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catherine austin

Cathy Austin

Assistant Professor / Interim Director for Resource Management

Education

    • MSIS 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    • BA 2014 (English) Mississippi State University

DeeDee Baldwin

DeeDee Baldwin

Associate Professor / Engagement Librarian

Education

    • MLIS 2014 The University of Alabama

Subject specialty

    • Gender Studies
    • Honors College
    • Philosophy and Religion

Areas of expertise

    • Finding articles
    • Primary sources
    • Genealogy
    • African American history
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Megan Bean

Assistant Professor of Practice / Copyright and Information Policy Specialist

Education

    • JD 2000 Duke Law

    • BA (Law & Society) 1993 University of California Santa Barbara

Subject specialty

    • Copyright
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Blair Booker

Assistant Professor / Distance Education Librarian

Education

    • MLIS 2007 University of Alabama

    • BS (English/music minor) 2004 University of North Alabama

Subject specialty

    • Architecture
    • Building Construction Science
    • Geosciences
    • Housing Insecurity/Instability and Affordability
    • Interior Design
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Templeton Athletic Center
    • Universal Design

Areas of expertise

    • Research skills
    • Citation
    • Information literacy
    • Online education
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Brad Brazzeal

Professor / Agriculture, Forest Resources & Veterinary Medicine Librarian

Education

    • MLIS 2004 Louisiana State University

    • MA (History) 2003 Louisiana Tech University

Subject specialty

    • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Animal and Dairy Science
    • Extension
    • Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
    • Forestry
    • Human Sciences
    • Plant and Soil Sciences
    • Poultry Science
    • Sustainable Bioproducts
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Areas of expertise

    • Philippine libraries during the American colonial period
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Melody Dale

Associate Professor / Education and Business Librarian

Education

    • MLIS (Library and Information Science), 2012, University of Southern Mississippi

Subject specialty

    • Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations
    • Education
    • Industrial Technology, Instructional Design, and Community College Leadership
    • Kinesiology
    • Management and Information Systems
    • Marketing, Quantitative Analysis and Business Law
    • Music
    • Teacher Education and Leadership
Karen Davidson

Karen Davidson

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Elizabeth Downey

Beth Downey

Professor / Popular Culture Librarian

Education

    • MLIS 2006 University of Alabama

    • MS (Mass Communication) 2002 University of Southern Mississippi

Subject specialty

    • Communication
    • Journalism
    • Political Science and Public Administration
    • Psychology
    • Research Skills
    • Sociology

Areas of expertise

    • Popular culture studies
    • Graphic novels and comics
    • Film Studies
    • Citation and plagiarism
    • Misinformation
    • Social media
Joy Dubose

Joy DuBose

Associate Professor / Extended Reality and Gaming Librarian

Education

    • Master's in Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi

Subject specialty

    • Extended Reality
    • Video Games

Areas of expertise

    • Video games and extended reality in research

Christine Lea Fletcher

Associate Professor / Government Information Librarian

Subject specialty

    • Government Information
    • Law
Lauren Geiger

Lauren Geiger

Digital Archivist / Assistant Professor

Kate Gregory

Kate Gregory

Assistant Professor / Director, Mississippi Political Collections

Subject specialty

    • Political Science and Public Administration
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Corinne Kennedy

Assistant Professor / Student Success Coordinator

Education

    • Master of Information and Library Science, 2013, University of Southern Mississippi

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History, 2007, University of Georgia

Subject specialty

    • English
    • Research Skills
    • Student Success
    • Visual Literacy

Areas of expertise

    • Visual Literacy
    • Image Use
Deborah Lee

Dr. Deborah Lee

Professor / Associate Dean for Research, Teaching & Engagement

Education

    • PhD (Business Administration/Economics) 2005 Mississippi State University

    • MSBA (Economics/Business Quantitative Analysis) 1998 Mississippi State University

    • MS (Library and Information Science) 1990 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • BA (Political Science/Latin American Studies) 1984 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Subject specialty

    • Accountancy
    • Business
    • Finance and Economics
    • Library and Information Sciences
    • Management and Information Systems
    • Marketing, Quantitative Analysis and Business Law
    • Statistical Packages

Areas of expertise

    • Research
    • Graduate Student Services
    • Data Science
    • Economics of Information
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Dr. Anne E. Marshall

