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2021

MADD Eat, Drink, and Be Driven Evaluation Survey, with Principal Investigator Bryan Porter - survey to gather data on the effectiveness of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)-VA 2021 Eat, Drink and Be Driven PSA(s) which aired on radio, television, and/or Facebook. The web-based survey gathered data on the impact of the campaign on drivers in general and as well as the potential influence on impaired drivers to make better decisions. The survey measured attitudes, self-reported driving behaviors, perceptions, and PSA awareness.

An Examination of Isolation and Risk of Alzheimer's Caregivers during COVID-19: Computer Use as a Security Risk or Effective Coping Tool?, with co-PIs Brian Payne and Muge Akpinar-Elci - surveys and focus groups to: investigate the experiences of caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and other dementias during the COVID-19 pandemic, assess the type and extent of social isolation and stress experienced by caregivers, explore the use of virtual/computer-based caregiving resources and supports, evaluate the cyber hygiene of caregivers to determine risk for cybercrime, and document instances of cybercrime victimization amongst Alzheimer's caregivers.

CIVIIC: Cybercrime in Virginia: Impacts on Industry and Citizens, with Principal Investigator Randy Gainey and co-PIs at Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University - a statewide cybercrime survey of both citizens and businesses focused on Virginia to enable the delineation of the highest priority threats, identify cybercrime methods used, and provide an assessment of geographic, demographic and industry variation in victimization across the state. The project will provide baseline knowledge and data for future policy, research, and interventions to reduce exposure to cyber victimization in the Commonwealth.

2020

Virginia Beach GrowSmart LENA GROW Evaluation, with Principal Investigator Steve Tonelson - evaluation of an early childhood literacy program within select childcare centers in Virginia Beach. Teachers will be using the LENA GROW curriculum in their classrooms and be provided with coaches to help them implement the program with their students/children. Interviews, focus groups and surveys will be conducted with early childhood teachers and their coaches.

Professional Development and Regional Opportunities Generating Computing Resources and Microcredentials (PROGRAM), with Principal Investigator Melani Loney - an evaluation of the PROGRAM in partnership with The Center for Educational Practices (TCEP) to assess how the online project planning activities conducted by school division leaders enhance their attitudes, awareness, and understanding of the integration of computer science standards into the core content subjects. Observations and web-based surveys will be used to gather data from school division participants.

Spiritual Journeys Project - qualitative interviews on behalf of the Center for Mind and Culture (Boston, MA) to explore the concept of individual religious change. Interviews were conducted with those who shift from religious to non-religious, switch between religions, or have multiple religious identities. This study aims to collect in-depth narratives of spiritual journeys and develop a repository of religious journeys. This initial pilot study will help plan for a larger study.

SCHEV XL Experiential Learning, with Principal Investigator Brian Payne - surveys and focus groups with business, faculty, and students to assess the state of experiential learning (XL) at ODU and how the university can strategically shape experiential learning opportunities for students. Experiential learning refers to opportunities to learn outside of standard classroom instruction including but not limited to service learning, internships, practicums, student teaching, and clinical placements. Data will inform a strategic plan for experiential learning based on the current state of experiential learning at ODU and how it might be improved.

2019

Opportunities in Manufacturing of Advanced Materials for Second Career Seeking Students, with Principal Investigator Alex Kravchenko - evaluation of a program that provides scholarships for two years as a part of institutional support to academically talented second career seeking (SCS) students with demonstrated financial need during their junior and senior years. The program is focused on understanding the factors that affect recruitment, retention, academic success, and degree attainment of SCS students. Resources for SCS students will include financial support, social support from cohorts of SCS students, professional development opportunities and mentorship by industrial partners and faculty in the area of manufacturing of advanced materials. Students completed surveys and participated in focus groups about their experiences in the SCS program.

EVMS Car Safety Now - telephone and web-based surveys to evaluate the EVMS Car Safety Now program TV and online advertisements about booster seat use for "big kids". The SSRC conducted telephone and web-based surveys of Hampton Roads residents before the ads aired and then again after to learn more about driver's knowledge about booster seat use (pre and post-ad) as well as ad recognition (post-ad).

OOI Data Explorer Survey - a web-based survey to support the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) data dissemination and cyber infrastructure group evaluation of their OOI data delivery systems. The survey assessed the extent to which current data systems meet the needs of the user community including how the data system is used, issues with access, satisfaction with the data, and need for additional support.

Williamsburg Live Audience Intercept & Follow-Up Survey - an in-person intercept and follow-up web survey on behalf of the VA Arts Festival to learn more about concert-goers experiences during their events including where concert-goers live, how much they spend during the event, where they stayed (if out of town), and general demographics. During the two-day concert event in Williamsburg ("Williamsburg Live"), staff from the SSRC were on-site to collect names, telephone numbers and/or emails with adult audience members to conduct a follow-up survey after the event.

