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Kneeland Nesius

  • Kneeland Nesius
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • 108c Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4193
  • knesius@odu.edu
  • I have taught for forty years using an inquiry approach. Students are presented data involving biological principles during the lecture or laboratory periods. Through interactive discussion and manipulation and analysis of data, they learn various biological concepts.
  • Education

    University Of Oklahoma, 1973
    Major: Botany/Plant Physiology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Purdue University, 1969
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Degree: M.S.
    Purdue University, 1964
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    From 1989 to 2008 I performed productivity studies using C-14 NaHC03 uptake. This work includes collecting samples from 13 stations on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, performing the C-14 uptake studies, collecting and analyzing data, and writing a technical report for the State Board of Water Quality
  • Expertise

    Biology
    Plant Physiology, Biology, General Biology
  • 2012: MOST INSPIRING FACULTY MENTOR AWARD, BIOLOGY , University
  • 2012: OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR MENTOR, University
  • 2011: MOST INSPIRING FACULTY MENTOR AWARD, BIOLOGY
  • 1999: University Professor Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1996: Gene Hirschfield Faculty Excellence Award, Old Dominion University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Phytoplankton monitoring study of the lower Chesapeake Bay and tributaries
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia State Water Control Board
    Date: 1990 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.; Marshall, H. G.
    Working with VCCS faculty project team developing a course for distance delivery
    Date: June, 1998 - January, 2000
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.
    Development of a Biology course using World Wide Web Technology
    Sponsoring Organization: Lifelong Learning and Academic Television Services
    Date: 1997 - 1998
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.
    Phytoplankton monitoring study of the lower Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia State Water Control Board
    Date: June, 1989 - May, 1990
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.; Marshall, H. G.
    Innovative Institutional Development Incentive Program
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU-CID
    Date: 1980 - 1981
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.
    ISEP., Molecular Biology Curriculum Improvement
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 1978 - 1979
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.
    Productivity in Waters Adjacent to the Barrier Islands
    Sponsoring Organization: VA Environmental Endowment
    Date: 1978 - 1979
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.; Marshall, H. G.
    Development of Self-Paced Instruction for General Biology
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF-ODU CAUSE
    Date: 1977 - 1978
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.
    LOCI, Old Dominion University Minicourse Development Project
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 1977 - 1978
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.
    NSF Undergraduate Research Project
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 1977 - 1977
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.
    HEW interdisciplinary Teacher Training and Citizen Involvement in the Land-Use Planning Procedure
    Date: 1976 - 1976
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.; Levy, G.
    NSF Undergraduate Research Project
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 1976 - 1976
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.
    NSF Undergraduate Research Project
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 1975 - 1975
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Nesius, K. K.