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Congratulations to the 2023 Faculty Governance Awards Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 Faculty Governance Awards Winners


By Mindy Ayala-Diaz

Please join us in congratulating the 15 winners of the 2023 Faculty Governance Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Selected by members of the Faculty Governance Organization's Awards Committee, these awardees have demonstrated high levels of service to ODU and beyond, tremendous research accomplishments, and a commitment to representing the Darden College community to its fullest.

The committee this year consisted of Dr. Michelle Redmond (committee chair), Dr. Radha Horton-Parker, Dr. Peggy Hester, Dr. Jihea Maddamsetti, Dr. Kevin Mallary, & Dr. Charles Mathies

At the awards luncheon, Dean Tammi Dice shared, "These awards aim to celebrate the hard work, perseverance, and dedication that has gone into the incredible things you have all achieved. Our students, our community, and the professions we serve are incredibly fortunate to be impacted so significantly by your work. Thank you for being such stellar faculty members in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies."

This year's awardees are as follows:

Community Service Award: Mr. J. Kyle Davis
Mr. J. Kyle Davis is a lecturer in the Department of Human Movement Sciences who has overseen several student-led health and wellness initiatives. These initiatives have provided experiential learning, while providing important community level outreach to promote health and wellness. His involvement extends to City of Chesapeake Employee Health Screenings, leading between 5 and 10 events per semester, which account for blood pressure and body composition. Davis has played a role in the Prime Plus Senior Health Screenings, during which 30+ seniors were provided with health screenings and education, as well as the Navy NEXCOM Comprehensive Health Screenings and Seminars. He has also been involved with the Busch LLC Employee Health Screenings, which check blood pressure, body composition, and take into account health education.

The Community Service Award is given annually to a faculty member of any rank within the College in recognition of professional excellence, significant contribution, and achievements for service in the community.

Instructional Publications Award: Dr. Linda Bol
Dr. Linda Bol is a Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership. She has disseminated over 12 journal instructional publications and a book chapter over the last 5 years (2017-2022). Her book chapter published by Cambridge University Press, is lauded by expert reviewers that highlight its direct application to instruction, asserting her contribution "...provides expert and up-to-date analyses of the many strands in this complex interdisciplinary" and is "...critical in determining the effectiveness of our teaching. Dr. Bol's work reflects a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to instructional practices and opportunities. Her research on Open Educational Resources (OER) addresses implications for instruction and equity in educational access and opportunities through the reduction of existing barriers to student success in community colleges. Her researcher also examines teacher shortage with increased emphasis on diversifying the educator workforce through recruitment and retention of Black male educators.

The Instructional Publications Award is given annually to a tenured or non-tenured faculty member in recognition of the outstanding development and dissemination of instructional publication whose primary purpose is to inform instructional practice or to improve student outcomes.

International Outreach Award: Dr. Elizabeth Ann Burns
Dr. Elizabeth Ann Burns is an Associate professor in the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies. In 2022 Dr. Burns developed a faculty-led study abroad course for the MLIS program in collaboration with the Office of Study Abroad, an on-site local partner, and a group of academic librarians at the University of Puerto Rico (led by the Interim Library Director, Nancy Abreu-Baez). She developed a participatory, internship experience that offered both a cultural experience for students in Puerto Rico, as well as an extremely rewarding learning experience that placed 11 student participants in an experiential internship, shadowing librarians within an active library setting at the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Burns has had an impact on the global community, and her contributions include delivering eight international presentations and one national presentation with a colleague in Puerto Rico since 2018. Over the past 4 years Dr. Burns disseminated five referred international published proceedings. She also has two book chapters in edited books published by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). In addition to this work, Dr. Burns serves as a reviewer for the International Association of School Librarians journal, School Libraries Worldwide, and publishes her own research for an international audience.

The International Outreach Award is given annually to a tenured or non-tenured faculty member with the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies in recognition of their engagement with international research and teaching.