2018

Improving Rural Broadband: The Impact of Broadband Access and Proposed Investments in 5G Networks in South Dakota, with Principal Investigator Bob McNab - in partnership with the University of South Dakota and ODU's Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, The SSRC conducted interviews with and surveyed rural South Dakota residents to learn their perceptions of the coverage, capacity and speed of internet access and the impacts on quality of life. Our research partners also examined the South Dakota economy including general components of population change and the performance of the state economy.

American Society of Biomechanics - web survey and focus group of ASB members about the growth of the organization, the future of their annual meeting, and their draft strategic plan.

Garrett-Lee Smith suicide prevention grant, with Principal Investigator Rob Cramer - campus climate survey of ODU students, faculty and staff regarding awareness of mental health resources on campus as well as mental health programming and stigma of mental health issues. The survey is part of a multi-stage program evaluation to reduce suicide and improve mental health at ODU. The project seeks to enhance mental health service provision, improve campus-wide mental health-related attitudes, and reduce college student stress, suicide risk and substance abuse through a mental health awareness campaign, trainings of key ODU personnel and students, and the creation of a Campus-Community Suicide Prevention Taskforce.

Hurricane Florence Survey, with Principal Investigator Joshua Behr - telephone survey of 1,200 Hampton Roads residents regarding their perceptions of and behaviors related to Hurricane Florence as well as perceptions of the regions' response to the storm.

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP) & Youth Services Survey for Families (YSSF) - mail survey with 5,000 consumers of mental health/substance abuse services as well as providing data management and data analysis services. The purpose of the survey is to gather input from the adults and parents of children who use/have used public services and to gather input that is required for Virginia to maintain its eligibility for funding through the Mental Health Community Services Block Grant to the States.

2017

Smart Supervision Program (SSP) Evaluation - a multi-year, collaborative effort between the Virginia Office of the Attorney general, the Norfolk Sheriff's Office, Norfolk Department of Human Services, Norfolk Probation and Parole, and the ODU research team which includes the SSRC and sociology/criminal justice faculty. The SSP is providing re-entry support services to gang-involved/violent offenders while still incarcerated as well as family support services once released to the community in an effort to better reintegrate high-risk offenders back into their families and their communities. The SSRC is working with all stakeholders to collect quarterly data, conduct a process evaluation, and provide recommendations for program improvement. The ODU research team is using a multi-methods approach to the SSP evaluation to include document review, surveys, focus groups, and interviews to assess the effectiveness of the SSP efforts.

Hampton Roads Education, Workforce & Economic Development Alliance (HRCyber) Evaluation - with Principal Investigator, Brian Payne - multiple focus groups with employers to determine their views on the gaps in the cybersecurity workforce in terms of knowledge and required skills. The SSRC also conducted web-based surveys with regional employers and educational partners to assess cybersecurity workforce preparation and training needs. The data from both surveys (employers and educational partners) was used to describe the quality of the existing workforce in terms of preparation and readiness, gaps in knowledge and preparation of the workforce, and how well educational programs are meeting the needs of employers.

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP) & Youth Services Survey for Families (YSSF) - mail survey with 5,000 consumers of mental health/substance abuse services as well as providing data management and data analysis services. The purpose of the survey is to gather input from the adults and parents of children who use/have used public services and to gather input that is required for Virginia to maintain its eligibility for funding through the Mental Health Community Services Block Grant to the States. In 2017, a telephone survey follow-up was added to try to reach consumers who had incorrect address information.

8th Annual Life in Hampton Roads (SSRC) - Telephone survey utilizing both landline and cell phone numbers of residents throughout the Hampton Roads region. Topics include transportation, education, health, crime, and life satisfaction. The goal of the survey is to provide a source of data through which faculty can compile pilot data to develop their research publications and extramural research grant proposals and to continue to develop a dataset of social/economic indicators for use by community organizations. (May - July 2017)

2016

Suffolk Hot Spot Policing Evaluation (Suffolk Police Department) - Telephone surveys of residents in identified "hot spot" areas for crime before and after predictive policing software was implemented. Additional telephone surveys were conducted in year 2 with hot spot residents as well as residents in neighboring non-hot spots for comparison. The SSRC also analyzed crime data over time including crimes knowns to the police and calls for service

Hampton Roads Economic Roadmap Interviews - the SSRC assisted Larry "Chip" Filer from the Strome College of Business with conducting interviews of 45 Hampton Roads businesses. Business leaders were asked questions about reliance on federal spending in the region, the factors necessary to grow their business in Hampton Roads as well as factors that inhibit growth. The SSRC summarized the interviews and assisted with drafting the final report.

