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Helen Crompton is ODU's 32nd SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Winner

By Betsy Hnath

Old Dominion University's Helen Crompton, assistant professor of teaching and learning, was named one of 12 recipients of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's prestigious 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award.

Crompton was also named one of two Rising Stars in recognition of her early-career achievement.

She is the 32nd Old Dominion faculty member to receive the distinction. This marks the fifth consecutive year that an ODU faculty member has won the honor.

Crompton, who came to Old Dominion's Darden College of Education in 2013, researches the use of mobile technology to teach science and mathematics. She has also explored the potential of mobile learning to bring education to residents of rural villages in developing countries who were unable to access it before.

She has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for her research, and she has done work for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Telecommunication Union. Crompton also seeks to keep education students current on mobile learning practices.

"I am thrilled and honored to be receiving this award and pleased that it brings recognition to the important work of using technology to provide inclusive learning," said Crompton. "I am fortunate to be part of an institution that nurtures creativity and scholarship. ODU's Darden College of Education has been a place in which I can grow my research and achieve my academic goals."

She has received such honors as Old Dominion University's 2017 Sara and Rufus Tonelson and Instructional Publications Awards, the 2017 International Society for Technology in Education STEM Excellence Award and the President's Award for Volunteer Service in Mobile Learning in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017.

SCHEV has annually honored faculty at Virginia's two- and four-year, private and public institutions of higher learning since 1987.

Recipients exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service.

In all, 83 nominations were received this year. They were narrowed to a field of 27 finalists and then to the 12 recipients, including Crompton.

The 2018 Outstanding Faculty Awards ceremony will take place during a luncheon March 1 at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

Previous Recipients:
2017

Jennifer Michaeli, Engineering Technology
Anatoly Radyushkin, Physics

2016

Charles Hyde, Physics

2015

Gail Dodge, Physics

2014

Carolyn Rutledge, Nursing

2012

Steve Yetiv, Political Science

2011

Mark Butler, Biological Sciences

2009

Lawrence Hatab, Philosophy
Lawrence Weinstein, Physics

2008

Bridget Anderson, English
Shaomin Li, Business Management

2007

John Adam, Mathematics & Statistics

2006

Donald Zeigler, Political Science & Geography
Sharon Raver-Lampman, Early Childhood, Speech-Language Pathology, & Special Education

2005

Katharine Kersey, Early Childhood, Speech-Language Pathology, & Special Education
Cynthia Jones, Ocean Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

2004

Charles Wilson, English

2003

Sheri Reynolds, English

2002

Janet Peery, English

2001

Sushil Chaturvedi, Mechanical Engineering
Dwight Allen, Educational Curriculum & Instruction

2000

John Toomey, Music

1999

Daniel Dauer, Biological Sciences
Chris Drake, Political Science & Geography

1997

Dana Heller, English

1996

William Stanley, Engineering Technology

1995

Helen Rountree, Sociology & Criminal Justice

1994

Nancy Bazin, English

1993

Michele Darby, Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting

1992

Gregory Selby, Mechanical Engineering

1991

Karen Polonko, Sociology & Criminal Justice

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