Ed.D in Curriculum & Instruction Univ. of Florida December 2011
M.A. in Library and Information Science Univ. of South Florida December 2003
B.A. in History (Biology minor) Mercer University May 2001
Graduate Certificate in:
Online Teaching and Learning
My research interests include the intersection of technology and education. I have ongoing projects involving synchronous library instruction for distant students, online information literacy instruction, and online embedded librarians. I'm also interested in all "new literacies" including visual, media, information, and digital and the intersection of those literacies. I'm interested in program evaluation and medical education topics.
My doctoral research focused on a mixed methods case study evaluation of the effectiveness of an embedded librarian program in an online health science course. If you're interested in learning more about my project, you can read the full text of my dissertation entitled: Online Embedded Librarian Case Study: A Descriptive Evaluation
"I had been working in the library as a student assistant for three years while studying history and taking pre-med classes. At my end of the third-year evaluation, my supervisor told me if I decided not to study medicine I should seriously consider library science because I enjoyed my work immensely and seemed to have a knack for it. All summer I thought about what my supervisor said and decided that medical librarianship suited me better than the practice of medicine.
I just wish I made that decision before I took organic chemistry..."