Gail Dodge, a faculty member in Old Dominion’s Department of Physics since 1995, was appointed dean of the University’s College of Sciences, effective May 25, 2017. Dodge holds a Ph.D. and MS in Physics from Stanford University and a BA in Physics from Princeton University.
From 2012 to 2014, Dodge served a two-year term as a visiting scientist and program manager at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. There she was responsible for the $17 million experimental nuclear physics program, including coordination with the Office of Nuclear Physics at the Department of Energy.
She serves as Chair of the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, which advises DOE and NSF on priorities for nuclear science funding in the United States. Dodge is principal investigator or co-PI of more than $16 million in grants and contracts throughout her career, and co-author on 140 refereed papers with more than 13,000 citations.
In 2015 she received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.