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Five Receive Faculty Development Fund Awards

Five faculty members have been awarded money for their plans to improve the quality of instruction at Old Dominion University.

The Office of Academic Affairs provided $16,997 for the 2021 Faculty Development Fund Awards.

Proposals were reviewed by Committee D of the Faculty Senate, which is chaired this academic year by Jennifer Poutsma, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The committee forwarded its recommendations to the Office of the Provost for final determination.

The Center for Faculty Development congratulates the following awardees, listed with the titles of their proposals:

Hamid Eisazadeh
Hamid Eisazadeh
Tatyana Lobova

Mary Beth Pennington
Mary Beth Pennington
Kristi Costello
Kristi Costello

Tracy Sohoni

Hamid Eisazadeh, assistant professor, Department of Engineering Technology, Batten College of Engineering & Technology: "Expanding a Mechanical Engineering Technology Curriculum to Include Additive Manufacturing."

Tatyana Lobova, master lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences: "Redevelopment of Existing and Development of New Online Biology General Education Courses for Non-Majors."

Mary Beth Pennington, senior lecturer, and Kristi Costello, associate professor, Department of English, College of Arts & Letters: "Writing Placement and Support Program Quality Enhancement: Enriching Training and Program Assessment Practices."

Tracy Sohoni, assistant professor, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, College of Arts & Letters: "Teaching Excellence: Developing Effective Practices for Inclusive Classrooms."

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