Melissa Dennis

Melissa Dennis
Head of Research & Instruction and Associate Professor
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662-915-5861

Subject Areas

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Nutrition & Hospitality Management
  • Park & Recreation Management

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My role: 

As Head of Research and Instruction Services I support teaching and learning at all levels through a broad team of librarians and staff in the Department of Research and Instruction and serve as a faculty advisor for Library Ambassadors. I have subject liaison responsibilities to the departments of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management; Nutrition & Hospitality Management; and Communication Sciences and Disorders.  I coordinate reference desk assistance, outreach, and instruction to faculty, staff, students and the community. My research involves student learning and user expectations in libraries, academic library outreach, and instructional design in library services. 

 

Education: 

2006 Master of Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS Thesis: Intellectual Freedom and Mississippi Academic Libraries: An OPAC Study of Books Challenged or Banned in 2003-2004

Bachelor of Arts, University of MS Major: English, Minor: Business Administration

Associate of Arts, Jones County Junior College, Ellisville, MS

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