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Executive Committee:

John Dannon, President, Chair
Jan Edmunds, Vice President
H. Lee Beach, Secretary
Patrick Callahan, Treasurer
Morris Foster, Liaison Trustee
Nora Barnes, Committee Member

Dr. Stephanie G. Adams is 7th Dean of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University. She has held faculty and administrative positions at Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering with honors from North Carolina A&T State University, a Master of Engineering degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Texas A&M University. Her research interests include Faculty Development, Broadening Participation, International Collaborations, Team Effectiveness, Collaborative and Active Learning, and Quality Control and Management. She served as a Program Director in the Engineering Education and Centers Division of the National Science Foundation. In 2003 she received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and in 2013 she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education.


Dr. Augustine Agho became ODU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in June 2016. The Provost is the chief academic official at ODU, with responsibility for all of our undergraduate and graduate education programs, our faculty and our accreditations.

Prior to becoming Provost at ODU, Dr. Agho served as Dean of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis for almost eight years.

He served as Founding Dean of the School of Health Professions and Studies at University of Michigan-Flint, and as faculty member and program director in Health Sciences at Florida A&M, and University of Illinois-Springfield.

Provost Agho received his Ph.D. from University of Iowa.


Nora A. Barnes is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program.  She has over 24 years experience in bond portfolio management and product development.  In the mid-1980’s, Ms. Barnes devised a government bond portfolio management strategy, F2I2, which has been successfully employed by a wide range of large and small investors to achieve their long term investment objectives.

For many years Nora has been a popular speaker on issues related to the fixed income markets and financial planning in general. Within the UBS Financial Services organization, she has served on the Investment Executive Advisory Council to the President of UBS Financial Services and is a current member of the Hanover Forum Advisory Council, which has oversight responsibility for the Firm’s advanced broker education and professional development programs. 

Nora earned her degree from Old Dominion University where she has served as President Emerita and Trustee of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation as well as current President of the Norfolk Drug Court Foundation.  Ms. Barnes also has served on the Board of the YWCA of Hampton Roads with special interest in the issues affecting women and their children.  She continues to give back to the community by funding an academic scholarship in Political Science at her Alma Mater.  She is a licensed airplane pilot and an avid student of history.  She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia.


H. Lee Beach, Jr is the Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Research Partnership, which is a consortium of seven colleges and universities, NASA Langley Research Center, the Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, and the National Institute of Aerospace. HRRP has the mission of collaborative research leading to high-tech economic development. 

Before joining the Hampton Roads Research Partnership in January 2002, Dr. Beach was Professor, Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University (CNU) and Director-CNU at the Applied Research Center (ARC).  Appointed to these positions in August 1998, he was a member of the teaching faulty (Chairing the department in 2001), responsible for CNU involvement in the ARC, and served as a member of the ARC management team.

Prior to retirement in July 1998, Dr. Beach was Deputy Director of NASA's Langley Research Center (1992-1998), where he was general manager of the Center and was responsible for directing research and technology programs totaling more than $800 million per year, and for institutional management of $4 billion of  facilities and a workforce of approximately 3000.  This was the culmination of a NASA career which began at Langley in 1970 as a research engineer in hypersonic propulsion and continued through service in positions of increasing leadership in a wide range of aerospace disciplines.

He served two tours at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the first as Deputy Director for Aeronautics, and the second as the Director of the multi-billion dollar National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program. As NASP Director, he was responsible for program oversight and coordination, interactions with OMB, Congress, and other agencies, and technology leadership.

Dr. Beach has taught graduate level propulsion at George Washington University, and Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics at CNU and North Carolina State University.  Specializing in heat transfer, propulsion, and thermodynamics, he is co-inventor of an advanced-flow laser concept and author of more than 40 technical publications.  He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and has served on advisory boards for five universities.

Beach attended the Virginia Military Institute and received BS, MS, and PhD degrees from North Carolina State University.  He has received numerous awards, including NASA's Exceptional Service, Exceptional Achievement, Outstanding Leadership, and Distinguished Service Medals, Presidential Rank awards of Meritorious and Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service, and the prestigious Airbreathing Propulsion Award bestowed by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Air and Space Center, the NASA Aeronautics Support Team, and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

John Broderick was named the eighth president of Old Dominion University in May 2009 and served in an acting capacity since June 2008.

