I am the Head of Research & Instruction in Nimitz Library at the U.S. Naval Academy. 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.
My research interests include the globalization of higher education, academic integrity, information literacy, and scholarly communications. I am particularly interested in evidence-based practice (EBP) in library and information science (LIS), and currently I am co-editing Everyday Evidence-Based Practice in the Academic Library: Case Studies and Reflections. This edited volume is designed to make EBP achievable for all academic librarians. My most recent publication is an article on the disciplinary values of openness, inclusivity and equity in the LIS scholarly landscape, published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe. I also have a book chapter forthcoming on cultural humility in the context of international librarianship.
I live in Annapolis, Maryland, with my husband, two sons (ages 3 and 5), two chickens (Buff Orpingtons), and one talkative senior cat. I love adventures both large and small, and enjoy cooking, yoga, and exploring state and national parks.