Program Manager & Advisor
Engineering & Technology

Kim Bullington Ph.D.

2101k Engineering Systems Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Higher Education, Old Dominion University, (2014)

Ed.S. in Higher Education Administration, Old Dominion University, (2010)

M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Old Dominion University, (2006)

B.A. in French, Old Dominion University, (1998)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Dean, A. W., Bullington, K., Jovanovic, V., Landaeta, R. and Tomovic, C. "A Pathway to Completion for Veterans Pursuing Engineering and Engineering Technology Degrees" $995,821. Federal. April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2023
Bullington, K. and Nuckols, W. L. "Reimagining the History of Higher Education in the Digital Age" $5,000. State. August 16, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Expertise

Adult Learning
College Access
College Life
College Student Adjustment
College Student Development
Communities of Practice
Comparative Education
Educational Policy
Engineering Education
Higher Education
Identity Development
Military Families
Military-Connected Students and Schools
STEM Education
STEM Retention
Student Affairs

Research Interests

student success; student retention; military students; veteran students; Greek Life

Articles

Bullington, K., Shank, J. and Messina, N. (2022). Free and low-cost support services for student veterans and service members. 2021 NASPA Knowledge Community Publication. , pp. 80-82.
Sasso, P. A., Jeffers, A., Altstadt, A., Bullington, K. and Enciso, M. Personal “reservations:” Revealing the selective invisibility in multiracial Native American students. . Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
Bullington, K., Thomas, D. J., Nuckols, W. L., Howell, J. and Gregory, D. E. (2022). VETDEBT: An analysis of student veteran credit card use while enrolled in postsecondary education. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health.
Bullington, K., Bills, K. L., Thomas, D. J. and Nuckols, W. L. (2022). Above-average student loan debt for students with disabilities attending postsecondary institutions. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 35 (1) , pp. 31-44.
Hardy, K., Williams, M. R., Bullington, K. and Commodore, F. (2021). Preparing to fill the leadership gap: The challenges facing women leaders in mid-level positions at urban community colleges. Journal of Women in Educational Leadership 278 , pp. 1-20.
Bullington, K., Tomovic, C., Dean, A. W., White, A. C. and Landaeta, R. (2021). Enhancing adult students’ sense of community in engineering degrees: Preliminary results. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Reserch 22 (3) , pp. 33-43.
Shank, J., Bullington, K. and Diamond, A. (2020). Campus support for military-connected students. 2020 NASPA Knowledge Community Publication , pp. 106-108.
Evans, R., Stansberry, D., Bullington, K. and Burnett, D. D. (2020). First in college: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of first generation college students. Inquiry – The Journal of Virginia Community Colleges 23 (1) , pp. 1-32.
Nuckols, W. L., Bullington, K. and Gregory, D. E. (2020). Was it worth it? Using student loans to finance a college degree. Higher Education Politics & Economics 6 (1) , pp. 1-19.
Jovanovic, V., Bullington, K., Dean, A. W., Tomovic, C. and Landaeta, R. (2019). Establishing a pathway to completion for pursuing engineering and engineering technology degrees through a scholarship program at a mid-sized institution.
Shank, J., Bullington, K. and Diamond, A. (2019). Recent developments in military-connected student research. 2019 NASPA Knowledge Community Publication , pp. 101-103.
Bullington, K., Gregory, D. E. and Kurisky, B. D. (2011). Retention issues of mature students: A comparative higher education analysis of programs in the United States and Ireland. Journal of Counselling and Development in Higher Education Southern Africa 1 (1) , pp. 59-76.
Bullington, K., Keating, C. B. and Unal, R. (2010). ASEM Certification: Process, value, and application. American Society of Engineering Management.

Books

Sibson, K. Bullington. (2014). Impact of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill: An examination of retention of first year students studying in the Hampton Roads area .

Book Chapters

Gregory, D. E. and Bullington, K. Faith-based higher education in the United States: The history and present status of religiously associated institutions Diversity of opportunity and privileged access: Institutional types across American higher education..
Snider, J. C., Sasso, P. and Bullington, K. The multiple identities and experiences of multiracial sorority and fraternity students through a MultiCrit lens Amplifying voice, advancing belonging, & affirming identity in sororities and fraternities Information Age Publishing.
Gregory, D. E., Nuckols, W. L. and Bullington, K. (2022). The Clery Act: An evolving focus and enhanced importance for the future Campus crime: Legal, social, and policy perspectives Charles C. Thomas Publishers.
Bullington, K. (2021). Tools for change: Introduction of a new model for member initiation From letters to leaders: New member education and belonging Greek University.

