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New Faculty & Faculty Administrators

College of Sciences


Dr. Caleb L. Adams

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, in 2011 and 2004 respectively, from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Mathematics and Mathematics Education in 1997 from North Carolina State University. Previously he was an Adjunct Faculty Member and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Peter Bernath

Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1980 from MIT. Previously he was Chair of Physical Chemistry and Director of the York University Center of Laser Spectroscopy.

Dr. Robin Bernath

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Biology, in 1981 and 1978 respectively, from Boston University and a B.Sc. in Biology in 1976 from the University of Toronto. Previously she taught at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Ms. Lisa Blum

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received an M.S. in Mathematics in 1999 from Northeastern Illinois University, a Secondary Certification in Computer Science in 1993 from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a B.A. in Mathematics in 1989 from the University of Dallas. Previously she was an Adjunct Math Instructor at Old Dominion University and an Online Adjunct Math Instructor at ECPI College of Technology.

Mr. George Chackman

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, in 1998 and 1991 respectively, and has completed his Ph.D. coursework from Old Dominion University. Previously he was an Adjunct Professor and Instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Raymond Cheng

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics, in 1989, 1987 and 1984 respectively, from the University of Virginia. Previously he was President and Senior Vice President of Computer and Hi-Tech Management Inc. and an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Alexander V. Gurevich

Professor of Physics, received a Ph.D. in 1983 in Electrophysics, Superconductivity from the Institute of High Temperatures, USSR Academy of Sciences, and an M.S. in Condensed Matter Theory and a B.S. in Physics of Metals, in 1977 and 1974 respectively, from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. Previously he was a Scholar and Scientist in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.

Ms. Juli Hooper

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics in 2008 from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Mathematics in 2003 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Previously she was an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.

Dr. James W. Lee

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Assistant Director of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, received a Ph.D. in Photosynthesis Research and Physical Chemistry and an M.S. in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry from Cornell University. Previously he was an Adjunct Professor in Renewable Energy/Environment in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Ms. Katharine A. Moulton

Teaching Assistant Instructor, received an M.A. in Linguistics/TESL in 1980 from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Comparative Religion and Sociology in 1975 from Macalester College. Previously she was an Assistant in Administration and English Studies/I T A Instructor in the Center for Intensive English Studies at Florida State University.

Dr. Tamer M. Nadeem

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, received a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science, in 2006 and 2000 respectively, from the University of Maryland, College Park and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Science, in 1998 and 1994 respectively, from Alexandria University, Egypt. Previously he was a Research Scientist at Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.

Ms. Lisa A. Okun

Physics Operations Manager and Assistant to the Chair, received an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, an M.A. in Management and Human Resources Development from Webster University, and a B.S. in Biology from State University of New York at Albany. Previously she was Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Chief of Staff at United States Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk and a Commanding Officer/Executive Officer for the Navy Recruiting District in Richmond, VA.

Dr. James F. Paulson

Associate Professor of Psychology, received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, in 2002 and 1998 respectively, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.S. in Psychology in 1996 from Appalachian State University. Previously he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Ms. Eunice D. Smith

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received an M.S. and B.S. in Mathematics, in 2006 and 2004 respectively, from Elizabeth City State University. Previously she was a Math Teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School for Portsmouth City Public Schools.

Ms. Katherine L. Smith

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.S. in Applied Mathematics, in 2009 and 2008 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she was an Aerospace Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center and an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Eric L. Walters

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution in 2004 from Florida State University and an M.S. and B.S. in Biology, in 1997 and 1989 respectively, from the University of Victoria. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. William D. Williams

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Physics, received a Ph.D. in Atomic Physics in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a B.S. in Physics and B.S. in Mathematics in 2002 from Clarkson University. Previously he was a Post-doctoral Researcher at Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Corinne L. Wilson

Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, in 2010 and 2008 respectively, from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Comprehensive Mathematics in 2005 from Concord University. Previously she was a Teaching Assistant and an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.