I am the Interim Business Librarian at American University in Washington, DC, supporting the research needs of the faculty and staff in the Kogod School of Business. In 2016, I earned my PhD in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied the cultural adaptation of international students to higher education in the United States. My dissertation explored these students’ perceptions of research, writing, and academic integrity. Prior to entering the doctoral program, I was the Coordinator of Instruction at the American University in Cairo.
My research interests include the globalization of higher education, academic integrity, information literacy, and international librarianship. I recently edited a collected volume about library and information science (LIS) in the Middle East and North Africa, which included work by authors all over the world. In addition, I recently completed a systematic review of the LIS literature on international students.