Teaching and Administrative Experience
Kent State University
- Hybrid course CCI 51095: “The Real World” Cuba: Examining Gen Z Pop Culture Across Borders (co-designed with Wendy Wardell – course is to be scheduled).
- Hybrid course LIS 61905: International Children’s Literature and Librarianship, which spends two of ten weeks in Denmark. (Summer 2016, Summer 2014).
- Hybrid course LIS 60627: Art and Story: The Study of Picturebook Art, which uses the Marantz collection as a resource. (Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015).
- Online course LIS 60675: Youth Literature in the Digital Realm. (Spring 2013, Fall, 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Summer 2018, Fall 2018).
- Designed two syllabi for proposed undergraduate minor called “Information, People, and Society.” (Spring 2014).
Kent State University
Core Courses Taught
- Online core class LIS 60030: People in the Information Ecology. (Spring 2017).
- Online core class for youth services librarianship LIS 60629: Materials and Services for the School Age Child. (Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014).
- Online core class LIS 60600: Foundations of Library & Information Science. (Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013).
Kent State University
Doctoral Committee Advisor
(2015-Present). Advisor for Christine Andersen.
Doctoral Committee Member
- (2016-2019). Outside Committee Member, Alaine Martaus’ Dissertation: Mentoring Literacy and Reading Engagement in the Nerdfighter Community. Chair: Dr. Kate McDowell. Other committee members: Dr. Rachel Magee, and Dr. Christine Jenkins. Candidate successfully defended in April, 2019.
- (2015-Present). Outside Committee Member, J. Elizabeth Mills’ Dissertation (Title TBD) at the University of Washington. Chair: Michelle Martin.
- (2014-2017). Outside Committee Member, Melissa Novak’s Dissertation: Case Studies Listening to Students Using Kinesthetic Movement While Learning to Graph Linear Functions with Dr. Joanne Caniglia (chair), Dr. Steven Turner, and Dr. Walter Gerson. Proposal defense September 4, 2015. Candidate successfully defended in May, 2017.
- (2015-2016). Outside Committee Member, Norma Jones’ Dissertation: Drivers and Danica, Start Your Engines! The Case of Danica Patrick in NASCAR with co-chairs Dr. Theresa Walton-Fisette and Dr. Federico Subervi, Dr. Suzy D’Embeau, and Dr. William Kist. Candidate successfully defended in March, 2016.
- (2012-2014). Outside Committee Member, Terry D. Benton’s Dissertation: The Availability of Award-Winning Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature in Public Libraries in Northeast Ohio with Chair Dr. Wendy Kasten and Dr. William Bintz. Candidate successfully defended in December, 2014.
Master’s Thesis Committee Member
- (2015). Outside Committee Member, Cori Ianeggi’s Master’s Thesis: Exploring Visitors’ Lived Experiences in Memorial Museums with Chair, Dr. Kiersten Latham, Dr. Karen Gracy, and Dr. Mindy Farmer.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Administrator for new undergraduate minor: Digital Communication, Information, and Media. (Fall 2010-Summer 2012).
- The Structure of Information. Undergraduate, hybrid course. (Fall 2011).
- Capstone Course in DCIM. Undergraduate, hybrid course. (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012).
- Leadership in Digital Contexts. Undergraduate, hybrid course. (Spring 2011).
- Digital Libraries. Graduate Level, MLIS Program. (Spring 2010).
- Gender & Technology. Undergraduate course in the Information, Technology, and Informatics (ITI) Program. (Fall 2009).
Teaching Assistant to Professor Paul Kantor:
- Internet and the Information Environment: A Quantitative Approach. Undergraduate course in the ITI Program. (Fall 2007-Spring 2009).
City College of New York, Publishing Certificate Program
- Publishing for Young Readers with Wendy Lamb (Fall 1998 and Fall 1999)
- Lecture on In-Progress Fandom Book. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information. Delivered guest lecture for Dr. Marija Dalbello’s History of the Book class. (March 21, 2018).
- Young People’s Online Information Behavior. University of Illinois, School of Information Sciences. Delivered guest lecture for Dr. Nicole Cooke’s Human Information Behavior class. (February 28, 2018).
- Protecting Youth in Online Environments: Whose Job Is It Anyway? Brown Bag Research Talk, Center for Children’s Books, University of Illinois, School of Information Sciences. (March 1, 2018).
- Little Red Riding Hood and Beyond. Guest lecture for Doug Goldsmith’s Character Development class (Visual Communication Design). Kent State University. (November 14, 2016).
- From Children’s Books to Global Citizenship: International Children’s Literature and Subversive Cultural Exchange. Speaker in Dr. Annette Goldsmith, Katie Campana, and Elizabeth Mills’ synchronous, online course Libraries as Learning Labs: Culture Diversity, and Global Awareness at the University of Washington. Invited by Dr. Annette Goldsmith. (May 2, 2015).
- Book Jacket Critique. Doug Goldsmith’s Character Development class (Visual Communication Design). Kent State University. (December 11, 2014).
- Illustrating Poetry. Guest lecture in Christopher Darling’s class (Visual Communication Design). Kent State University. (December 4, 2014).
- Making Picture Books: From Fairy Tales to Fractured Tales. Guest Lecture in Doug Goldsmith’s Character Development class (Visual Communication Design). Kent State University. (November 5, 2014).
- The Library and Its Role in Children’s Lives. Guest Lecture in Joan Steidl’s Human Development and Family Services class, Kent State University (July 23, 2014)
- Digital Resources for Children: Usability, Access, and Innovation. Guest Lecture in Dr. Rae-Anne Montague’s class: LIS 681: Books and Media, University of Hawaii (April 15, 2014)
- Webinar on International Children’s Literature and Librarianship used by Anthony Bernier at San Jose State University in his course. (Spring 2014)
- Online Research (Qualitative)--Lecture in Frank Lambert’s Research Methods class (Fall 2012)
Guest Lectures Pre-Kent State
- Social Media and Participatory Culture: “The Amanda Project: Transmedia Literature and User-Generated Content” (Fall 2011)
- Reading Interests of Adults: “Creating the Crossover” (Spring 2011)
- Consumer Media Culture: “Teen literature and the Internet” (Fall 2010)
- History of the Book: “Consumed by Twilight: The commodification of young adult
- literature” (Spring 2010)
- The Teaching Assistant Project: “Motivating Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences” (Fall 2011, Fall 2010 and Fall 2009)
- Human Information Behavior: Introductory class (Spring 2009)
- Materials for Children: Lecture on bringing international literature to the US (Fall 2008)
- Materials for Young Adults: Lecture on bringing international literature to the US (Spring 2008)
- Materials for Children: Lecture on bringing international literature to the US (Fall 2007)