From 2008-2013 I was the Dean of University Libraries at Georgia State University.
Before coming to GSU I was Associate University Librarian and Director of Research &
Instructional Services for the University of Iowa Libraries. I have also been at the
libraries at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and at the Jefferson College of Health
Sciences, Roanoke, VA. 

I have a BA in Political Science from Virginia Tech, an MS in Library Science from the
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and a PhD (Curriculum & Instruction) from
Virginia Tech. 



Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities?, College & Research Libraries (2013)

An increasing number of higher education institutions worldwide are requiring submission of electronic theses and...



An Investigation of ETDs as Prior Publications: Findings from the 2011 NDLTD Publishers’ Survey (with Gail McMillan, Marisa L. Ramirez, Joan Dalton, and Max Read), University Library Faculty Publications (2011)

Do publishers and editors of scholarly journals view theses and dissertations that are readily available...



Electronic Theses and Dissertations as Prior Publications: What the Editors Say, University Library Faculty Publications (2003)

An increasing number of colleges and universities throughout the world are adopting electronic theses and...



Virginia Tech’s Innovative College Librarian Program (with Paul Metz), University Library Faculty Publications (2002)

In 1994, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Libraries founded a College Librarian...



Confessions of a Distance Ed Student, University Library Faculty Publications (2001)

Contributions to Books


Information Literacy Reality Check, Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting Frontiers of Self, Library Culture, and Campus Community (2012)

As the information literacy movement moves into its third decade, it is appropriate to look...



Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Two Surveys of Editors and Publishers (with Joan T. Dalton), University Library Faculty Publications (2004)

In two separate surveys, editors and publishers of established academic journalswere invited to respond to...