Conference Proceeding

Bullington, K., Dean, A. W., Jovanovic, V., Tomovic, C. and Landaeta, R. (2021). Facilitating veteran and adult students’ learning and retention in engineering: A model of an evidence-based practice Collaborative Network for Computing and Engineering Diversity (CoNECD) .
Magpili, L., Squires, A. F., Bullington, K., Vahala, L. L. and Taylor, A. (2019). Exporting online engineering management programs: Enablers, obstacles, and descriptions of programs at two universities 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
Pazos-Lago, M., Handley, H., Daniels, C., Bullington, K. and Hester, P. T. (2011). Teaching interactively using web-conferencing: The student perspective American Society of Engineering Management .

Presentations

Sasso, P. and Bullington, K. (November , 2022). More than the convenient friend: Racial buffering in multiracial sorority and fraternity members Oral Presentation 2021 SACSA Conference Norfolk, VA.
Bullington, K., Howell, J., Nuckols, W. L. and Gregory, D. E. (March 20, 2022). Food insecurity effects on military students and student veterans Oral Presentation 2022 NASPA Annual Conference Baltimore, MD.
Sasso, P. and Bullington, K. (March 20, 2022). More than the convenient friend: Racial buffering in multiracial sorority and fraternity members Oral Presentation 2022 NASPA Annual Conference Baltimore, MD.
Bullington, K., Howell, J. and Nuckols, W. L. (November 13, 2021). Food insecurity effects on military students and student veterans Oral Presentation 2021 SACSA Conference Norfolk, VA.
Howell, J., Bullington, K., Nuckols, W. L. and Gregory, D. E. (June 3, 2021). Online faculty self-efficacy and mindfulness Oral Presentation 2021 Old Dominion University Student Success Conference Norfolk, VA.
Bullington, K., Nuckols, W. L., Howell, J. and Gregory, D. E. (June 2, 2021). Food security and student veterans. Oral Presentation 2021 Old Dominion University Student Success Conference Norfolk, VA.
Bullington, K., Dean, A. W., Jovanovic, V., Tomovic, C. and Landaeta, R. (January , 2021). Facilitating veteran and adult students’ learning and retention in engineering: A model of an evidence-based practice Paper 2021 Annual Collaborative Network for Computing and Engineering Diversity (CoNECD) Virtual.
Jovanovic, V., Bullington, K., Dean, A. W., Tomovic, C. and Landaeta, R. (June , 2020). NSF S-STEM project update: A pathway to completion for pursuing engineering and engineering technology degrees Paper 2020 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Montreal, Canada.
Bullington, K., Nuckols, W. L., Gregory, D. E. and Sultzer, D. (January , 2020). Bicker, moan, or take out a loan: Financial survival skills Oral Presentation Student Veterans of American National Conference Los Angeles, CA.
Magpili, L., Squires, A. F., Bullington, K., Vahala, L. L. and Taylor, A. K. (June , 2019). Exporting online engineering management programs: Enablers, obstacles, and descriptions of programs at two universities. Paper 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Tampa, FL.
Jovanovic, V., Bullington, K., Dean, A. W., Tomovic, C. and Landaeta, R. (June , 2019). Establishing a pathway to completion for pursuing engineering and engineering technology degrees through a scholarship program at a mid-sized institution Paper ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Tampa, FL.
Jovanovic, V., Dean, A. W., Tomovic, C. and Bullington, K. (September , 2018). Multiple support mechanisms for adult and veteran students that increase academic success in engineering and technology education Paper 6th IAJC International Conference Orlando, FL.
Unal, R., Bullington, K. and Keating, C. B. (October , 2013). Asynchronous Master of Engineering Management programs: Pitfalls and opportunities. Paper American Society of Engineering Management Virginia Beach, VA.
Kurisky, B. D., Gregory, D. E., Bullington, K., Broderick, K. and Dickie, E. (June , 2013). Comparative analysis of the United States and United Kingdom higher education gift giving system Paper XV Comparative Education World Congress Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gregory, D. E., Broderick, K., Kurisky, B. D., Bullington, K. and Dickie, E. (June , 2013). Comparative higher education systems class as a means to increase international understanding of higher education systems Paper XV Comparative Education World Congress Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gregory, D. E., Broderick, K., Dickie, E., Kurisky, B. D. and Bullington, K. (June , 2013). Disability law and university policy in the United States Paper XV Comparative Education World Congress Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gregory, D. E., Bullington, K., Broderick, K., Dickie, E. and Kurisky, B. D. (June , 2013). Federal higher education initiatives in the United States Paper XV Comparative Education World Congress Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Kurisky, B. D., Bullington, K., Gregory, D. E., Broderick, K. and Dickie, E. (June , 2013). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered student rights on Italian campuses Paper XV Comparative Education World Congress Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bullington, K., Gregory, D. E., Kurisky, B. D., Broderick, K. and Dickie, E. (June , 2013). Retention issues of mature students: A comparative examination of programs in the United States and Ireland Paper XV Comparative Education World Congress Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Levingston, K. and Bullington, K. (May 23, 2013). Ensuring sustained support for military connected students through the creation of an interdisciplinary military alliance Oral Presentation Meeting the Needs of SUNY Veterans Conference Syracuse, NY.
Levingston, K. and Bullington, K. (February 12, 2013). Ensuring sustained support for military connected students through the creation of an interdisciplinary military alliance Oral Presentation Fifth Annual Veteran Symposium for Higher Education Louisville, KY.
Kurisky, B. D. and Bullington, K. (February 25, 2012). Successful fundraising initiatives Golden Key International Honour Society Region 2&3 Summit Norfolk, VA.
Kurisky, B. D. and Bullington, K. (February 25, 2012). The essentials for a successful GK presidency Golden Key International Honour Society Region 2&3 Summit Norfolk, VA.
Kurisky, B. D., Gregory, D. E. and Bullington, K. (January 10, 2012). A comparative analysis of the United States and United Kingdom higher education gift giving system World Universities Forum Rhodes, Greece.
Bullington, K., Gregory, D. E., Kurisky, B. D., Gideon, K. A. and Thomas, D. J. (January 9, 2012). Quality assurance in higher education: A comparative examination of the United States, Hong Kong, and Australia World Universities Forum Rhodes, Greece.
Pazos-Lago, M., Handley, H., Daniels, C., Bullington, K. and Hester, P. T. (October , 2011). Teaching interactively using web-conferencing: The student perspective National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management Lubbock, TX.
Bullington, K. (April 6, 2011). Transitioning from the military to student Graduate Research Achievement Day Norfolk, VA.
Kurisky, B. D., Bullington, K. and Katina, P. (February 26, 2011). Helping your chapter succeed by knowing your members Golden Key International Honour Society Regional Summit Greenville, NC.
Bullington, K., Unal, R. and Keating, C. B. (October 15, 2010). ASEM certification: Process, value, and application American Society for Engineering Management Annual Conference Fayetteville, AR.
Unal, R., Keating, C. B. and Bullington, K. (October 16, 2009). MS degree certification process American Society for Engineering Management Annual Conference Branson, MO.
Beers, K. E. and Bullington, K. (April 11, 2001). A walk through transfer articulation SCT Banner Annual Summit Toronto CANADA.
  • 2022: Mid-Level Professional Award, Southern Association for College Student Affairs
  • 2022: Outstanding Adjunct Faculty, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • 2014: Dr. Robert L. Burns Award for Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 2012-2014, Sigma Pi Fraternity International
  • 2014: Order of Omega Honor Society Honorary Inductee, Order of Omega
  • 2013: Advisor of the Year Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2013: Donald K. Marchand Alumni/ae Award for Greek Advisor of the Year, Office of Student Activities and Leadership
  • 2013: Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 200 Executive Committee Award, Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2012: Chi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Chi Sigma Alpha
  • 2012: Graduate Scholar Award, World Universities Forum
  • 2011: Outstanding Education Specialist Gradute Student in Higher Education, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Golden Key International Honour Society, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2010: Omicron Delta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa
  • 2010: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2009: Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Tau Delta
  • 1991: Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Theta Kappa