Virginia Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS) School Climate Evaluation -in partnership with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Steve Tonelson from Special Education, the SSRC conducted focus groups with Virginia school division leaders to assess the implementation fidelity, expectations, and challenges of implementing a tiered system of supports to address behavior and academic achievement in public schools. Goals include enhancing the capacity of school divisions to implement and sustain the Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) component aligned with VTSS academic tiered systems of supports and to assess PBIS/VTSS implementation fidelity and the associated academic, behavioral, and school climate outcome measures.

Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia Family Survey (Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services) -- Mail and telephone survey of 8,200 families in Virginia regarding the services provided to infants and toddlers to address developmental delays and disabilities. (March - July, 2015)

7th Annual Life in Hampton Roads (SSRC) - Telephone survey utilizing both landline and cell phone numbers of residents throughout the Hampton Roads region. Topics include transportation, education, health, crime, and life satisfaction. The goal of the survey is to provide a source of data through which faculty can compile pilot data to develop their research publications and extramural research grant proposals and to continue to develop a dataset of social/economic indicators for use by community organizations. (May - July 2016)

2015

Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia Family Survey (Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services) -- Mail and telephone survey of 7,900 families in Virginia regarding the services provided to infants and toddlers to address developmental delays and disabilities. (March - July, 2015)

New Hampshire Behavioral of Behavioral Health Annual Mental Health Consumer Survey - Mail and telephone survey of 4,500 consumers of mental health services (adult, youth, family/child) regarding satisfaction with services, participation in treatment and outcomes. (January - December, 2015)

Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia QMR Interviews (Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services) - Telephone surveys of caregivers/parents whose child has been receiving early intervention services in Virginia (children ages 0-3 years with developmental delays/disabilities) to gather information for the Department of Medical Assistance Services' (DMAS) quality management reviews (QMR). The survey includes questions about the family's experiences with services and treatment with their local service providers. VA DBHDS will use the information to determine if families are satisfied with services and if supports and services are being implemented within official guidelines. (January - December, 2015)

6th Annual Life in Hampton Roads (SSRC) - Telephone survey utilizing both landline and cell phone numbers of residents throughout the Hampton Roads region. Topics include transportation, education, health, crime, and life satisfaction. The goal of the survey is to provide a source of data through which faculty can compile pilot data to develop their research publications and extramural research grant proposals and to continue to develop a dataset of social/economic indicators for use by community organizations. (May - July 2015)

2014

New Hampshire Behavioral of Behavioral Health Annual Mental Health Consumer Survey - Mail and telephone survey of 4,500 consumers of mental health services (adult, youth, family/child) regarding satisfaction with services, participation in treatment and outcomes. (January - December, 2014)

Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia QMR Interviews - Telephone surveys of caregivers/parents whose child has been receiving early intervention services in Virginia (children ages 0-3 years with developmental delays/disabilities) to gather information for the Department of Medical Assistance Services' (DMAS) quality management reviews (QMR). The survey includes questions about the family's experiences with services and treatment with their local service providers. VA DBHDS will use the information to determine if families are satisfied with services and if supports and services are being implemented within official guidelines. (January - December, 2014)

Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia Family Survey -- Mail and telephone survey of 7,700 families in Virginia regarding the services provided to infants and toddlers to address developmental delays and disabilities. (March -- July 2014)

5th Annual Life in Hampton Roads (SSRC) - Telephone survey utilizing both landline and cell phone numbers of residents throughout the Hampton Roads region. Topics include transportation, education, health, crime, and life satisfaction. The goal of the survey is to provide a source of data through which faculty can compile pilot data to develop their research publications and extramural research grant proposals and to continue to develop a dataset of social/economic indicators for use by community organizations. (May - July 2014)

2013

Norfolk Mental Health Court Evaluation (City of Norfolk, VA; Steve Tonelson, ODU) - Case file data collection, surveys, and interviews with former participants of the Norfolk Mental Health Court (NMHC). The mental health court is an alternative docket for offenders who have been identified as mentally ill. The data collected as part of this project will help to determine how NMHC participants are doing post-MHC and what participant characteristics are related to better outcomes during and after NMHC enrollment. (June, 2013 - November, 2015)

New Hampshire Behavioral of Behavioral Health Annual Mental Health Consumer Survey - Mail and telephone survey of 4,500 consumers of mental health services (adult, youth, family/child) regarding satisfaction with services, participation in treatment and outcomes. (January - December, 2013)

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Human Rights Complaint Process - Surveys and focus groups conducted to obtain stakeholder feedback on, and recommend changes to, the administrative processes in the rules and regulations to assure the rights of individuals receiving services from mental health providers. (February - June, 2013)