Largest Grant or Contract Award: Dr. Mark Rehfuss, Ms. Jennifer Simmons, Ms. Jamie Hartsfield, Dr. Kristy Carlisle, Dr. Shuntay Tarver, Dr. Chaniece Winfield, Dr. Jason Sawyer

Dr. Mark Rehfus, Ms. Jennifer Simmons, Ms. Jamie Hartsfield, Dr. Kristy Carlisle, Dr. Shuntay Tarver, Dr. Chaniece Winfield, and Dr. Jason Sawyer are faculty in the department of Counseling and Human Services that have collaborated over the past three years (January 2020 - December 2022) in grant-related activities totaling over 2.5 million dollars in external funding from The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a mission to improve access to healthcare for all citizens, notably those who are underserved and medically vulnerable. Most recently their 1.6-million-dollar grant has enhanced and expanded human services programs offering students advanced training in opioid and substance use disorder prevention and treatment, working with children and families, intimate partner violence, trauma informed care, telehealth, and integrated interprofessional behavioral health to prepare them for the challenges they will face as practitioners working with such underserved populations and communities. The grant also affords students direct support during their field experience in the form of tuition remission, monetary stipend, and computer equipment. Collectively, this team works to advance DCEPS mission by demonstrating commitment to service and meeting the needs of the community with prominent national grant-related activities that prepare students to be leaders in the helping fields and contribute to national efforts toward equitable access to healthcare by addressing systemic barriers and supporting social justice.

The Largest Grant or Contract Award is given to the faculty member(s) who is/are the principal of the largest single award or group of rewards received on behalf of the College during the most recent three calendar years.

Most Collaborative Grants or Contracts: Dr. Jennifer Kidd & Dr. Kristie Gutierrez

Dr. Jennifer Kidd and Dr. Kristie Gutierrez are faculty in the department of Teaching and Learning that have worked have been working with collaborative groups over the last three years on two awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grants -A Service-Learning Partnership to Enhance Engineering Education and Elementary Pre-service Teacher Education for Undergraduate Students(I-USE) and Ed+gineering: An Interdisciplinary Partnership Integrating Engineering into Elementary Teacher Preparation Programs (DRK-12). Drs. Kidd and Gutierrez have been instrumental in the administration of the grants. Here are the primary personnel on the grant from DCEPS and Engineering. These grants have allowed them to collaborate with faculty and students here at ODU, with national experts in engineering education, and with administrators, faculty, and students in local public schools across Virginia over the last four years. Specifically, this large and diverse interdisciplinary team includes: six researchers at ODU, two postdocs, ten advisory board members, an external evaluator, a dozen graduate and undergraduate students, 336 ODU preservice teachers, 293 ODU engineering undergraduates, 135 in-service teachers, and 1174 local elementary students as partners through this collaborative service-learning project. They worked in collaboration with Dr. Stacie Ringleb, Dr. Pilar Pazos, Dr. Orlando Ayala, and Dr. Krishna Kaipa from the College of Engineering.

The Most Collaborative Grant or Contract is awarded in keeping with the desire to foster collaboration between faculty, departments, other colleges/departments and other universities or schools, this award will be given to the researcher(s) who is the principal investigator of a collaborative grant or contract that has the most significant impact on the College.

Publications Award: Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott
Dr. Emily Goodman Scott is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Counseling and Human Services. Over the last calendar year, Dr. Goodman-Scott has Published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and one invited non-referred journal. Majority of Dr. Goodman-Scott's publications have been listed on the Counseling and Human Services department's "Top Tier" journal list of rigorous and national flagship journals. Several publications included graduate student mentorship. Dr. Goodman-Scott's recent study on school lockdown drills was featured as the American Counseling Association's (ACA) featured study of the month in December of 2022 highlighting her work to approximately 60,000 ACA members. In addition, Dr. Goodman-Scott's second edition of her textbook was accepted for publication and submitted to the publisher in November of 2022.

