In April, the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Office of Sponsored Programs held an awards and recognition luncheon for the faculty who have made extraordinary strides in research, scholarship and economic impact across the region and country. In a letter, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sandra J. DeLoatch said . . .”with full teaching loads, student mentoring, accreditation and several committee appointments, you have forged ahead to write proposals for external funding and the advancement of research.”
Guest speaker for the luncheon was Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley who currently serves as an academic coordinator in the Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. Marshall-Bradley is the founding dean of the school of education at Claflin University where she also started the university’s first graduate program in teacher education. She has held faculty and research posts at Benedict College, the Citadel, South Carolina State University and Norfolk State University.
NSU faculty wrote proposals for external funding for a host of diverse topics from applications of mathematical biology in social and health sciences to control of light-matter interactions with metamaterials, to cost-effective polymer solar cells research and education, to the Spartan Prep Enrichment Expansion for Job Readiness. The total amount of external funding for the 2014-2015 year was $18,164,918. Research at Norfolk State brings needed financial resources to the university and offers opportunities for student engagement with faculty experts in many fields. Faculty involved in research are providing answers to persistent and relevant questions and are shedding light on issues that are pertinent to NSU, the Hampton Roads area, the nation and the world.