Assistant Professor


I graduated with a BA in English and History from Virginia Tech.  I then graduated with a MA in English/English Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.  I received my PhD from Old Dominion University in Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate in Library Science.  My research interests include Intellectual Freedom, advocacy for library programs, and the building of communities of practice within the library science academic community.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., English/History, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975
  • M.A., English/English Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982
  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Old Dominion University, 2017