About Mark I. Greenberg

Mark I. Greenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Florida, and a Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Greenberg has published and lectured extensively on immigrant/ethnic history in the American South. His articles appear in American Jewish History, American Jewish Archives, and The Georgia Historical Quarterly. In 2006 he co-edited Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History (Brandeis University Press) and authored The University of South Florida: The First Fifty Years (University of South Florida). His more recent work in librarianship includes the co-authored article "Data-Driven Decision Making: A Holistic Approach to Assessment in Special Collections Repositories."
Greenberg's areas of expertise include immigrant/ethnic history, oral history, library administration, and special collections librarianship. In 2007 History News Network at George Mason University profiled him as a “Top Young Historian.” The same year, the Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at University of South Florida honored him with its Pride Award.
After more than eleven years as a library director at the University of South Florida, in June 2013 Greenberg became Dean of Libraries at Western Washington University. In FY15-FY16, he will serve as Member-at-Large on the Orbis Cascade Alliance Board of Directors.


Present Professor, Western Washington University
Present Dean of Libraries, Western Washington University

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Library administration, Special collections librarianship, Southern immigrant/ethnic history, and Oral history


  • Memory, Trauma, and the Holocaust

Contact Information

Library Administration
Western Washington University
516 High Street, MS 9103
Bellingham, WA 98225-9103

Articles (6)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (2)

Unpublished Papers (2)

Presentations (3)