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Updated October 2017


Emporia State University, Master of Library Science, 2010 (GPA: 3.96)
Oberlin College, Bachelor of Art History, 2007 (GPA: 3.83)

Professional Experience

Green River College
Auburn, Washington
September 2017 to Present
Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Renton Technical College
Renton, Washington
August 2017 to Present
Adjunct Faculty, Student Success Services

Southern Utah University
Cedar City, Utah
August 2017 to Present
Online Adjunct Instructor of LM1010

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado
July 2016 to August 2017
Assistant Professor, Pedagogy & Assessment Librarian at Auraria Library

Pierce CollegeĀ 
Puyallup, Washington
2012 to 2016
March 2016 to August 2016
Associate Professor, Reference & Instruction Librarian

September 2013 to March 2016
Assistant Professor, Reference & Instruction Librarian

September 2012 to September 2013
Temporary Assistant Professor, Reference & Instruction Librarian

Lower Columbia College
Longview, Washington
January 2012 to June 2012
Adjunct Librarian

Credit-Bearing Courses Taught at Renton Technical College

COL 101: College Success

  • 2-credit face-to-face course focusing on academic skills for success, including study strategies, problem solving, health & wellness, financial literacy, and goal setting.

Credit-Bearing Courses Taught at Southern Utah University

  • LM1010: Information Literacy

    • 1-credit online information literacy course taught in Canvas

Credit-Bearing Courses Taught at Pierce College

  • INFO 101: Research Essentials
    • 2-credit online information literacy course taught in Canvas
  • COLLG 110: College Success
    • 3-credit face-to-face course emphasizing academic skills, goal setting, and cognitive psychology
  • READ 055, READ 075, READ 101: Reading Development, Reading Tactics, College Reading
    • Pre-college reading courses designed to strengthen reading comprehension and analysis skills

National Committees

Campus Committees at University of Colorado Denver

  • Chancellor’s Community College Pathways Action Team
  • University of Colorado Denver Campus Assessment Committee

Campus Committees at Pierce College

  • Achieving the Dream, Reading subcommittee
  • Common Book Committee
  • Student Literary Arts Magazine Editorial Board
  • Library Faculty Representative in Social Sciences Faculty Division
  • American Honors Applicant Review Committee


  • 2010: Recipient of the Beta Phi Mu Achievement Award for academic excellence, leadership, and professional promise.

Professional Memberships

  • American Library Association
    • ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table
    • ALA Library Instruction Round Table
  • Association of College & Research Libraries
    • ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section
    • ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group
    • ACRL Library and Information Science (LIS) Education Interest Group
    • ACRL Instruction Section

Research Interests

  • Information literacy pedagogy & assessment
  • Student learning assessment in higher education
  • Student retention, persistence, and success in higher education
  • Community college students and libraries
  • Transfer students and libraries