4th Annual Life in Hampton Roads (SSRC) - Telephone survey utilizing both landline and cell phone numbers of residents throughout the Hampton Roads region. Topics include transportation, education, health, crime, and life satisfaction. The goal of the survey is to provide a source of data through which faculty can compile pilot data to develop their research publications and extramural research grant proposals and to continue to develop a dataset of social/economic indicators for use by community organizations. (May - July 2014)

2012

Academy of Music Program Evaluation (Tim Bostic, ODU and Academy of Music) - Focus groups with students, teachers, and parents of students at Parkview Elementary who participated in the Strings Program. The information from the interviews will be used to evaluate the Strings Program and gauge the impact on elementary school students. (January - August 2012)

3rd Annual Life in Hampton Roads (Office of Research, ODU) - Telephone survey utilizing both landline and cell phone numbers of residents throughout the Hampton Roads region. Topics include culture and tourism, transportation, education, health, crime, and life satisfaction. The goal of the survey is to provide a source of data through which faculty can compile pilot data to develop their research publications and extramural research grant proposals and to develop a baseline of social/economic indicators for use by community organizations. (July - August 2012)

Legislative Sea Level Rise Survey (Burt Saint John III, Ivan Ash, Wie Yusuf, ODU) - Survey instrument development, web survey programming, and data collection to assess Virginia state legislator's knowledge and awareness of flooding due to sea level rise and related policy effectiveness. The information will provide the foundation for further examination of legislators' information seeking and decision making regarding policies pertaining to sea level rise. (January - September 2012)

CSEEP Survey of Program Participants (Stephen Tonelson, ODU Special Education Program) - Telephone and mail survey of graduates and former students of the ODU Special Education Program and the Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program. The purpose of the survey is to determine the impact of the program on the graduate's career path and to assess the effectiveness of the program's capability to prepare students for a successful career in special education. (January - April 2012)

Vulnerable Populations Emergency Management Survey (Josh Behr, VMASC/ODU) - Telephone survey of Hampton Roads residents designed to assess various types of community vulnerabilities in the event of a hurricane or other similar natural disaster. The information will be used by emergency management officials to enhance the effectiveness of emergency planning efforts throughout the region. (February - October 2012)

2011

AccessEU Program Evaluation (Regina Karp and Larry Filer (ODU); The European Commission) - Development of program evaluation and data collection instruments, survey data collection, focus groups, data entry, data analysis, and reporting. Throughout this 18 month evaluation project, a total of ten AccessEU events were evaluated. Events included teacher seminars, speaker series, graduate courses, Model United Nations conference, and a study abroad trip. Data will be used to support future grants for similar European Union focused events. (Jan 2011- June 2012)

GSU Crime Victim's Compensation Survey (Leah Daigle, Georgia State University) -- Telephone survey of victims of crime who applied for victim's compensation in the state of Georgia. Data will be used by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) to help improve the application process by assessing gaps in service and identifying barriers to obtaining compensation in order to better provide for the needs of crime victims. (October 2011 - March 2012)

Political Polling Series (Jesse Richman, ODU) - Three separate state-wide telephone surveys of registered voters (including those that are likely to register) throughout Virginia. The data will be used to gain insight on the opinions of Virginians on various political, social, and economic issues. (July - August 2011, September - October 2011, May - June 2012)

Norfolk Flooding Survey (Maura Hametz, Poornima Madhavan, Leona Tom and Cynthia Tomovic, ODU) - Telephone survey of local residents designed to gauge the attitudes and experiences of flooding in the city of Norfolk. The results of this survey will be used by ODU faculty to develop educational approaches and materials. The results may also inform the local government and the business community how to better address flooding in the area. (October - December 2011)

City of Norfolk Youth Assessment Project (Randy Gainey and Ruth Triplett (ODU); Norfolk Department of Human Services) - A comparative assessment of youth violence and gang activity in Norfolk through the examination of community risk factors. Surveys and focus groups were conducted with Norfolk residents, community leaders and stakeholders to determine the availability of existing resources and identify community needs. (January - September 2011)

Brain Drain Survey (Greater Norfolk Corporation) - Web survey development, programming and administration, qualitative analysis of web survey results from young professionals in Hampton Roads. The information will be used to help inform local government and business communities on how to retain and attract talented young adults in Norfolk through various initiatives and improvements in the city. (November 2011 - March 2012)

2nd Annual Life in Hampton Roads (Office of Research, ODU) - Telephone survey utilizing both landline and cell phone numbers of residents throughout the Hampton Roads region. Topics include culture and tourism, transportation, education, health, crime, and life satisfaction. The goal of the survey is to provide a source of data through which faculty can compile pilot data to develop their research publications and extramural research grant proposals and to develop a baseline of social/economic indicators for use by community organizations. (May - July 2011)

