The Provost's Spotlight series is a forum to highlight the accomplishments of Old Dominion University faculty by offering the opportunity to speak with them about their scholarship, motivation, challenges, backgrounds, and personal interests. The Spotlight series uses a question-and-answer format to give the audience insight into our marvelous ODU colleagues.
The Spring 2023 Provost’s Spotlight honored Professor William Owings, Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership, who served 21 years at ODU focused on teacher quality, principal quality, and finance and student achievement. Dr. Owings completed a 50-year career in education in 2023, having served as a public-school teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools. He is a distinguished Fellow of the National Education Finance Academy.
Dr. Luisa A. Igloria, Louis I. Jaffe Endowed Professor, Professor of English and Creative Writing, University Professor, and Virginia's Poet Laureate (2020-2022) offers insight on her background, inspiration, and creative work at the September 2020 Provost's Spotlight. She also reads some of her poetry as part of the presentation.
Dr. Shaomin Li, Eminent Scholar and Professor of International Business, was born in Beijing and has had a long and successful career in the U.S. and at ODU where he is the 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award Winner from (SCHEV). In this Provost's Spotlight, Dr. Li shares his business insight and scholarship and introduces us to some of his artistic work as well. (October 30, 2019).