MASTER LECTURER
Academic Affairs

Janet Brunelle

1103B DRAGAS HALL
NORFOLK, 23529

Janet Brunelle is a senior lecturer (teaching faculty) in the Department of Computer Science at Old Dominion University and also serves as Assistant Chair: Chief Departmental Advisor (CDA) and Undergraduate Program Director. She has been actively involved in assisting the research efforts for the recruitment and retention of women and minorities in computer science. Janet was selected to be part of the first cohort of Entsminger Fellows responsible for establishing a strong foundation of entrepreneurship at ODU. She has led the instructional body of courses for the internships and professional workforce development. Through these courses (online and F2F) students are guided through the process of software innovation and leadership in a research and entrepreneurial format. The undergraduate program serves over 800 undergraduate majors, provides courses for four other degree programs, and maintains ABET accreditation. Ms Brunelle has received Advisor of the Year awards at the college and national level on many occasions. She is often selected as Most Inspirational Faculty Member for top performing students and award recipients. She serves on six university level committees that include SACS accreditation and Policies and Procedures.

M.S. in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, (1987)

B.S. in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, (1980)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Major, D. A., Orvis, K. A., Vahala, L. L. and Brunelle, J. "Capitalizing on opportunity: Barriers and supports in the growth and retention of women undergraduates in engineering and computer science" $17,366. Old Dominion University. 2009 - 2009

Research Interests

LaRC:
Software reliability, Fault-tolerant software, Artificial intelligence

ODU:
Investigation of new teaching techniques and technologies

Conference Proceeding

Levinstein, I. B. and Brunelle, J. (2009). MiBoard: Metacognitive training through gaming in iSTART Proceedings of the VMASC Capstone Conference.

Presentations

Brunelle, J. ( 2009). Professional Initiative for Preparing Future Faculty at ODU .
Brunelle, J. ( 2008). Insite Conference .
Brunelle, J. ( 2006). Advising as teaching Norfolk, VA.
Brunelle, J. ( 2006). NACADA Summer Institute Portsmouth, VA.
Brunelle, J. ( 2006). Student problems Norfolk, VA.
Brunelle, J. ( 2006). Summer Technology Fair .
Brunelle, J. ( 2006). Parents: Deal them into advising Workshop at the Regional NACADA Conference .
Brunelle, J. ( 2005). Parents: Deal them into advising National NACADA Conference .
Brunelle, J. ( 2000). Summer Technology Fair .
Brunelle, J. ( 1999). Summer Technology Fair .
  • 2019: Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor, College of Science, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: Kaufman Awardee Faculty Award recognition , Old Dominion University
  • 2018: Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2017: Most Insprirational Faculty Member, College of Sciences, Banner Carrier - Adam Hill
  • 2015: Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2014: Entsminger Fellow, Old Dominion University
  • 2013: Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2007: Faculty Advisor of the Year (Region 2), National Academic Advising Association
  • 2007: Faculty Advisor of the Year: Honorable Mention, National Academic Advising Association
  • 2006: Advisor of the Year, College of Science, ODU
  • 2006: Most Inspiration Faculty Member for the COS Top Performing Undergraduate (Scott Parrish), ODU
  • 2005: Most Inspirational Faculty Member for the Kaufman Award Winner (Zeal Patel),
  • 2004: Who's Who of American Teachers,
  • 2002: Most Inspiration Faculty Award for Outstanding Computer Science Undergraduate Selectee, ODU
  • 2000: Advisor of the Year, College of Science, ODU
  • 1985: Induction, Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, ODU
  • 1983: President and Co-founder of NASA, LaRC SIGAI,