Meet the Staff

Jonna Bobzien, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Jonna Bobzien, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Center for Implementation and Evaluation of Education Systems (CIEES) at Old Dominion University and an associate professor of special education. Dr. Bobzien is a co-primary investigator on two Virginia Department of Education personnel preparation grants; a 325K U.S. Department of Education Grant to prepare teachers to work with students with high needs disabilities; and a 325D U.S. Department of Education grant preparing individuals for leadership roles in adapted physical education. Dr. Bobzien’s research interests include supports for transition-age students with ASD and/or ID, the use of technology-based approaches to learning and coaching, and curricular approaches and quality of life measures for students with significant ID. 


Ann S. Maydosz, Ph.D.

Director of Administration and Operations

Ann Maydosz, Ph.D., has worked in higher education for the last 23 years, focusing on implementing and acquiring grants to support individuals in marginalized groups. She is currently the Director of Administration and Operations at the Center for Implementation and Evaluation of Education Systems (CIEES) at Old Dominion University, where she helps to guide a talented staff who provide and support instructional design for adult learners, special education teacher preparation, training and technical assistance, multitiered systems of supports, professional development, recruitment and retention initiatives, and program evaluation. 


Jackie Royster

Director of Budgeting and Finance

"I am pleased to be able to provide specialized knowledge by interpreting rules, regulations, procedures and policies from funding agencies and to combine those with University and Foundation policies. Being a part of a team who takes prides in providing good customer service whereby establishing effective relations with academic, professional and administrative staff and with representatives of funding agencies is what I'm all about."


Tracy Murray

Senior Program Support Technician

"Our office is always happy to assist our students / participants. Please feel free to contact us with any questions concerning participation in the grant. Remember to read all materials sent to you upon acceptance into the grant and check your ODU email for any updates."





Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs (CSEEP)