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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). His more recent work in librarianship includes articles on data-driven decision making in Special Collections and open access publishing.

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.

Greenberg became Dean of Libraries at Western Washington University in June 2013. He also serves as Secretary on the Orbis Cascade Alliance Board of Directors.


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

Curriculum Vitae


  • Memory, Trauma, and the Holocaust


20032006 MLS, University of South Florida ‐ School of Library and Information Science
19901997 Ph.D., University of Florida ‐ History
19881990 MA, The University of Western Ontario ‐ History
19841988 BA, University of Toronto ‐ History and Political Science

Contact Information

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


Articles (7)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (2)

Unpublished Papers (2)

Presentations (3)