Old Dominion University
How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?
19/2, 1 search in progress
How many graduate students-- male/female?
How many post doctoral associates - male/female?
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
There is no official University family leave policy for students. The Department, however, works with both students and faculty to provide accommodation when leave is required.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
ODU does not provide family health insurance for graduate students at this time. It is expected that a new University-wide health insurance policy will take effect in the Fall of 2014. Details will be announced soon.
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
We believe that we have created a welcoming and supportive environment at ODU for women in Physics. We have 13 female graduate students and two female faculty members (Gail Dodge and Lepsha Vuskovic). Gail and Lepsha host a "Women in Physics" dinner twice per semester at their homes. These dinners include undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral research associates and faculty. The dinners are one avenue for enabling female members of the Department to meet, support and mentor each other.
Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?
Updated: May 07, 2014