I am the Head of Research & Instruction in Nimitz Library at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Previously, I was the 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. Prior to entering the doctoral program, I was the Coordinator of Instruction at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
My research interests include the globalization of higher education, academic integrity, information literacy, and open access. I am particularly interested in evidence-based practice in library and information science (LIS), and have conducted and published systematic reviews of the LIS literature about international students and academic libraries, and business information literacy. My recent paper on library open access funds was published in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.