March 17, 2017
Two Old Dominion University (ODU) faculty members, Anatoly Radyushkin, eminent scholar and professor of physics, and Jennifer Michaeli, assistant professor of engineering technology, recently received Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
Among Virginia universities, Old Dominion trails only the College of William & Mary in its total number of SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award winners. Radyushkin and Michaeli are two of 12 faculty members recognized statewide this year.
“It is gratifying to be recognized, particularly since ODU professors of physics have received this honor three years in a row,” said Radyushkin, who has maintained a joint position between Old Dominion’s Department of Physics and the Jefferson Lab since 1992.
Michaeli was recognized in the “rising star” category by SCHEV. She joined the faculty in 2012 and has developed new undergraduate and graduate courses in naval architecture and marine engineering, enthusiastically mentors engineering students and promotes advances in curriculum, lab infrastructure, and collaborative partnerships across academia, Navy and Industry.
Since 1987, the SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards have honored faculty at Virginia’s institutions of higher learning who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, research and service.
“The faculty members we honor here today have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence. They have used their expertise to inspire both students and their communities,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe said. “Supporting the wonderful educators who make up Virginia’s world-class higher education system is a crucial component of building the new Virginia economy, and it is my privilege to recognize each of them with the Outstanding Faculty Award.”
Each of the SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award winners received an engraved award and $5,000, underwritten by the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources. Dominion is the parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.
Article reprinted from materials provided by Old Dominion University.