Executive Director, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Museum / Ulysses S. Grant Association

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Derek Marshall

Associate Professor / Director for Branch Libraries

Subject specialty

    • Health / Medicine
    • Veterinary Medicine
Carrie Mastley

Carrie P. Mastley

Assistant Professor/Curator of Material Culture

Jennifer McGillan

Education

    • J.D, New York Law School, 2012

    • MLIS in Archives, University of Pittsburgh, 2003

    • BA in English, Davidson College, 1997

Subject specialty

    • Historic Preservation
    • Music
    • Universal Design

Areas of expertise

    • Genealogy
    • Legal records of enslaved persons in Mississippi
    • Community cookbooks
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KC New

Assistant Professor / Digital Humanities Librarian

Subject specialty

    • Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures
    • Art
    • Art History
    • Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
    • English
    • Foreign Languages
    • Graphic Design
    • Humanities
    • Interior Design
    • Linguistics
    • Photography
    • Research Skills
    • Universal Design
David Nolen

David Nolen

Professor / Associate Dean for Archives and Special Collections

Dr. Lis Pankl, Dean of Libraries

Dr. Lis Pankl

Professor / Dean of Libraries

Education

    • PhD, Geography, Kansas State University

    • MPA, University of Utah

    • MLS, University of North Texas

    • MA, English, Abilene Christian University

    • BA, English, Washington State University

Areas of expertise

    • Academic Libraries
    • Organizational Development
    • Higher Education
    • Critical & Cultural Geographies
Jessica Perkins-Smith

Jessica Perkins-Smith

Associate Professor/University Archivist

Subject specialty

    • African American Studies
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Teri Robinson

Assistant Professor / Coordinator of Thesis and Dissertation Format Review

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Preston Salisbury

Assistant Professor / Collection Maintenance Librarian

Subject specialty

    • Aerospace Studies (AFROTC)
    • Center for America's Veterans
    • Military Science (Army ROTC)
Ryan Semmes

Dr. Ryan P. Semmes

Professor / Director of Research, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library

Education

    • PhD (History) 2020 Mississippi State University

    • MA (Public History) 2002 University of South Carolina

    • MLIS (Library and Information Science) 2001 University of South Carolina

Subject specialty

    • History

Areas of expertise

    • Archives
    • Public History
    • Reconstruction
    • 19th Century Foreign Policy
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Dr. Carolina M. Siniscalchi

Assistant Professor / Data Science Coordinator

Education

    • PhD (Biology - Botany) 2018 Universidade de São Paulo

    • MS (Biology - Botany) 2012 Universidade de São Paulo

    • BS (Biology) 2010 Universidade de São Paulo

Subject specialty

    • Data Science

Areas of expertise

    • Data Science
    • Bioinformatics
    • Statistical analysis
    • Systematics and Phylogenetics
    • Botanical Taxonomy

Melanie Thomas

Associate Professor and Faculty Librarian, The Phil Hardin Foundation Library

Subject specialty

    • Physician Assistant

Dr. Susannah Ural

Frank and Virginia Williams Endowed Chair, MSU Libraries

Dr. Ray Uzwyshyn

Dr. Ray Uzwyshyn

Research Impact Librarian / Professor

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Meg C. Wang

Assistant Professor / Metadata and Crosswalking Strategist

Education

    • MLIS 2020 University of Southern Mississippi

    • MSc (Conservation for Archaeology and Museums) 2002 University College London, UK

    • MA (Museum Studies) 1997 University of Leicester, UK

    • BA (Library and Information Science) 1995 National Taiwan University, TAIWAN

Areas of expertise

    • Collection Management
    • Metadata & Cataloging
    • Museum Studies
    • Materials Conservation
    • Scientific Analysis of Artifacts
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Anita Winger

Associate Professor of Practice / Discovery, Systems & Innovation Librarian

Education

    • MLIS, 2023, University of Southern Mississippi

    • BS (Secondary Education, Math), 1987, Tennessee Temple University

Areas of expertise

    • Web-scale discovery services
    • All things that deal with the integrated library system (ILS) and the discovery interface
    • Mississippi Library Partnership Consortium
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Li Zhang

Professor / Science, Engineering, and Patent Librarian

Subject specialty

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Biological Sciences
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Entomology and Plant Pathology
    • Health / Medicine
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Patent
    • Standards