Focusing On Academic Excellence

Teaching matters. 

Our brilliant students deserve the very best education possible. That’s why we focus on attracting and retaining impressive faculty who provide outstanding lessons and mentorship for our students. 

Attracts Top Talent

To reach more students and extend the breadth of our research, we must attract more world-class faculty. To that end, ODU will raise an additional $34 million for endowed chairs and professorships. And since top-notch professors need the best technology and equipment to get the job done, so we will seek to provide them with $16 million in state-of-the-art resources so the best and brightest can be their best.

Outstanding Faculty Awards

35 recipients of the  Outstanding Faculty Awards, the Commonwealth’s highest honor, are ODU professors. 

Example of ODU's Excellent Faculty

  • Anil Nair

    Professor of Marketing Management professor who works to help overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship

  • Nora Noffke

    Professor of Ocean & Earth Sciences Work related to the study of microscopic structures has been cited to date in the origins of life

  • Luisa Igloria

    Professor of English 20th Poet Laureate of Virginia

  • Sachin Shetty

    Executive Director, Center for Secure and Intelligent Critical Systems Modeling and simulation expert whose collaboration with Sentara Healthcare is providing better protection for patient information

Signature Events

Alumni Honors

Celebrate distinguished and outstanding alumni who have excelled in their professions and impacted their communities.

Golf Tournament

Old Dominion University Alumni Association Golf Tournament


Homecoming at Old Dominion University has evolved from a single-day event to a weeklong celebration.

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