Teaching and Administrative Experience
Kent State University
- Hybrid course 61095: “The Real World” Cuba: Examining Gen Z Pop Culture Across Borders (designed by not yet offered)
- Hybrid course 61905: International Children’s Literature and Librarianship which spends two of ten weeks in Denmark. (Summer 2014, Summer 2016).
- Hybrid course 60627: Art and Story: The Study of Picturebook Art, which uses the Marantz collection as a resource. (Spring 2015, Spring 2016).
- Online course 61095: Youth Literature in the Digital Realm. Spring 2013, Fall, 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016.
- Designed two syllabi for proposed undergraduate minor called “Information, People, and Society.” Spring 2014.
Kent State University
Core Courses Taught
- Online core class for youth services librarianship: 60629 Materials and Services for the School Age Child Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016.
- Online core class: Foundations of Library & Information Science. Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
Kent State University
Doctoral Committee Member
- (2016-present). Outside Committee Member, Alaine Martaus’ Dissertation: Mentoring Literacy and Reading Engagement in the Nerdfighter Community. Chair: Dr. Kate McDowell. Other committee members Dr. Lori Kendall, Dr. Christine Jenkins, Dr. Carol Tilley all from GSLIS, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
- (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.
- (2015-Present). Outside Committee Member, J. Elizabeth Mills’ Dissertation (Title TBD) at the University of Washington. Chair: Allyson Carlyle, Committee Members Katie Davis and Annette Goldsmith, all from UW. Qualifying Exams January 2016.
- (2014-Present). Outside Committee Member, Melissa Novak’s Dissertation (Title TBD) with Dr. Joanne Caniglia (chair), and Dr. Scott Courtney (Proposal defense September 4, 2015).
- (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, December 2014.
Doctoral Committee Advisor
- (2015-present). Advisor for Christine Andersen.
Master’s Thesis Committee Member
- 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. In-progress, 2015.
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)
- 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 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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)