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David Metzger

  • David Metzger
  • Dean, Honors College
  • Honors College
  • 2000-E Student Success Center
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4865
  • dmetzger@odu.edu
  • Dr. David Metzger came to Old Dominion University in 1993 after teaching at Montana State University. He earned a B.A. in English and French and an M.A. in English from Emporia State University (Emporia, KS), an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College (Boston), and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition (classics minor) from the University of Missouri. The author and editor of four books and over forty single-authored articles and book chapters, he currently serves as Dean of the Honors College and Professor of English. From 2010-2013, he also served as the Interim Dean of Academic Enhancement and led the reorganization of that unit. Other administrative duties have included Chair of English, Founding GPD for the PhD in English, Founding Academic Director for the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, and Founding Director of Writing Tutorial Services (now The Writing Center). Dr. Metzger remains active in the English department--teaching classes and directing doctoral dissertations.
  • Education

    Hebrew College (Boston), 2006
    Major: Jewish Studies
    Degree: M.A.
    University Of Missouri - Columbia, 1991
    Major: English
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Emporia State University, 1986
    Major: English Literature
    Degree: M.A.
    Emporia State University, 1984
    Major: French and English
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    History of rhetoric (biblical, classical, modern) Jewish studies Composition, pedagogy Psychoanalytic theory
  • 2014: "Champion of Diversity", Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • 2012: "Living Learning Community of the Year", Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
  • 2007: Award of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership and Service, IJIU Advisory Board
  • 2006: Outstanding Service Award to Arts and Letters, College of Arts and Letters
  • 1993: The NORCHE PRize for Instructional Innovation, Northern Rockies Consortium for Higher Education