Associate Dean for DATech, Assistant Professor
I serve as Associate Dean for Discovery, Access, and Technologies (DATech) at the JMU Libraries. Some of my current responsibilities include:
- Supervising and managing the following library departments: Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Resource Management, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.
- Coordinating with Library Administration and JMU Information Technology on projects involving the campus-wide implementation of technology systems and services.
- Participating in Dean’s Council, Library Leadership, Academic Software Review Committee, Online Learning Leadership Group, campus-wide Accessibility Committee, Faculty Assembly, Technology Coordinators, and other groups and committees as necessary.
I have worked for the JMU libraries in various technology capacities for almost 30 years. Outside of work I enjoy fishing, gardening, playing with and walking our three rescued border collies, hunting for and collecting wild (edible) mushrooms, and collecting wildlife pictures on trail cameras scattered about our farm. I am generally attracted to anything that involves nature, conservation, and the outdoors.
About DATech Leadership
We are the leadership team for Discovery, Access, and Technology (DATech).
About Dean's Office
The office of the Dean of Libraries includes associate deans for the four major divisions of the JMU Libraries (AE, DATech, LID, and Admin) as well as senior professional faculty leading strategic intiatives.
About Discovery, Access, and Technology
We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Departments include Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Resource Management, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.
About Libraries Administration
We support and challenge JMU Libraries’ staff and faculty to live up to our guiding statements — as we work together to provide excellent library and educational technology resources, spaces, services, and expertise to our campus community. Libraries’ Administration includes Communications and Outreach, Data Analytics, Facilities Operations, Finance and Human Resources, and the office of the Dean.