2010

Alcohol Screening and Intervention Project (A-SIP) (James Neff, Michelle Kelley, Michele Darby, ODU) - Telephone survey of dental patients at baseline, three-month and six-month follow-up periods following a brief motivational interview intervention regarding alcohol use. Overall project goals include addressing practitioner and practice-level factors influencing the adoption, implementation fidelity, and effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief intervention in dental practice settings. (January 2010 - September 2011 )

Heart Healthy Data Analysis and Evaluation - Data entry, analysis, and reporting of survey data collected from Portsmouth Public Housing residents from the With Every Heartbeat is Life program. The goal is to increase knowledge of heart disease risk factors and promote health behaviors that prevent and control these heart disease risk factors. A pre-test and post-test survey is administered and collected for each session. A "My Health Habits" survey is also administered before and after completion of the course. (January 2010 - December 2010)

Services for Students with Emotional Disabilities Survey (Robert Gable & Steven Tonelson, ODU) - Management, data entry and data tracking responsibilities for mail survey data of Virginia educators (n=3400) and parents (n=185) documenting the current status of services for students with emotional disabilities in Virginia. Data will be used to propose a series of research-based steps to improve outcomes for students with emotional disabilities (ED) in Virginia. Also programmed and managed web-based survey of national experts regarding which initiatives for students with emotional disabilities they are implementing in their state, how widespread the initiative is in their state, and barriers to effective intervention. (January - May, 2010).

GrowSmart Virginia Beach Young Parent's Survey - Development of a self-administered survey instrument and data entry of survey data for a small group of parenting and pregnant teens. The survey will be used to help a local task force improve the healthy development of babies born to teenage parents in Virginia Beach as part of a Smart Beginnings grant. The task force will use the data collected from the survey to identify gaps in services for pregnant or parenting teens and to improve service delivery in general. (March - June, 2010).

Life in Hampton Roads Survey (Office of Research, ODU) - Regional telephone survey regarding life in the Hampton Roads area. Topics covered include culture and tourism, transportation, education, health, crime, and life satisfaction. The goal of the survey is to provide a source of data through which faculty can compile pilot data to develop their research publications and extramural research grant proposals and to develop a baseline of social/economic indicators for use by community service organizations. (March - July, 2010)

Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia Family Survey -- Mail and telephone survey of 5800 families in Virginia regarding the services provided to infants and toddlers to address developmental delays and disabilities. (August -- December 2010)

2009

Kellogg Foundation Civic Engagement Project -Data collection and analysis of the use of funding for Kellogg Foundation's Civic Engagement Learning Year grants including: interviews with grant recipients, site visits, and collection of secondary data and analysis of program reports and evaluations to determine effective use of grant funding by communications, philanthropy, and human services nonprofit organizations to build human capital and promote civic engagement. Grantees were interviewed to obtain feedback about their experiences with their civic engagement projects. (January - March, 2009).

Student National Household Transportation Survey (NHTS) (Asad Khattak, ODU) - web survey and follow-up phone calls to Old Dominion University students regarding their travel patterns and behaviors that are collected nationally through the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS). Conducted on behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation and in conjunction with three other Virginia Universities (VCU, UVA, and VT). Data to be used by travel demand forecasters to predict travel demand and use for Virginia college students. Methodological paper presented at the 65th Annual American Association of Public Opinion Research in Chicago, IL. (January, 2009 - February, 2010)

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP) - satisfaction survey of consumers of Virginia Community Services Boards to include approximately 10,000 adult mental health and substance abuse consumers who have received services. (March - May, 2009)
Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia Family Survey -- Mail and telephone survey of 5800 families in Virginia regarding the services provided to infants and toddlers to address developmental delays and disabilities. (August -- December 2009)

Virginia Youth Services Survey for Families (YSS) -- Two stage mail survey of 7000 families receiving youth services from the 40 Community Service Boards in Virginia. (October -- December, 2009)

2008

Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program (CSEEP) Finisher Survey (Steve Tonselson, ODU) -- Telephone and mail survey of Old Dominion University's Commonwealth Special Education Program (CSEEP) special education teacher participants to evaluate the impact of program participation on the likelihood of teachers remaining in special education. (February -- April, 2008)

Virginia Office of the Inspector General Mental Health Facility Survey -- Teleform survey and document development, scanning and anlysis to assist data collection efforts of Virginia's mental health facilities within the 40 Community Services Boards (CSBS). Data used to assess the range, nature, and other characteristics of Virginia's public community mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services for children and adolescents. (March -- July, 2008)

Virginia Youth Services Survey for Families (YSS) -- Two stage mail survey of 7000 families receiving youth services from the 40 Community Service Boards in Virginia. (June -- September, 2008)

Community-Police Satisfaction Survey (Allison Chappell and Mona Danner, ODU) -- Telephone survey of 600 Chesapeake residents to examine public perceptions of and satisfaction with the Chesapeake Police Department. (July -- December, 2008)

Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia Family Survey -- Mail and telephone survey of 5800 families in Virginia regarding the services provided to infants and toddlers to address developmental delays and disabilities. (August -- December 2008)

ROSS Evaluation -- Data collection and analysis of Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority resident cases files for the Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program. The program provides education, employment, and other serivces to public housing residents who are trying to become self-sufficient. (November, 2008 -- February, 2009)

2007

Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority (PHRA) Hope VI Evaluation Plan - Evaluation of Portsmouth's HOPE VI Jeffry Wilson Homes Revitalization Project to include a process evaluation to monitor the delivery of Community and Support Services (CSS) and relocation process as well as an outcome evaluation assessing client outcomes through resident and staff interviews. (January, 2007-December, 2011)

Quality of Life Indicators Among Elderly Persons (ODU Multidisciplinary Seed Grant): Measuring and Mapping the Interrelationships Between Health, Transportation Needs, Happiness, Economics and Mistreatment - Phone survey of Hampton Roads' residents looking at the quality of life among the elderly population as compared to their younger counterparts. (January-June, 2007)

Virginia Youth Services Survey for Families (YSS) - Two-stage mail survey of 7000 families receiving youth services from the 40 Community Service Boards in Virginia. (May - September, 2007)

The Impact of Academic Podcasting: Emerging Technologies in the Foreign Language Classroom - A survey of ODU students and faculty to determine if the use of podcasting technology in foreign language courses results in increased pedagogical effectiveness and greater student learning outcomes. (May, 2007-August, 2008)

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP) - satisfaction survey of consumers of Virginia Community Services Boards to include approximately 7500 adult mental health and substance abuse consumers who have received services. (September, 2007 - January, 2008)

2006

Virginia Youth Services Survey for Families (YSS) - Two-stage mail survey of 7000 families receiving youth services from the 40 Community Service Boards in Virginia. (April-August, 2006)

Virginia Law Foundation (VLF) - Evaluation of Norfolk's Mental Health Court to determine achievement of goals including promoting better outcomes for clients with mental illnesses and/or co-occurring disorders than more traditional approaches and reduction of costs associated with such approaches (i.e., incarceration). (July, 2006-December, 2007)

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP) - survey of consumers of Virginia Community Services Boards to include approximately 7500 adult mental health and substance abuse consumers who have received services. (August - December, 2006)

Eastern Carolina University (ECU) Information Technology (IT) Literacy and Skills in Rural Schools Evaluation - Evaluation of an NSF grant that develops and conducts training academies for parents, high school students and high school teachers to help integrate IT concepts into math and science lessons to promote IT literacy among students. (October, 2006-September, 2008)

2005

Enhancing State Capacity to Address Child Adolescent Health through Violence Prevention (VDH) - Participate in a statewide workgroup to identify statewide prevention programs and data sources regarding youth violent prevention. Assist in the prioritization and final selection of recommendations for a state strategic plan regarding youth violence prevention. Assist in disseminating, integrating and promoting the adoption of the strategic plan as a blueprint for violence prevention. (January, 2005-October, 2006)

General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) - Coordinate and participate in the design, development and implementation of Virginia's Part C/Early Intervention Outcome Indicator System. (January, 2005-December, 2007)

Virginia Youth Services Survey for Families (YSS) - Two-stage mail survey of 7000 families receiving youth services from the 40 Community Service Boards in Virginia. (February - September, 2005)

Investing in Virginia's Children - Evaluation of Smart Beginnings South Hampton Roads regarding the coordination of professional development activities and pilot programs that targeted early childcare providers in the five South Hampton Roads communities of Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake. (September, 2005-June, 2007)

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) Nuclear Technologies Education Evaluation - Evaluation of an NSF grant that provides teachers in Central Virginia with the resources and professional development opportunities needed to successfully teach technical skills for the nuclear energy industry as well as providing middle school and high school students with the technical skills required for a successful career in the nuclear energy support technologies industry. (September, 2005-October, 2007)

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP) - survey of consumers of Virginia Community Services Boards and consumer run programs of approximately 7500 adult mental health and substance abuse consumers who have received services. (September - December, 2005)

2004

Evaluation of Virginia's Sexual Assault Provider System (VDH) - Comprehensive assessment of the network of sexual assault services providers in Virginia (April - November, 2004)

Virginia Early Intervention Database Management and Implementation (VA DBHDS, Part C)-Implementation of web-enabled client tracking and local system monitoring database systems; data management and analysis (March, 2004 - June, 2005).