As president, Broderick guides the university's six colleges, more than 10 economic development and research centers, and numerous partnerships with government and business organizations and agencies. He oversees an operating budget of $441.3 million and more than 2,500 faculty and staff members.  He served as acting president for one year before being named president.

Prior to becoming president, Broderick served as vice president of institutional advancement and admissions and chief of staff to the president. His areas of responsibility included admissions, athletics, community and governmental relations, marketing, media relations, military affairs, special events and student financial aid.

In addition to his administrative duties, Broderick annually teaches graduate courses in the Darden College of Education. He also lectured on leadership at The University of Bologna, Italy during the summer of 2009.

He has been recognized for his contributions to higher education and the Hampton Roads community with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities' Humanitarian Award, the Urban League of Hampton Roads' Marian Palmer Capps Award, the College Communicators Association Distinguished Service Award and Lead Hampton Roads' Julian F. Hirst Award for excellence in community, civic and professional leadership. He was a finalist for the national PR News' Professional of the Year Award.

Throughout his career, Broderick has been actively engaged in numerous community and professional organizations. He currently is a board member of the Hampton Roads Partnership, Urban League and Virginia Beach Vision, and has served for many years as a youth soccer league coach in Chesapeake.

Prior to joining Old Dominion University, Broderick was a faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh system and an administrator at St. Bonaventure University. He received a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and a graduate degree from St. Bonaventure.

Patrick S. Callahan

Patrick S. Callahan, CPA, is a retired senior partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, where he served in the firm’s Professional Standards Group.  He served on the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs, which is responsible for establishing auditing standards in the United States, and the Accounting and Review Services Committee, which is the senior technical committee of the AICPA responsible for setting standards for unaudited financial statements.  Other professional service has included the Technical Issues Committee of the Private Companies Practice Section, AICPA Council member, and past president of the Virginia Society of CPAs. 

Mr. Callahan’s service with community nonprofit organizations has included the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation, Child and Family Service of Eastern Virginia, American Red Cross, and the Maryview Foundation. 

Mr. Callahan is a 1969 graduate of Old Dominion University.

Stephen M. Carmel is Senior Vice President, Maritime Services at Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), responsible for all technical and operating activities.

He previously held positions in operations and finance for U.S. Marine Management, Inc. and Maersk Line, Limited.  Steve began his career sailing as a deck officer and Master primarily on tankers.

Mr. Carmel graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1979.  He also holds an M.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. from Old Dominion University.  Steve is currently a PhD Candidate in International Studies with an emphasis in International Political Economy and second emphasis in Conflict.  He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is Certified in Financial Management (CFM).  Steve’s research and publishing interests are in maritime security, trade and conflict, and arctic regional issues.

Mr. Carmel is a 2009 Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at  The George Washington University, a  member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel (N00k), and a member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council.  He is also a member of the North American Committee for Det Norske Veritas,  the Special Committee for Vessel Operations, American Bureau of Shipping, and on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Maritime Association.  He is also a member of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology Advisory Board, The Advisory Board of the Ship Maintenance, Operation, and Repair Institute,  The China Institute, and the Advisory Council of the International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management Institute,  at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Carmel is also a member of various industry and academic associations including the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, World Affairs Council of Hampton Roads,  and the American Economic Association.

Steve, his wife, Alison, and son, John live in Norfolk, Virginia.

  William H (Bill). Colden Jr., P.E. is a native of Hampton Roads and is currently Vice President of Richard Brady & Associates in charge of their Virginia Beach office. He received a BS in Engineering from ODU and a Master of Engineering Administration from The George Washington University. Mr. Colden retired from the Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command after 32 years of Federal service before entering the private sector. He has served on various boards for community and non- profit organizations. Mr. Colden is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.

John H. Dannon is a senior defense analyst with the Joint and Army Experiment Division, of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Following a successful career as a U.S. Army Infantry officer, Mr. Dannon spent the last two decades leading experiment campaigns, wargames, and concept development activities on behalf of the Department of Defense, various Federal Agencies, industry, academia, and host of non-profit organizations. John holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Old Dominion University and served as a long-time member and past president of ODU's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) Industry Association.

