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Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences department is one of the largest at the university, challenging over one hundred graduate students and nearly seven hundred undergraduates to view biology from new perspectives based both on content and research experience.

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Dr. Sina Matin

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Baylor Scott and White Medical Center–Grapevine + 4

Class of 1988

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Surena F. Matin, MD, FACS

Professor of Urology

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Class of 1990

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Noelle M. Gabriel, MD,

CHKD Pediatrician

Emergency Dept. & Tidewater Children’s Associates

Class of 2002

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Imani Black

Faculty Research Assistant at UMCES

Founder & Owner of Minorities In Aquaculture

Class of 2016

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Carly York, PhD.

Assistant Professor, Biology


Class of 2016

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Donna Brehm

Virginia Beach Fire Department

Class of 1978

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Michael D. Hardee

Rear Admiral Commander

Fleet Readiness Centers, CNAF

Class of 1977

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Anil Sehgal

Contract Medical Writer

Class of 1994

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Samuel Garrett

Medical Doctor

Class of 1980

Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a program in biochemistry and an American Chemical Society certified program in chemistry, with an optional secondary education emphasis.

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Sarah Hall

Chief Executive Officer

Tamaya and Quad Chemical

Class of 1984

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Mary Maniscalco-Theberge


U.S. Army

Class of 1978

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Richard C. Davis, M.D.

Senior Executive, Consultant, Medical Doctor

Class of 1981

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science (CS) offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Master of Science with a major in computer science, and Doctor of Philosophy with a major in computer science.

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Michael Lê

President & CEO


Class of 1980

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Tony Patillo

Director of Engineering


Class of 1996

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James S. Cheng

Founder and Principal Stockholder

Computer and Hi-Tech Management, Inc. (CHM)

Class of 1982

Mathematics & Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics holds a unique distinction of being the only department in the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computational and Applied Mathematics.

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Candice Gerstner

Applied Research Mathematician

National Security Agency

Class of 2011

Ocean & Earth Sciences

The Department of Ocean & Earth Sciences acquires and disseminates knowledge of the earth system, including the relationships among the biological, chemical, geological and physical components of our planet.

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Myles Pocta


MAP Environmental Inc

Class of 1988

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Mark Thiemens

Distinguished Professor & Chancellors Associates Chair

UC San Diego

Class of 1975

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Lee D. Entsminger


Class of 1974


The physics department has been selected by the University to achieve national prominence, taking advantage of Old Dominion's proximity (a half-hour drive) to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), the world's premier nuclear physics research facility, and the NASA Langley Research Center.

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Nathan Dbzenski

Data Scientist

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Class of 2020

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Kathy McCormick, PhD.

Physical Scientist

US Federal Government

Class of 1999

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Luminita A. Todor, Ph.D., Esq.

Ph.D. in Nuclear Experimental Physics

Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC

Class of 2000


The department's full-time faculty represent a range of areas in psychology. The undergraduate program provides a broad coverage of the discipline along with research and applied opportunities to prepare students for a graduate education or diverse career paths.

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Kristina Uribarres

Social Media Influencer

Class of 1996

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Richard Giacolone

Labor and Employment Arbitrator/Mediator

Executive Director of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals

Class of 1979

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Doña A.P Storey

President & CEO

Quality Technical Services Inc. (QTS)

Class of 1973

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Gerald Gamache

Associate Professor of Psychology

Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Class of 1986

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Richard Turner

President and CEO

BEI Medical Systems

Class of 1969

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