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 DATech’s six 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, 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 and administrative capacities for over 30 years. Outside of work I enjoy fishing, gardening, entertaining our three rescued border collies, hunting for wild (edible) mushrooms, and collecting wildlife pictures on trail cameras scattered about our farm. Anything that involves nature, conservation, the outdoors, and good food, is of interest to me.
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 an executive assistant and senior professional faculty leading strategic initiatives.
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, Collection Administration, 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.