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Open Virginia Advisory Committee (OVAC)

OVAC Contact List

  • Member Contact Information

    OVAC Member Information
    Matthew Shelley
    Assistant Instruction Librarian 
    Christopher Newport University
    1 Avenue of the Arts
    Newport News, VA 23606
    matt.shelley@cnu.edu
    Douglas Hearrington
    Online Learning Coordinator
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807
     hearridb@jmu.edu
    Stephanie Warlick
    Interim Associate Dean of Libraries
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807
    swarlick@jmu.edu
    Julie Mersiowsky
    Director, Digital Education Collaborative and Distance Learning
    Longwood University
    201 High Street
    Farmville, Virginia
    mersiowskyjc@longwood.edu
    (434) 395-2012
    Dorothy Jones
    Dean of the School of Extended Learning
    Norfolk State University
     dljones@nsu.edu
    W. Preston Davis
    Director of Instructional Services
    Northern Virginia Community College
    4001 Wakefield Chapel Road
    Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796 
    wdavis@nvcc.edu
    M'Hammed Abdous
    Assistant Vice President for Teaching & Learning 
    Old Dominion University
    336 Gornto Center
    Norfolk, VA 23529
    mabdous@odu.edu 

    George Fowler
    University Librarian
    Old Dominion University
    Norfolk, VA 23529
     gfowler@odu.edu
    (757) 683-4176
    Charlie Cosmato
    Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning 
    Radford University
    801 East Main Street
    Radford, VA 24142 
    Ccosmato@radford.edu
    (540) 831-6415
    Leslie Williams
    Director of Information and Communications Technology
    Richard Bland College  lwilliams@rbc.edu
    Steve Litherland
    Assistant Vice President for Libraries
    Tidewater Community College
    Chesapeake, VA 
    slitherland@tcc.edu
    Steve Greenlaw
    Professor of Economics
    University of Mary Washington
    1301 College Avenue
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    sgreenla@umw.edu
    Brandon Butler
    Director of Information Policy
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4308 
    bcb4y@virginia.edu
    Sheri Prupis  Virginia Community College System
    300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23236 
    slp24546@vccs.edu
    Gardner Campbell
    Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success  
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    901 W. Franklin Street
    P.O. Box 842527
    Richmond, VA 23284-2527 
    wgcampbell@vcu.edu
    (804) 827-0533
    Anita Walz
    Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communications Librarian
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 
    arwalz@vt.edu
    (540) 231-2204










  • LAC Representatives

    Steve Litherland
    Associate Vice President for Libraries  
    Tidewater Community College
    1700 College Crescent
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453 
    Ph: (757) 822-1944
    slitherland@tcc.edu
    George Fowler
    Interim University Librarian
    Old Dominion University
    Perry 2001B
    Norfolk, VA 23529 
    Ph: (757) 683-4141
    gfowler@odu.edu
    Anita Walz
    Open Education, Copyright and Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Virginia Tech
    560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    Ph: (540) 231-2204
    arwalz@vt.edu
  • SCHEV Staff

    Joseph DeFilippo
    Director of Academic Affairs & Planning 
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
    Richmond, Virginia
    Ph: (804) 225-2629
    joedefilippo@schev.edu
    Beverly Rebar
    Senior Associate for Academic and Legislative Affairs
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
    Richmond, VA 23219  
    Ph: (804) 371-0571
    beverlyrebar@schev.edu
    Wendy Kang
    Higher Education Innovation Director 
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
    Richmond, VA 23219  
    Ph: (804) 225-4416
    WendyKang@schev.edu

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