Faculty & Student Awards


The Graduate School honors several faculty and students throughout the year for their extraordinary contributions and continued excellence in serving their community at Old Dominion University (ODU). We celebrate each award recipient and thank you for being dedicated to achieving and sustaining excellence in educational and scholarly pursuits. Reign on!

Faculty Awards

University Doctoral Mentoring Awards

Each year the Graduate School honors one tenured faculty member from each academic college for their outstanding mentorship of doctoral students.

Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2024

Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

Each year the Office of Academic Affairs honors one tenured faculty member for their excellence in graduate teaching.

Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2024

Student Awards

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

Each year Old Dominion University recognizes two outstanding graduate teaching assistants. One for laboratory instruction and one for classroom instruction.

Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2024

Check out the Academic Affairs Awards page for additional honors available to faculty and professional staff.