Professor and Eminent Scholar Alexander Gurevich and Professor and Eminent Scholar Michelle Kelley have been named the 2021 recipients of Faculty, Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Awards by the Old Dominion University Office of Research.
Gurevich joined the Department of Physics in 2011 and was recognized as an Eminent Scholar in 2021. He has also earned the Shining Star, Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Distinguished Research and the Faculty Excellence awards. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has published 177 journal papers and has been cited over 15,000 times. Gurevich has been invited to speak at international conferences and scientific centers in the United States, Europe, Japan, and China.
His research is in theoretical condensed matter physics and superconductivity, vortex matter in superconductors, electrodynamics of nonlocal and nonlinear media, materials science and accelerator science. He has been awarded more than $3 million in research grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.
In his nomination letter, Anatoly Radyushkin, professor and Eminent Scholar of physics at ODU, described Gurevich as "a world-class researcher who made seminal contributions in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. We are honored to have him as a colleague in the Physics Department."
Kelley joined the Department of Psychology in 1988 and was recognized as an Eminent Scholar in 2016. She has earned the Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Research Faculty of the Year awards and numerous honors from ODU's College of Sciences. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Kelley has also received an American Psychological Association (APA) Presidential Citation and the APA Society for Military Psychology Distinguished Mentor Award.
Her research examines the effects of parental alcohol and drug abuse disorders on their school-age and young adult children and the impact of deployments on military members and their families. She describes the goal of her research as working to "understand, disseminate and, at times, implement
interventions aimed toward changing the trajectory of individual and family development."
Kelley has 164 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has been invited to present her work at national and international conferences. She has been awarded nearly $3 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, American Psychological Association and other organizations.
In his nomination letter, George Noell, professor and chair of psychology, said Kelley is "a consummate and well-rounded scholar." He added that her "record of scholarship is simply extraordinary and brings
tremendous distinction to ODU."
This is the 37th year of the Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Award, which recognizes excellence in tenured full-time faculty members with at least five years of service at ODU. Visit this site for a list of previous recipients.