Department Liaisons

The primary objective of the Lewis J. Ort Library Liaison program is to foster communication between the library and academic departments in order to support the scholarly resource needs of university programs and curriculum.

Library Liaison

A library liaison is a member of the library faculty who serves as the primary contact person for the faculty of an academic department on issues related to library collections and services.

General responsibilities of library liaisons include:

  • Serving as a primary communication link to assigned academic departments regarding library collections and services,
  • Performing as subject specialist for the library in assigned fields,
  • Providing reports to support the requirements of periodic academic program and accreditation reviews,
  • Working collaboratively with faculty to address concerns or issues identified by assigned academic departments.

Academic Department Representatives

A department representative is a member of the faculty who represents their academic department as the primary contact person on issues related to library collections and services.

General responsibilities of department representatives include:

  • Collaborating with departmental faculty to select materials for the Ort Library that reflect the curricular needs of their department as well as the discipline as a whole.
  • Ensuring that book and audiovisual funds allocated to their department are expended each fiscal year by the purchasing deadline established and announced by the library.
  • Communicating with their department’s library liaison to obtain required information for periodic academic program and accreditation reviews.

See the Library Liaison Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information about this program.

Academic Department Representatives and Corresponding Library Liaisons

This table shows the Academic Department Representative and Library Liaison for each academic department.

Department Department Representative Library Liaison
Accounting Ms. Kiersten Bradley Dr. Sean Henry
Biology Dr. Frank Hughes Lisa Hartman
Chemistry Mr. Blair Knouse Virginia Williams
Communications Ms. Annie Danzi Lisa Hartman
Computer Science Dr. David Zheng Dr. Theresa Mastrodonato
Economics Dr. David Kiriazis Dr. Theresa Mastrodonato
Education Professions Dr. Emily Milleson Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott
Engineering & Physics

Dr. Zhen Liu

Dr. Jamil Abdo

Pam Williams
English & Foreign Languages Dr. Molly Hartzog Pam Williams
Geography Dr. Matthew Ramspott Lisa Hartman
History Dr. Haiyun Ma Amanda Bena
Kinesiology & Recreation

Dr. Robert Lewis

Randy Lowe

Management Dr. Ehsan Ardjmand Dr. Sean Henry
Marketing & Finance Corrie Preston Dr. Sean Henry

Dr. Mark Hughes

Dr. Gerry Wojnar

Dr. Theresa Mastrodonato
Music Dr. Jay Dewire Dr. Sean Henry
Nursing Ms. Stefanie Hay Dr. Theresa Mastrodonato
Philosophy Dr. Jean-Marie Makang Dr. Sean Henry
Political Science Dr. David Lewis Randy Lowe
Psychology Dr. D. Alan Bensley Lisa Hartman
Social Work Dr. Kathleen Powell Virginia Williams
Sociology Dr. Daniel Moorehead Virginia Williams
Theatre & Dance Ms. Mairzy Yost-Rushton Virginia Williams
Visual Arts

Dr. Travis English

Randy Lowe