Faculty Information and Profiles
Stacy L. Davidson
Stacy L. Davidson is an independent diversity consultant. Ms. Davidson recently was certified as a trainer through the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) at George Mason University. In her first year working previously at CNU, she was awarded the Exceptional Organization Advisor for her service to the Multicultural Student Association. In her spare time, Ms. Davidson is the Team Mom for her son’s little league football team.
Sara Eser is the assistant director of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at Old Dominion. She has been at the university since 1996 and has worked in international education for almost 20 years as an ESL instructor and as an international student advisor. Although the majority of her duties in ISSS are related to assisting students with visa issues, she also presents workshops on intercultural communication, as well as the needs and challenges of international students. She lived in Turkey for three years as a teacher and has studied in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico. In her free time, she is actively involved with animal rescue/advocacy and travels whenever possible.
Dionicia Mahler-Rogers serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Student Activities and Leadership. She oversees the Leadership Program, Student Organizations and The Center for Service and Civic Engagement. She also teaches Leadership Style at ODU.
Cathleen Rhodes received her M.A. in Literature and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. She is currently teaching composition, literature, and Women’s Studies while preparing to enter a PhD program in 2010. Her primary research interests include nineteenth-century women’s writing and Victorian periodicals. She has recently participated in Women’s Studies and Victorian studies conferences, presenting “Victorian Shapeshifters: Refiguring the Nineteenth-Century Female Body” and “Saving Face and Empire: Imperialism, Cultural Commodification, and Cosmetics Advertising in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain.”)