I am the library liaison for the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business and serve as a member of the Wiggins Library instruction team. I am a founding member of Business Librarianship in North Carolina (BLINC) a community of public, academic, and special librarians who focus on how libraries support community engagement, economic development, entrepreneurship, small business, nonprofits, and business education. BLINC is a section of the North Carolina Library Association. I joined Campbell University in 1999.
I earned my BA and MSLIS degrees from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK). Following my graduation from Library School I was hired as a Program Director in the Office of Research Administration reporting directly to the Chancellor for Research. During this time I worked with regional economic development activities including programs of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority. I became one of the UT System’s most productive Principle Investigators developing and managing research and development cooperative agreements between the University and various Federal Agencies.
My interest in rural economic development led to my participation in the Social Entrepreneurship Program of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation. I became Campbell’s first Sullivan Foundation Faculty Fellow in 2015, and served as Campbell’s first Sullivan Foundation Liaison.
I invest in our local foodshed through Slow Money North Carolina and have served several terms as a Board Member of the Harnett County Arts Council.