Quality of Life Regional Survey (Joshua Behr, ODU): -- telephone survey of 1200 Hampton Roads residents assessing various quality of life indicators (February - June 2004)

Tobacco Sales Survey: VA DBHDS -telephone survey of over 22000 VA businesses to establish database of tobacco sales businesses in VA (February - April, 2004).

Evaluation of VISITS Web-Enabled Referral Data System: Virginia Department of Health -A comprehensive evaluation of the implementation effectiveness for VISITS; statewide policy development and implementation planning consultation (February - June, 2004).

Telephone Survey of Hampton Roads Literacy Providers: The Literacy Partnership - A survey of providers to compile a comprehensive referral directory (January - February, 2004

Telephone Survey of Hampton Roads Schools Computer Utilization for English and Writing Learning: Old Dominion University - A survey of school IT personnel to asses availability and utilization of computers for English and writing courses (February - March, 2004).

2003

Evaluation of Social Service Professional Training: Square One, Inc. - A level three evaluation examining the effectiveness of training for social service professionals (July, 2003 - June, 2004)

Portsmouth Ready To Read Evaluation: City of Portsmouth- evaluate implementation fidelity and program outcomes for collaborative reading readiness programs (September, 2003 - May, 2004)

Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: Old Dominion University (Tonelson)- analyze and evaluate program data to assess overall effectiveness (July, 2003 - June, 2004)

Virginia Mental Health Services Consumer Satisfaction Survey - dissemination, compilation, and management of satisfaction survey data (September - December, 2003)

Norfolk Ready to Read Evaluation: Norfolk Public Schools -evaluate implementation fidelity and program outcomes for a home-based family early learning model in Norfolk (February, 2003 - December, 2004)

Chesapeake Ready to Read Evaluation: Chesapeake Public Schools - evaluate implementation fidelity and program outcomes for an early learning program in Chesapeake (February, 2003 - December, 2004)

Virginia Early Intervention MIMS and ITOTS Implementation and Data Management: VA DBHDS -design, implement, and evaluate an integrated, web-enabled state data management system (March, 2003 - February, 2004)

Early Intervention Longitudinal Data Analysis: Westat, Inc. - conduct trend and group comparison analysis of a five year intake data set for early intervention in Virginia (March, 2003 - July, 2003)

Youth Services Survey: VA DBHDS -design and implement a statewide mail survey, including data analysis, of over 3000 families receiving youth services (March, 2003 - May, 2003).

Community Business Survey: Eastern Shore Community College - design and implement a web and follow-up telephone survey, with focus groups to assess business perceptions of training needs (March, 2003 - September, 2003).

Advanced Technology Center Evaluation: Tidewater Community College - Evaluate the implementation fidelity and effectiveness of the TCC ATC. (March, 2003 - February, 2004)

2002

Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: Old Dominion University (Tonelson) - analyze and evaluate program data to assess overall effectiveness (August, 2002 - June, 2003)

Tobacco Vendor Database Verification Project (II): VA DBHDS - a telephone survey of over 21,000 retail outlets in Virginia (November 2002)

Clean Community Commission Data Analysis: City of Virginia Beach - compilation and analysis of litter data gathered since 1993; mapping of litter density in Virginia Beach (August, 2002 - November, 2002

Youth Opportunities Plan Evaluation: City of Virginia Beach - data collection, compilation, and analysis; report development for the evaluation of progress on the city's youth opportunities plan (April, 2002 - November, 2002)

Library Geneology Survey: City of Virginia Beach - analysis of data from staff and customers of the city's libraries (May, 2002 - December, 2002)

Early Intervention Monitoring and Improvement Measurement System: VA DBHDS - data management, data analysis, training, and general consultation for statewide performance and outcome measurement system to support continuous quality improvement for early intervention services (March, 2002-June, 2003)

Youth Services Survey: VA DBHDS - design and implement a statewide mail survey, including data analysis, of over 3000 families receiving youth services (April, 2002 - May, 2002)

Leadership Development Institute Survey: VA Conference of the United Methodist Church - design and implement a statewide mail survey and follow up focus groups, including data analysis, of over 4000 local pastors and other church officials (April, 2002 - October, 2002)

Ready To Read Evaluation Consultation: Cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach - provide technical support in the development and initial implementation of an evaluation of the cities' Ready To Read Initiatives (April, 2002 - February, 2003)

Workforce Development Training Evaluation: Tidewater Community College - evaluation of a workforce development initiative for local shipyard workers (March, 2002 - February, 2004)

Survey of Hampton Roads Residents on Religion: James Koch and James Cobb - a telephone survey of 750 Hampton Roads residents on issues related to religion and perceptions of faith community behavior (January, 2002)

Tobacco Vendor Database Verification Project: VA DBHDS - a telephone survey of over 21,000 retail outlets in Virginia (February, 2002)

2001

Analysis of TANF Data: Norfolk State University - Analysis of survey and focus group data for NSU study of TANF recipients (September, 2001-December 2001).

