Faculty & Staff Profile

Phyllis Snipes

Phyllis Snipes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-6154 | Fax: 678-839-6153

Email:  psnipes@westga.edu;  snipesphyllis@gmail.com

Office: Education Annex 148

Hours: Online 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and office by appointment

Biography

Dr. Phyllis R. Snipes is Associate Professor of School Library Media in the College of Education and teaches graduate courses in the Department of Educational Technology & Foundations. Her research focuses on student use and teacher preparation for implementation of the state of Georgia’s GALILEO databases in P-12 instruction. Publications include an overview of methods for authority control within a school media center, specifically a comparison of traditional methods with Web 2.0 social networking tools. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Snipes served as a district media coordinator, teacher, and media specialist in the Georgia public schools for 30 years and taught as adjunct faculty at UWG and GA State University for 17 years.


Education/Degrees

  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia, 1974
  • M.Ed., Master of Education in early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia, 1978
  • Ed.S., Education Specialist in School Library Media Technology, Georgia State University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in School Library Media Technology, Georgia State University, 1992

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
    • MEDT-6461 (Admin of School Media Center)    
    • MEDT-6463 (Cataloging)    
    • MEDT-7478 (Automating School Media Center)    
    • MEDT-7485 (Assess & Eval Media Programs)    
    • MEDT-7487 (Practicum)    
  • Fall 2013 Sections
    • MEDT-6463 (Cataloging) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-7478 (Automating School Media Center) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-7487 (Practicum) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N18
  • Spring 2013 Sections

Selected Publications

  • Snipes, P. (2007). Folksonomy vs. Minnie Earl and Melville. LMC: Library Media Connection 25, 7.
  • Snipes, P. (2010). Teacher’s domain: A Powerful tool. Available from Georgia Library Media Association, http://glma.wordpress.com [View Publication]