With the Provost’s approval, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Lamar Reams has been selected for the position of Associate Dean of Professional Studies and Research, and Dr. Petros Katsioloudis has been selected for the position of Associate Dean of faculty affairs and community engagement. A call for applications to fill the two lines of associate dean who have been acting went out earlier this summer. There was one candidate for each position. Both were highly qualified, having previously held them as Acting Associate Deans.
Dr. Reams joined the ODU faculty in 2012 and is an associate professor of sports management in the Department of Human Movement Sciences. As of 2020, Reams has served as Acting Associate Dean for Professional Studies and Research. In this role, he worked collaboratively with the college’s professional studies programs and supported research efforts. Throughout the pandemic, Reams has shown leadership and partnered with university research offices to support the recovery of research on campus and beyond. He worked with Dr. Tony Perez and Dean Tammi Dice on the creation of the DCEPS Summer Fellowship and organized Drop-In Fridays, an initiative designed to provide faculty with designated research days and information to foster a culture of writing and collaboration. As the leader of the DCEPS New Faculty Mentorship Series, Reams supported the development of new faculty mentor-mentee relationships and provided vital resources and information to new faculty in areas of research, education and services. On the fiscal side, he provided leadership as Chair of the DCEPS NPS Advisory Committee initiative and worked with university officials to increase college financial support for student tuition, waivers and research. graduates. Reams has also supported faculty work to update the college’s graduate certification policy and serves as a resource person for many of the college’s new student recruitment and marketing events, including the recent College Connections.
As the former Director of the Sports Management Graduate Program, Dr. Reams successfully led graduate programs on campus and online. Using grassroots marketing initiatives, he has established new relationships with local and nationally recognized professional sports and non-profit organizations to support undergraduate and graduate sports management programs. As an active researcher, Reams has published research on sports consumer behavior, marketing and sponsorship in top journals in the field. He is co-author of several book chapters and has been PI/CO-PI on several funded research grants. Reams sits on the board of the Sport Marketing Association and has served as co-editor, acquisitions editor and editorial board member for several journals. He obtained a doctorate. in Sports Administration from the University of Northern Colorado (2012), a Masters in Sports Management from the University of Northern Illinois (2008) and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee (2002).
Dr. Katsioloudis joined the ODU faculty in 2008 and is a Specialized Professor of Industrial Technology in the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies. Over the past year as Acting Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Community Engagement, Katsioloudis has provided the Chairs with guidance on administrative tasks, including support in research processes and the creation of a document outlining key points to follow when writing evaluation letters to both clarify processes and bring consistency across departments. He also co-led mentoring sessions for new faculty and tenure-track faculty throughout the year and met one-on-one with faculty at different stages of their careers to provide guidance on a number of topics. professionals, including promotions, awards, research, leadership, and grants, to name a few. In addition to meeting the needs of faculty, he is committed to efforts for students. He managed the DCEPS scholarships and facilitated the selection process across all departments and at the college level. Specific to college goals related to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, he was instrumental in supporting the efforts of the ALLIED committee to develop a description of a diversity advocate to serve to search committees and a draft DCEPS strategic plan focused on diversity. He also provided one-on-one support to underrepresented faculty, consistent with our mission to retain diverse faculty.
As a faculty member who achieved tenure and rose through the academic ranks at ODU, Dr. Katsioloudis earned the respect and recognition of his colleagues, as evidenced by the receipt of several professional awards.
He has established an extensive publication record, acted as PI/CoPI on major external grants, demonstrated teaching excellence, served professional organizations, served on various committees at all levels of the university and assumed important leadership positions. Prior to serving as Acting Associate Dean, Katsioloudis served as Undergraduate Program Director for Industrial Technology, Graduate Program Director for Career and Technical Studies, and Chair of the Department of STEM Education and professional studies. He received an EdD in Technological Education from North Carolina State University (2007), an MEd in Technological Education (2004) and a BS in Industrial Technology (2003) from California University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Petros Katsioloudis and Dr. Lamar Reams join Dr. Maggie Barber, Associate Dean for Educator Preparation and Assessment. We are thrilled to have them join the Dean’s office in their new official roles and help advance our mission and goals.