Professional Experience


M.S., Information Sciences, December 2010
University of Tennessee – Knoxville; an ALA-accredited program

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, June 2008
University of Washington; Seattle
Dissertation: “The Moods of Postmodern Metafiction: Narrative and Affective Literary Spaces and Reader (Dis)Engagement”; Advisor: Prof. Brian Reed

M.A., Comparative Literature, June 2004
University of Washington; Seattle, Washington
Thesis: “The Face as Mirror of the Feminine: Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc and Gender’s Inscription in the Close-up”

B.A., German and Psychology, May 2001
University of Arkansas; Fayetteville Arkansas
Summa cum Laude
Honors thesis: “The Alpine Landscape and Spirituality in Contemporary and Modern German Literature”

Independent Research Study, University of Copenhagen and the Danish Film Institute: research project on early Danish film and melodrama, Summer 2004

Library & Teaching Experience

Research and Instruction Librarian, Rowan University, 2019-present

Instructional Services Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia, 2016-2019

Library Juice Academy Instructor, 2013-2018
Develop and instruct online continuing education courses for library professionals

ACRL Framework Curriculum Designer/Presenter, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016

Undergraduate Education Librarian, Indiana University-Bloomington; 2013-2016

Lecturer (Adjunct), School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; 2012-2014

Reference & Instruction Librarian/Assistant Technical Professor, King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA); 2011-2013

English Professor (Adjunct), Ashford University (online); 2010-2013

Graduate Assistant, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; 2009-2010

German Teacher, German Saturday School of Knoxville; Knoxville, Tennessee; 2009-2010

Senior Instructor, Mercer Education; Bellevue, Washington; 2007-2009

Teaching Assistant; Department of Comparative Literature; University of Washington; Seattle, Washington; 2002-2007

German teacher, German Language School of Seattle (GLS); Seattle, Washington; 2001-2005

Research Experience

Consultant (Contract), University of Tennessee, Center for Information & Communication Studies (CICS); Knoxville; 2011

Lib-Value Research Team Member, University of Tennessee; Knoxville; 2010

Graduate Assistant/Editor and Researcher, University of Tennessee, Center for Information and Communication Studies; Knoxville; 2009-2010