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Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications

Team Members

Chris Doty, MSIS & PhD. Subject areas: Chemistry & Physics.

Dhy Edwardsberry, MSLIS. Subject area: Business.

Jennifer Elder, MA & MLIS. Head, Sciences and Social Sciences Team. Subject areas: Biology (Interim), Education, LGBT Studies, Psychology, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, & QTM.

Melissa Hackman, MTS & PhD. Subject areas: African Studies, Development Studies (Masters in Development Practice) & Sociology.

Lori Jahnke, PhD. Subject area: Anthropology.

Kristan Majors, MSLIS. Subject areas: Assessment, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, & Math.

Rob O'Reilly, PhD. Subject areas: Data Sets. 

Chris Palazzolo, PhD. Subject areas: Collection Management, Economics, French Literature, French Studies, Government Documents, International Documentation, Italian Studies, & Political Science.


Sciences and Social Sciences subject librarians provide the full range of subject-specific library services to academic departments and researchers in sciences and social sciences disciplines, including:

  • collection management
  • consultations
  • instruction 
  • assessment
  • reference

Subject librarians maintain and expand research-level collections, act as an expert guides, provide research help at the time of need, and contribute to the programmatic and collaborative work of the Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications division and the library in general.

The Sciences and Social Sciences Team's goals and activities include:

Contact with questions and requests relating to team services.  

Organizational Chart

Team Head: Jennifer Elder

Team Members: Chris Doty, Melissa Hackman, Lori Jahnke, Kristan Majors, Chris Palazzolo

Affiliated Members: Dhy Edwardsberry, Rob O'Reilly