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About Katia Karadjova-Kozhuharova

Katia G. Karadjova-Kozhuharova, PhD, is the Associate Dean of Libraries for Research & Assessment at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro-Savannah, USA. Her doctoral work was on culturally grounded approaches to information literacy understanding. Katia is an active scholar and her areas of scholarly research include: Information Literacy, International librarianship through the lens of human rights & travel literature, and Mindfulness & Contemplative pedagogy. She is also a poet and a fiction writer. Katia has published 15 books, several book chapters, and a number of articles. In her free time Katia enjoys photography, racquet sports, and traveling.


November 2021 - Present Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Assessment, Georgia Southern University University Libraries
Present Professor, Georgia Southern University University Libraries, Office of the Dean


2020 SPF Incentives grant
Humboldt State University
The Brain Booth Initiative: Mindfulness Approach to Optimizing Learning and Academic Performance
2019 - 2020 RSCA grant
CSU Chancellor’s Office
Recent Trends in Mindfulness and Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education
2018 - 2019 Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Grant
Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Program, Humboldt State University (HSU)
The World “The way we saw it."
2018 Project grant
Sponsored Programs Foundation (SPF), Humboldt State University (HSU)
The Brain Booth Initiative
2018 Scholarship
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
2018 Travel Grant
Sponsored Programs Foundation (SPF), Humboldt State University (HSU)
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - 2021 Member, University Strategic Planning Committee, the Academic Roadmap Working Group
2019 - 2021 Chair, Library Faculty Personnel Committee (LFPC), Humboldt State University
2019 - 2021 Faculty Director, Sponsored Programs Foundation Board of Directors, Humboldt State University
2018 - 2021 Representative, California State Universities (CSU) System COLD Student Success Committee
2018 - 2021 Representative, HSU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council (DEIC), Humboldt State University
2014 - 2020 Senator, University Senate, Humboldt State University
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Honors and Awards

  • Finalist, Position of Faculty Trustee on the California State University (CSU) System Board of Trustees (2021)
  • Nominee, California State University (CSU) System Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award (FILA) (2018)
  • Nominee, HSU McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars, Humboldt State University (2017)
  • Director of documentary Alberto & Carmen, selected for nternational Film Festival Dance on Camera (2007)


2019 - 2020 PhD in Library & Information Science, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies
2018 - 2019 Academic Library Leadership Institute Certification, Harvard University
2008 - 2011 Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), San Jose State University
1987 - 1992 Master of Science in Physics, Sofia University

Selected Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications: Articles, Books and Book Chapters (14)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Presentations (18)