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The QEP Improving Disciplinary Writing (IDW) Team

Old Dominion University

Remica Bingham-Risher is Director of Writing and Faculty Development and the QEP Director at Old Dominion University (ODU). Currently, she works with faculty to improve student learning through writing by means of faculty workshops as well as oversees the implementation of various Action Proejcts supported by internal grants that help improve departmental disciplinary writing. In addition, she is an accomplished writer and teaches in the MFA program at ODU. Her first book, Conversion (Lotus Press, 2006), won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and her second book, What We Ask of Flesh, was published by Etruscan Press in 2013.

Cheryl H. Hicks is the QEP Administrative Support Specialist. She works for the Director of QEP and is responsible for serving as the administrative and budget assistant for the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Cheryl retired from the university after 31 years of service in 2010, but returned to campus part-time in 2011. In addition to her service with QEP, Cheryl is also part of the Event Staff at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Sarah McCall is the Graduate Research Assistant for the QEP at Old Dominion University. She is a candidate for the MFA degree, with an emphasis in poetry. Sarah taught public high school English for six years before returning to school as a full time graduate student in 2014.

IDW Advisory Board Members -- Fall 2014 through Spring 2015




Academic Unit/College

Mrs. Remica Bingham-Risher

Director of Writing and Faculty Development

Academic Affairs

Dr. Worth Pickering

Assistant Vice President


Dr. Tisha Paredes



Ms. Marissa Jimenez

Executive Director

Academic Enhancement

Ms. Lucinda Rush

Associate University Librarian

University Library

Mr. Jeffrey Toussaint

Assistant Professor


Arts and Letters

Dr. Eric Anderson

Associate Professor


Business & Public Administration

Ms. Wie Yusef

Business & Public Administration

Ms. Jill Dustin


STEM Education & Professional Studies


Ms. Stacey Ringleb


Engineering Technology


Ms. Jewel Shepard

Associate Professor

School of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences

Health Sciences

Mr. Brian Porter




Advisory Board Meeting Minutes