 issue of Apalachee Review.

ALLA ZAREVA, assistant professor of English, "Multicompetence and L2 Users' Associative Links: Being Unlike Nativelike" in vol. 2, no. 22 of International Journal of Applied Linguistics.

This highlight was posted on: May 4, 2010

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