ODU F1RST Faculty

The phrase "first-generation college students" is used to describe students whose parents or grandparents did not earn a college degree. Our conversations indicate that many of our faculty and faculty administrators were first-generation college students themselves.

The main goal of the 'F1RST Faculty' opportunity is to encourage faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom through relationships that help to improve sense of belonging for both first-gen faculty and first-gen students.

Be a F1RST-Gen Friend

List your name, contact information, photo and department on the the First-Gen Faculty program website. AND attend exclusive first-gen events where students and faculty can meet, learn, socialize, and build relationships with each other.

Bea a F1RST-Gen Team Member

Help plan activities and events as part of a first-gen faculty working group. Work associated with the group is recognized as service to the university.

Be a F1RST-Gen Mentor

Mentor a first-gen student (one-on-one meetings face-to-face or online, phone calls, email, etc.). Mentor-mentee meetings are recognized as service to the university.

F1RST Faculty

Assistant Professor Philosophy & Religious Studies
Dean, Honors College Patricia & Douglas Perry Honors College
Master Lecturer Communication & Theatre Arts
Master Lecturer and Director of Writing Placement and Support English
Higher Ed Teach Res Asst Sociology & Criminal Justice
Chief Departmental Adviser English

Professor & Chair Department of Economics

Curriculum Coordinator Career Switcher Program
Associate Professor Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies
Professor Department of Teaching & Learning
Professor Department of Teaching & Learning
Professor Department of Teaching & Learning
Professor Department of Teaching & Learning
Professor & Chair Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies
Senior Lecturer & Faculty Advisor, Human Services Association Department of Counseling & Human Services

Senior Lecturer Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Adjunct Instructional Faculty School of Continuing Education

Associate Professor School of Nursing
Professor Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor School of Nursing
Lecturer School of Nursing

Special Assistant to the President Office of the President
Higher Ed Teach Res Asst Communication & Theatre Arts
Associate Vice President for Administration Student Engagement & Enrollment Services
Director, Geospatial & Vis Sys Information Technology Services
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Director Network Services Information Technology Services
Counselor Coordinator
Dir, Sophomore Success Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships
Senior Trio Officer Student Support Services
Director, Ssrc Social Science Research Center