Major General (US Army Retired) Jeanette K. Edmunds

Major General (US Army Retired) Jeanette (Jan) K. Edmunds spent 32 years inside the Department of Defense executing the military aspects of America’s National Security Policy.  Upon retiring she became Senior Vice President for Logistics in a Defense Aerospace consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia.  In 2013 she retired from the consulting firm and established “Upper Right Business Strategies, LLC.” to carry on as an independent consultant.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for BRTRC, a privately held company that provides professional services to Federal Government agencies. She is a former member of the President’s Advisory Board for the South Carolina Research Authority’s Advanced Technology Institute and an Advisory Board Member for SCRA’s Institute for Solutions Generation. 

Currently, in addition to being a Trustee of the ODU Research Foundation, her charitable activities include being on the Board of Advisors for the Christopher Newport University Center for American Studies, a member of the Advisory Board for the Army Women’s Foundation and an Advisory Committee member for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation.

She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Masters of Business Administration in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology.  She is a graduate of the Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University and the Army War College.

Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Association of the United States Army, the National Defense Industrial Association, Women in Defense and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Dr. Morris W. Foster

Dr. Morris W. Foster is Vice President for Research at Old Dominion University and a Professor of Community and Environmental Health.

Dr. Foster received a BA from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 and went on to graduate work in anthropology at Yale University, earning an MPhil in 1984 and a PhD in 1988. Dr. Foster's initial research was in ethnohistory and ethnography, publishing Being Comanche: A Social History of an American Indian Community in 1991, which won the 1992 Erminie Wheeler-Voeglin Prize as the best book in ethnohistory from the American Society for Ethnohistory. Dr. Foster was editor of the American Indian Quarterly from 1993-1998.

Since 1995, Dr. Foster has been awarded four R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health in addition to other federal funding from NSF, HRSA, and CDC, for a total of more than $12m in independent research funding. He also has held leadership positions in large multi-million dollar institutional grants such as NIH General Clinical Research Center and Clinical and Translational Resource awards. His research in medical anthropology has focused on the involvement of communities and groups in genetic studies, on the relationship between race and genetics, and on the utility of personal genomic information. He has published articles in top tier journals such as Nature, American Journal of Human Genetics, Nature Genetics, American Journal of Public Health, and Nature Reviews Genetics.

Dr. Foster was Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma from 1987 to 2014 and served as Special Assistant to the President, Associate Vice President for Research (Norman Campus), Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning (all campuses), Deputy Director for Cancer Prevention and Control for the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center, Deputy Director of the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resource, Director for Outreach for the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, and Assistant Director of the OUHSC General Clinical Research Center. Dr. Foster is chair of the Ethics Advisory Board for Illumina, Inc., the leading manufacturer of sequencing instruments, and was co-chair of the Communication Group for the International Haplotype Map Project, a multi-national research consortium.

Larry Kittelberger Larry Kittelberger served as Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations at Honeywell International. In this position, he led Honeywell’s Engineering, Operations (Manufacturing, Logistics and Procurement), Information Technology, Real Estate and Global Security organizations. Larry has extensive experience in using technology to restructure large, complex, global corporations.

Prior to joining Honeywell in 2001, Larry was Senior Vice president and Chief Information Officer at Lucent Technologies Inc/Bell Laboratories, where he was responsible for global information systems, information systems architecture, and supply chain strategy.  From 1994 to 1999, Larry served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at AlliedSignal Inc. Earlier, Larry had a 25-year career at Tenneco, where he held a variety of senior leadership positions in engineering and information systems. 

Larry earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University in 1970 and an M.B.A. from Old Dominion University in 1975. 

Larry is currently a Director of the Leadership Capital Group, a former Director for Arbitron, Inc. (Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Chairman of the Technology Committee), Commonwealth Industries and Aleris International, Inc. He also served on the advisory boards of IBM, AT&T, the Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and Technology and the MBA program at Old Dominion University. 

