Vision

Advancing a collaborative, innovative and diverse research community of education scholars impacting student success and community trust.

Mission

To maximize the impact of scholarly activity, the DCEPS Research Support Center will:

  • promote faculty, student and community interdisciplinary relationships,
  • establish platforms and networks to share new knowledge,
  • develop infrastructure for funding development and resource acquisition, and
  • support professional development and mentorship that leads to research excellence.

Core Values

As a community of education scholars and leaders, the DCEPS Research Support Center will operate under the following fundamental beliefs:

We value interdisciplinary relationships among faculty, students, and the community that leads to the exchange of ideas and the discovery of new knowledge. 

We are dedicated to supporting faculty and students in achieving research excellence.

We are committed to establishing a culture that brings together ideas from diverse perspectives that addresses the complex problems in education.

We value interdisciplinary relationships among faculty, students, and the community that leads to the exchange of ideas and the discovery of new knowledge. 

We are dedicated to supporting faculty and students in achieving research excellence.

We are committed to establishing a culture that brings together ideas from diverse perspectives that addresses the complex problems in education.

Leadership

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research Darden College of Education & Professional Studies

Dr. Katsioloudis is an Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Research at the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies at Old Dominion University. He has also served as Chair of the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, and Program Leader for the Industrial Technology program. Over the last 15 years, he demonstrated consistent growth by conducting research on improving teacher performance in STEM education, focusing on spatial visualization best teaching practices, and enhancing a national STEM-educated workforce; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial technology/engineering and technology education; and serving his academic and professional communities. 

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research Darden College of Education & Professional Studies

Dr. Katsioloudis is an Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Research at the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies at Old Dominion University. He has also served as Chair of the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, and Program Leader for the Industrial Technology program. Over the last 15 years, he demonstrated consistent growth by conducting research on improving teacher performance in STEM education, focusing on spatial visualization best teaching practices, and enhancing a national STEM-educated workforce; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial technology/engineering and technology education; and serving his academic and professional communities. 

Coordinator of Student Research Support

Professor Department of Teaching & Learning

Angela Eckhoff is a Professor and Graduate Program Director of the PhD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. Since joining the faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning in 2011, Dr. Eckhoff has served as program director for multiple graduate programs and teaches graduate students across the college in various courses. She has served as a dissertation chair or committee member to over 40 doctoral students in DCEPS. In these roles, she has worked to advocate for graduate programming that provides scholars with the resources needed to develop critical, responsive research agendas addressing complex problems. In addition, Dr. Eckhoff has served her own professional organization, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, as a Consulting Editor for six consecutive terms.  She has served on numerous state and regional boards working to advocate for research into practice approaches to policy enactment in early childhood.  Most currently working alongside Zero to Three in Washington, DC on a national early STEM initiative. Dr. Eckhoff has also served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over 1.2 million in funding while at Old Dominion University.

Professor Department of Teaching & Learning

Angela Eckhoff is a Professor and Graduate Program Director of the PhD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. Since joining the faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning in 2011, Dr. Eckhoff has served as program director for multiple graduate programs and teaches graduate students across the college in various courses. She has served as a dissertation chair or committee member to over 40 doctoral students in DCEPS. In these roles, she has worked to advocate for graduate programming that provides scholars with the resources needed to develop critical, responsive research agendas addressing complex problems. In addition, Dr. Eckhoff has served her own professional organization, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, as a Consulting Editor for six consecutive terms.  She has served on numerous state and regional boards working to advocate for research into practice approaches to policy enactment in early childhood.  Most currently working alongside Zero to Three in Washington, DC on a national early STEM initiative. Dr. Eckhoff has also served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over 1.2 million in funding while at Old Dominion University.

DCEPS Research Task Force

Professor Department of Human Movement Studies & Special Education
Assistant Professor Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
Graduate Program Director Department of Counseling & Human Services
Assistant Professor Department of Teaching & Learning
Professor & Chair Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

Professor Department of Human Movement Studies & Special Education

Assistant Professor Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

Graduate Program Director Department of Counseling & Human Services

Assistant Professor Department of Teaching & Learning

Professor & Chair Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies