Team

ODU ePortfolio Team
Shelley Rodrigo
Shelley Rodrigo Digital Pedagogy Guru

Shelley Rodrigo

Dr. Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo, Assistant Professor, Rhetoric & (New) Media, Old Dominion University

Shelley Rodrigo is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & (New) Media at Old Dominion University. She was as a full time faculty member for nine years in English and film studies at Mesa Community College in Arizona. At MCC she also served instructional technologist and faculty professional development coordinator. Shelley researches how “newer” technologies better facilitate communicative interactions, more specifically teaching and learning. As well as co-authoring both the first and second editions of The Wadsworth Guide to Research, Shelley also co-edited Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press). Her scholarly work has appeared in Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, Enculturation¸ as well as various edited collections. In 2014 she was awarded ODU’s annual Teaching with Technology Award, in 2012 the Digital Humanities High Powered Computing Fellowship, and in 2004 the American Association for Higher Education’s Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. Shelley served as co-chair on the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee (2009-2012) and was elected to the Conference on College Composition and Communication Executive Committee (2010-2012). In 2010 she became a Google Certified Teacher.
Deri Draper
Deri Draper Instructional Design Diva

Deri Draper

Darryl Draper, Assistant Professor, STEM Education and Professional Studies, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University.

Dr. Darryl (Deri) Draper is an assistant professor in the Department of STEM and Professional Studies specializing in training and development. She received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Instructional Systems, in 2010 and 1994 respectively, from Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in Art History in 1991 from Temple University.

In 2012, Draper was awarded a ‘Distinguished Dissertation Award’ by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) for her dissertation, “The Instructional Effects of Knowledge-Based Community of Practice Learning Environments on Student Achievement and Knowledge Convergence.” Her research foci are the development of knowledge-building online communities of practice learning environments for higher education and corporate organizations, collaboration, knowledge sharing, knowledge convergence, digital knowledge mapping, organizational learning, and instructional strategies that promote critical thinking and meaningful learning.

Draper worked in the corporate environment for more than 20 years and enjoyed her role in Training and Development in the automotive and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries designing online learning environments, developing training programs, and promoting organizational learning initiatives. Her decision to change career paths was mainly due to the realignment of her focus from practice to scholarly research in the design, development, and advancement of learning on the individual, group and organization levels.
Megan Mize
Megan Mize ePortfolio Learning Facilitator (Yes, that's ELF)

Megan Mize

Megan Mize, Doctoral Candidate/ Graduate Research Assistant, Literature/Cultural Studies and Rhetoric, Old Dominion University

Megan is currently a Doctoral Candidate in English Studies at Old Dominion University, pursuing the Literary/Cultural Studies and Rhetoric concentrations.

As a Special Projects Graduate Research Assistant, she served on the Quality Enhancement Planning (QEP) Board and University ePortfolio Committee, worked as a facilitator for pedagogical workshops, and designed, implemented and assessed several pilot studies connected to an evolving ePortfolio initiative within the English Department. In Summer 2014, she assumed the role of the ePortfolio Learning Coordinator for the Honors College, a position she will hold throughout the 14-15 school year. Additionally, she has coordinated with Academic Enhancement, training Academic Coaches as peer mentors for students tasked with creating ePortfolios. Finally, she voluntarily supports the English Department’s shift to digital portfolios, as both service to her department and the university-wide portfolio initiative.
Wie Yusuf
Wie Yusuf Magnificent Methodologist

Wie Yusuf

Wie Yusuf, Associate Professor, Public Service, Old Dominion University

Dr. Wie Yusuf is a core faculty member teaching in ODU's Public Service Minor, Master of Public Administration, and PhD in Public Administration and Urban Policy programs. As a policy scholar, she focuses on policy issues that emerge at the intersection of governments, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, businesses, and civil society. These not only include issues that are inter-governmental and multi-sectoral, but also issues that address the interactions between citizens and governments, such as transparency, accountability, and citizen participation.
Sarah Carl
Sarah Carl Goal-Oriented Grad

Sarah Carl

Sarah Carl, Masters Student, English Department, Old Dominion University
Kirsten Obermuller
Kirsten Obermuller Capable Coder

Kirsten Obermuller

Kirsten Obermuller, Undergraduate, English Department, Old Dominion University
Brian Kurisky
Brian Kurisky Able Advisor

Brian Kurisky

Brian Kurisky, Director of Advising & Academic Support, Honors College, Old Dominion University
David Metzger
David Metzger Honorable Dean

David Metzger

David Metzger, Dean, Honors College, Old Dominion University

Dr. David Metzger came to Old Dominion University in 1993 after teaching at Montana State University. He earned a B.A. in English and French and an M.A. in English from Emporia State University (Emporia, KS), an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College (Boston), and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition (classics minor) from the University of Missouri. The author and editor of four books and over forty single-authored articles and book chapters, he currently serves as Dean of the Honors College and Professor of English. From 2010-2013, he also served as the Interim Dean of Academic Enhancement and led the reorganization of that unit. Other administrative duties have included Chair of English, Founding GPD for the PhD in English, Founding Academic Director for the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, and Founding Director of Writing Tutorial Services (now The Writing Center). Dr. Metzger remains active in the English department--teaching classes and directing doctoral dissertations.
Kristi Viers
Kristi Viers Goal-Oriented Grad

Kristi Viers

Kristi Viers, Masters Student, English Department, Old Dominion University