  Timothy J. Lockhart has over 33 years of leadership and management experience in public and private sectors.  He is a law firm partner and retired Navy captain.  Tim was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve at Senior Executive Service level on Trademark Public Advisory Committee of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a Partner in Charge for the Intellectual Property Group of Willcox & Savage. He  trains and supervises lawyers and staff personnel with respect to transactions and litigation involving copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks.   Tim also is an Adjunct Instructor with the Department of English at Old Dominion University teaching undergraduate courses in English composition.

Jerry L. Nadler, MD, FACP, FAHA, FACE, is Professor and the Harry H. Mansbach Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine and Vice Dean of Research. Dr. Nadler had been Director of the Strelitz Diabetes Center (SDC) at EVMS but he stepped down from that post in the fall of 2013 to devote time to his new added role overseeing research at EVMS. He remains a key member of the SDC team.

Dr. Nadler has been a member of a Special Advisory Committee on Type I Diabetes with the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has research funding from the NIH as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Dr. Nadler has been a standing member of the ADA, American Heart, and NIH grant review committees. He has over 190 peer-reviewed publications in major scientific Journals in the field. He also has been an invited speaker at the American Diabetes Association, Australian Diabetes Association, World Diabetes Congress and International Meetings of the European Association of Diabetes.

His primary interest is the role of lipid and immune inflammatory pathways leading to pancreatic beta cell damage and better understanding of the cardiovascular complications of diabetes and obesity. He is also very active in developing new therapies to help prevent inflammatory damage to pancreatic islets and stopping the complications of diabetes. He holds 11 patents and has been involved in biotech start-up companies.
One of the genes he is working on is called the 12-Lipoxygenase gene. This gene has been associated with the heart, kidney and nerve damage complications of diabetes, and Dr. Nadler is now helping to develop new medications that can halt the damaging effects of this pathway. He also is studying new medications that can halt the inflammatory damage to pancreatic islets and reduce atherosclerosis.

Prior to joining EVMS in 2008, Dr. Nadler was Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Virginia, Co-Director of the Diabetes and Hormone Center of Excellence and Associate Director of the school’s NIH-funded Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center.

Dr. Nadler received his medical degree from the University of Miami, followed by specialized training at the University of Southern California. In 2011, he won the Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award and was appointed in 2013 by the Governor’s office to sit on the Planning and Oversight Committee of the new Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation.  In 2014, Dr. Nadler was given the Laureate Award of the State Chapter of the American College of Physicians.


Mark A. Nelson, CPA is a resident of Chesapeake and a co-founding member of Cavanaugh Nelson PLC, Certified Public Accountants.  He has over twenty years of diversified public accounting experience serving businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the greater Hampton Roads region, including eleven with the local office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He received his Masters Degree in Accountancy from Virginia Tech and his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Liberty University.

Mark is a member of the American Institute and the Virginia Society of CPAs, and serves as a board member of the Hampton Roads Tax Forum. Mark has previously served the local chapters of the American Heart Association and United Way, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, and the planning committee for the Old Dominion University Tax Conference.  Additionally, during his career, Mark has taught continuing education programs sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was a graduate teaching assistant while attending Virginia Tech. 

Charles T. Southall, P.E.

Charles T. Southall, P.E. currently serves as Chief Engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding. He is responsible for the principles and practice of engineering and marine design for all Newport News products from the concept stage through the creation of detailed engineering products including new construction aircraft carrier and submarine engineering products and engineering services provided to the active fleet.  Charles brings over 26 years of marine engineering experience to this position.  

Charles began his career with Newport News in 1986 as an engineering cooperative education student.  Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Los Angeles-class submarine construction program and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility to include project engineer, engineering supervisor, engineering manager and program director.  Prior to his current assignment, he served as Director – Submarine Engineering.

Charles has a Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University with Professional Engineer certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  He currently resides in Poquoson, Virginia, with his wife and two children. 

Charles is an active member of the Naval Submarine League and he is a sitting Board Member of the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation and the Virginia Peninsula Crime Stoppers.  In his free time, Charles is an avid saltwater fisherman.  He is a past President and current Board Member of the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association.  He also serves as Vice Chair of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Board.