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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.

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.

For complete details, see the Library Liaison Fact Sheet (PDF).

Department Representatives and Library Liaisons


Department Department Representative Library Liaison
Accounting Dr. (Richard) Rick Johnson Dr. Sean Henry
Biology Dr. Jered Studinski Lisa Hartman
Chemistry Mr. Blair Knouse MaryJo Price
Communications Ms. Annie Danzi Lisa Hartman
Computer Science Dr. David Zheng Theresa Mastrodonato
Economics Dr. David Kiriazis Theresa Mastrodonato
Education Professions Dr. Barbara Ornstein Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott
Engineering & Physics Dr. Jason Speights Pam Williams
English & Foreign Languages Dr. Jill Morris Pam Williams
Geography Dr. Richard Russo MaryJo Price
History Dr. Haiyun Ma Amanda Bena
Kinesiology & Recreation

Dr. Robert Lewis

Dr. Tony Zaloga

Randy Lowe

Management Dr. Evan Offstein Annamarie Klose Hrubes
Marketing & Finance Ms. Carol Arnone Dr. Sean Henry

Dr. Mark Hughes

Dr. Gerry Wojnar

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

Mr. Travis English

Ms. Courtney (Cookie) Redding

Randy Lowe


Additional Programs

Department Department Representative Library Liaison
African American Studies Dr. Alemseged Abbay Amanda Bena
International Studies Dr. Richard Russo Amanda Bena
Leadership Studies Dr. Sheri Whalen Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott
Women's Studies

Dr. Julie Hartman-Linck

Dr. Mary Anne Lutz

Amanda Bena