I currently have the honor of working as Chief Information Officer and Constance A. Jones Director of Libraries at Bryn Mawr College. I lead the multi-disciplinary Library & Information Technology Services organization, where we focus on supporting faculty and students in maximizing the benefits of technology for learning and scholarship, enabling discovery and analysis of research materials and rich special collections, and facilitating administrative functions College-wide.
I report to President Kim Cassidy and contribute wherever I can to broader College endeavors and goals. In recent years, I have served on Bryn Mawr’s Mission and Gender Identity Task Force, translated our Digital Bryn Mawr Task Force recommendations into thriving initiatives such as our Digital Competencies Program, and taught in the first-year program called THRIVE and the Emily Balch Seminar program.
I believe strongly in the critical benefit of liberal arts education in the 21st century, both in terms of graduates’ preparedness to contribute and lead in diverse professional fields and in terms of the values of mindful and engaged citizenship that are core to liberal arts learning and practice. I also believe strongly in the value of an educational mission focused on women’s empowerment and inclusive excellence for all of our students.
Prior to joining the Bryn Mawr community in 2013, I directed the Educational & Scholarly Technology Services group at Tufts University, where I also served on the University Library Council and co-stewarded the Tufts Digital Library program. Before that I worked at Harvard University, directing the Harvard@Home program and managing a team of academic technology professionals in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Throughout my career, I have focused on building professional networks and fostering professional and leadership development so that we can collectively make progress on shared goals across higher education. As part of this work, I have been involved with consortial organizations such as NERCOMP, where I served on the Board of Trustees and as Co-Dean with David Wedaman and Colleen Wheeler of the Learning Organization Academy.