Mr. Damani Drew


Phone number: (757) 823-9124

Office: Madison 240


Mr. Drew serves the dual role of instructor of English in the Department of English and Foreign Languages and Technology Liaison for the College of Liberal Arts. He teaches freshman English courses. Before joining the faculty, Mr. Drew was Director of SOLA-TEC (School of Liberal Arts Technology Center), which provided instruction in computer-assisted instruction and technology support for the School of Liberal Arts. Mr. Drew has also served as Coordinator of the Reading and Writing Language Skills Lab in the Department, and Coordinator of CALSP (Computer-Assisted Literary Skills Project). He has also served as in instructor in the ACCESS Department (formerly known as REEP). In the ENFL Department, Mr. Drew serves on the Alumni, Recruitment and Retention, Professional Development, Hospitality, and Technology Committees, respectively.

Mr. Drew holds a B.A. in English (Liberal Arts sequence) from Norfolk State University and an M.A. degree in English from Virginia State University. He has also done graduate work at Old Dominion University, obtained a Certificate on College Teaching, from the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, a fellow of the Southside Virginia Writing Project (SVWP), and has received numerous awards and certificates for technology and community service.

He is a member of NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English); VCEE (Virginia Conference of English Educators), member; VATE (Virginia Association of Teachers of English) member; Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Xi Nu Chapter (current Advisor/Sponsor, former Co-Advisor, former Acting President, and former Secretary); Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Mu Zeta Chapter (Co-Advisor), NSU Technology Advisory Group (TAG) member; and NSUAEOP Web-Tech Chair.
Mr. Drew advises the following campus organizations: Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Xi Nu Chapter (Advisor); Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Mu Zeta Chapter (Co-Advisor); and  HBCUs 4 Peace + Love, NSU Chapter (Advisor)

With 14 years of classroom experience, Mr. Drew enjoys English and technology and plans to complete a doctorate that combines these fields. His favorite authors are Richard Wright and Booker T. Washington.