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New Faculty & Faculty Administrators 2012:Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Joyce C. Armstrong

Assistant Director for Learning and Teaching, received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2000 from the University of Connecticut and a Master's in Education and a Bachelor's in Education from the University of Toledo. Previously she was Director of Graduate Programs in Education at King's College.

Ms. Remica L. Bingham-Risher

Director of Writing and Faculty Development, received an M.F.A. in Writing and Literature in 2005 from Bennington College and a B.A. in English in 2002 from Old Dominion University. Previously she was Writing Competency Coordinator in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Norfolk State University.

Ms. Barbara Elizabeth Powell Boyd

Coordinator of Second Year Programs, received an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education in 2006 from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Psychology in 2004 from Radford University. Previously she was Assistant to the Executive Director of Student Services at Regent University.

Ms. Tamara D. Dodson

Marketing Coordinator, Distance Learning, received a B.S. in Home Economics in 1985 from Ball State University. Previously she was Social Media and Marketing Coordinator for Ellen Whitehurst, Redbook Magazine columnist and author, and Marketing Director for Lynnhaven Mall.

Ms. Diana M. Hernandez

Exit Exam Coordinator, received an M.A. in English in 2011 from Middlebury College and a B.A. in English in 2007 from the University of South Florida. She has been Coordinator of Tutoring and Mentoring Services at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Marissa A. Jimenez

Instructional Resources Specialist for the Learning Commons and Academic Enhancement, received an M.A. and B.A. in English, in 2008 and 1999 respectively, from Old Dominion University. She has been a Reference Information and Training Specialist in the Perry Library at Old Dominion University.

Mr. John C. Lee

Coordinator, Peer Educator Program, received an M.S. and B.S. in Recreation Administration, in 2001 and 1999 respectively, from Georgia Southern University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at Old Dominion University. He has been a Graduate Assistant working in the Peer Educator Program at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Xuemei Li

Instructional Programmer, Center for Learning and Teaching, received an M.S. in Computer Science in 2006 from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Precision Machinery in 1992 from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Previously she was a Software Engineer at ESRG LLC.

Dr. Barry Miller

Director, Peninsula Higher Education Center, received an M.B.A. in 2002 from the Alfred Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware, a Ph.D. with a major in Sport Biomechanics in 1997 from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and an M.A. in Biomechanics, Teaching and Coaching and B.A. in Physical Education: Teacher Preparation, in 1990 and 1987 respectively, from California State University. Previously he was Assistant Director of Recreation in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services at the University of Delaware.

Ms. Helen P. Miller

Instructional Technology Specialist, Center for Learning and Teaching, received a Master of Education Technology Degree in 2011 from Boise State University Graduate College and a B.S. in Sociology in 2001 from Northland College. Previously she was Digital Design Manager for WAVY TV 10/FOX TV 43.

Ms. Martha E. Miller

Associate Site Director, Piedmont Virginia Community College, received a Master of Urban Affairs from Boston University and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Previously she was an Office Assistant at the Distance Learning site at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Ms. Catherine Butler Moss

Academic Advisor, received an M.S. in Applied Experimental Psychology in 2007 from Old Dominion University, a B.S. in Psychology in 2004 from the University of Mary Washington and expects to receive a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University. Previously she was the College Advisor for the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University and an Adjunct Faculty member at Tidewater Community College.

Ms. Valentina Neblitt-Jones

Head, Systems Development, University Libraries, received an M.S. in Library and Information Studies in 2008 from Florida State University, a B.S. in Computer Science in 2005 from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in International Studies in 1995 from Virginia Tech. Previously she was a Computer Scientist/Systems Engineer with the Department of the Navy.

Mr. Joseph Ritchie

Director of First Year Academic Enhancement, received an M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education and a B.A. in Music Performance, in 1992 and 1990 respectively, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was Executive Director of First Year Experience at the University of Central Florida.

Ms. Lucinda A. Rush

Education Reference Services Librarian, received a Master of Library and Information Science in 2010 from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Music Education in 2003 from Shenandoah University and Bachelor of Music in 1998 from Longwood University. Previously she held positions of Weekend Circulation Supervisor and Reference and Outreach Librarian at Coastal Carolina University.

Mr. Duane O. Sharpe

Associate Director of Military and Veteran's Education, received an M.B.A. in Information Technology and a B.A. in Business Management, in 2009 and 2007 respectively, from Saint Leo University. Previously he was Senior Admissions Advisor for ECPI, Advanced Technology Institute.

Dr. Marcelo E. Siles

Executive Director of International Programs, received a Ph.D. in Agricultural/Applied Economics and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics, in 1992 and 1991 respectively, from Michigan State University and a B.A. in Civil Engineering, B.A. in Economics and A.D. in Accounting from the Universidad Técnica de Oruro - Bolivia. Previously he was Dean of International Programs/Executive Director of International Programs at Northern Michigan University.

Mr. David H. Silvis

Director of the English Language Center, received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy, in 2007 and 2004 respectively, from Old Dominion University. He has been Student/Faculty Services Coordinator in the English Language Center at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Glenda F. Warner

Instructional Designer, Center for Learning and Teaching, received a B.S. in Special Education in 1977 from Old Dominion University and has done graduate studies work at both the University of Virginia and Old Dominion University. Previously she was employed as an Instructional Designer by the Old Dominion University Research Foundation.