ICDF Data System Conversion and Management: VA DBHDS - Management of statewide effort to redesign and implement a new data management system for early intervention in Virginia (October, 2001 - September, 2002).

Telework Survey (Davis) - National telephone survey assessing telecommuting practices in today's workforce (July - September, 2001).

The Vietnam Project Evaluation: Tidewater Community College - Evaluation of implementation and outcome for students and faculty participating in new Vietnam experience project implemented at the community college (June, 2001 - May, 2002).

Early Intervention Monitoring and Improvement Measurement System: VA DBHDS - personnel management, data management, data analysis, and general consultation for statewide performance and outcome measurement system to support continuous quality improvement for early intervention services (March, 2001 - March, 2002).

Addiction Severity Index Follow-up Telephone Interviews: Norfolk Community Services Board - telephone survey of 300 substance abuse service cusumers about their current drug and alcohol use and medical, legal, and employment status (ongoing).

Addiction Severity Index Follow-up Telephone Interviews: Eastern Shore Community - telephone survey of 100 substance abuse service cusumers about their current drug and alcohol use and medical, legal, and employment status (ongoing).

Addiction Severity Index Follow-up Telephone Interviews: Portsmouth Behavioral Health Care Services - telephone survey of 400 substance abuse service cusumers about their current drug and alcohol use and medical, legal, and employment status (ongoing).

Old Dominion University State of the Region Report Survey of Hampton Roads Residents on Race and Ethnicity: ODU (Clemons) - a telephone survey of 1300 Hampton Roads residents on issues related to race and ethnicity, economic development, and regionalism (June, 2001).

Addiction Severity Index, Recent Treatment Scale, and Consumer Satisfaction Follow-up Telephone Interviews: VA DBHDS - three stage telephone survey of 800 substance abuse service consumers about their current drug and alcohol use and medical, legal, and employment status (May, 2001 - December, 2001).

Empowerment Zone Resident and Business Survey: Empowerment 2010, Inc. (Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA in collaboration with Norfolk State University) - evaluation of existing perceptions and conditions among Zone residents and businesses prior to Zone program implementation (June, 2001 - January, 2002).

Student Perception and Satisfaction Assessment: Old Dominion University Engineering Fundamentals Division - evaluation of departing student perceptions regarding E.F.D. course curriculum, program supports, and overall satisfaction (June - July, 2001).

Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education Program Evaluation: Tidewater Community College - evaluation of international program mentoring model implementation (May - Decemeber, 2001).

2000

Survey of Virginia Voter Opinion: Virginian Pilot (Medvic) - telephone survey of Virginia voters on upcoming elections, political participation, and other issues (February, 2000).

Early Intervention Monitoring and Improvement Measurement System: VA DBHDS - implementation management, data management, and data analysis for statewide performance and outcome measurement system to support continuous quality improvements for early intervention services (March, 2000 - March, 2001).

Old Dominion University State of the Region Report Survey of Hampton Roads Residents: ODU (Ruchelman, Johnson) - a telephone survey of 1150 Hampton Roads residents on issues related to economic development and regionalism (June, 2000).

Pedestrian Safety: VA DMV (Porter) -- a telephone survey of 1200 Virginia residents (July, 2000).

Survey of Virginia Voter Opinion: Virginian Pilot (Medvic) - telephone survey of Virginia voters on upcoming elections, political participation, and other issues (August - September, 2000).

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit National Policy Analysis: Center for Pediatric Research - telephone survey of hospital staff regarding NICU parent visitation policies (August - November, 2000).

Community College Service Learning Evaluation: Tidewater Community College - evaluation of student and faculty outcomes related to service learning program implementation (October, 2000 - September, 2003).

Data Entry and Management System Design Needs Assessment: Center for Pediatric Research - focus group assessment of end-user preferences and needs in the design of a new hospital-based data entry system (October - December, 2000).

Addiction Severitiy Index Data Management Support: VA DBHDS - technical support for CSB data entry and data management process at a local CSB (October, 2000 - May, 2001).

Starbase Atlantis Program Evaluation (Tonelson) - outcomes evaluation for participants of U.S. Navy education support program (October, 2000 - May, 2001)