The Publications Award is given annually to the tenured or non-tenured faculty member within the college with the most significant record of scholarly publications in a given calendar yea

Service Award (Two Awardees): Dr. Helen Crompton and Dr. Shuntay Tarver
Dr. Helen Crompton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She has served on the ODU Online Taskforce, as well as the strategic planning committee. She has assisted in developing the Quality Enhancement Plan. Beyond ODU, she serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Research on Technology in Education. She is also a reviewer for three additional top tier journals. Dr. Crompton is a VA Delegate for the AI group K-12. Additionally, Crompton has been an invited presenter for the Smithsonian Institute (DC), UNICEF, GLOBAL NGO, and the Rotary Club of New York. She holds the UNESCO Chair in Innovative Informal Digital Learning in disadvantaged and development contexts.

Dr. Shuntay Tarver is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services. She is the Chair of the Human Services Advisory Board Committee, Dr. Shuntay Tarver oversees faculty evaluation committees, dissertation committees and guest lectures. She provides mentorship and serves as the FGO Chair, the University Women's Caucus Apprentice, and Excite the Dream presenter. Additionally, Tarver has served as the associate editor of the Journal of Human Service and on the Editorial Review Board Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation. She is a member of the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS) Awards committee, as well as an external capstone reviewer for a University of Southern California project. Dr. Tarver serves as a commissioner of the City of Hampton's Citizen's Unity Commission, which works to educate stakeholders about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Service Award is given annually to a faculty member of any rank within the college in recognition of exemplary service contributions beyond job expectations at all of the following levels: program, department, college, university, and national professional organization(s).

Teaching Innovation Award: Ms. Lindy Brown
Ms. Lindy Brown is a Lecturer in the Department of Stem Education & Professional Studies. Ms. Brown's expertise as an accomplished academic adviser, lecturer, and public librarian guides her inclusive and accessible teaching philosophy. She provides mastery-oriented feedback to her students by assigning them scaffolded assessments and readings. Ms. Brown makes her learning environments accessible for students with disabilities by crafting user-friendly Canvas courses and providing materials in alternative formats (e.g., readings, recordings, and hands-on activities). Not only does Ms. Brown's dedication to making her courses inclusive and accessible for all students exemplify the mission of Old Dominion University (ODU) and DCEPS, but her instructional approach is particularly impressive, given that she teaches asynchronously online. Ms. Brown further demonstrates her commitment to teaching innovation and excellence by seeking and participating in professional development. She attends and presents during local, regional, and international conferences to learn about innovative educational technologies, recommended practices for including students, and shares best practices for inclusion and accessibility in the classroom.

The Teaching Innovation and Excellence Award is given annually to a tenured or non-tenured faculty member with the DCEPS in recognition of excellence and innovation in the area of teaching.

Tonelson Award: Dr. Kristy Carlisle
Dr. Kristy Carlisle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services. She has taught 12 distinct courses at the undergraduate and doctoral levels. She has served on 9 dissertation committees and has consistently averaged a 4.7 on Student Opinion Surveys over the past 3 years. She was the recipient of the Most Inspiring Faculty Award in 2022 and received recognition for high impact practices from the LEADERS Program in 2021. Currently, she serves as the Addictions Education Coordinator in the Department of Counseling and Human Services', Human Service Program. From 2020-2022, Dr. Carlisle published 9 peer reviewed articles, given 19 scholarly presentations, and has secured just over $4 million in external funding. She has served as editor in chief of 3 scholarly journal editions, and in 2022 she started a new scholarly journal to fill the void in interprofessional collaboration. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Carlisle is chief editor of the JHS, chair of 3 national committees, and a reviewer for 4 national journals. She serves on 4 university committees, 3 of which she is a co-chair. Dr. Carlisle serves on the IRB committee and marshals at graduations. In her department, she serves on 6 committees and holds a chair position on 3 of them.

The Sara and Rufus Tonelson Award is given annually to a tenured or non-tenured faculty member with DCEPS in recognition of outstanding teaching, research and/or publications, and service to his/her department, college, university, and the community over the most recent three calendar years.

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