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Dean's Office

Office Staff

Name Job title Office Phone Email
Connie Foster Professor; Dean Cravens 102 270-745-2904
Susan Broady Office Assistant Cravens 102 270-745-2905
Kristie Lowry Literary Outreach Coordinator Cravens 106 270-745-4502
Kristen Petersen Development Officer Wetherby 125 270-745-2542
Jan Renusch Office Coordinator Cravens 102 270-745-2904
Glenda White Office Coordinator Cravens 105 270-745-5054
Jennifer Wilson Marketing Coordinator Cravens 109 270-745-6977

Department of Library Public Services


Library Faculty

Name Job title Office Phone Email
Brian Coutts Professor; Department Head Cravens 502 270-745-6121
Bryan Carson Professor; Grants & Assessment/Research Instruction Coordinator Cravens 906 270-745-5007
Laura DeLancey Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Electronic and Continuing Resources Cravens 306 270-745-3979
Nada Durham Instructor Emerita; Law Librarian Helm 13 270-745-6441
Dan Forrest Associate Professor; Access Services Coordinator Cravens 606 270-745-6164
John Gottfried Assistant Professor; Coordinator of Reference Services/ Business Librarian Helm 101 270-745-6176
Sean Kinder Associate Professor; Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian Cravens 806 270-745-6339
Elisabeth Knight Associate Professor; Extended & Off-campus Librarian Helm 104C 270-745-6117
Rosemary Meszaros Professor; Coordinator of Government Documents & Law Helm 01 270-745-6441
Lisa Miller Instructor (Part-time) Cravens 707 270-745-6122
Jack Montgomery Professor, Coordinator of Acquisitions / Collection Services Cravens 304 270-745-6156
Anthony Paganelli Instructor (Part-time); Elizabethtown/Fort Knox CPREC 130R 270-706-8596
Katherine Pennavaria Associate Professor; Visual and Performing Arts Library Coordinator Cravens 207 207-745-6119
Audrey Robinson-Nkongola Assistant Professor; Glasgow Regional Center Librarian Glasgow 149 270-659-6910
Charles H. Smith Professor; Science Librarian Helm 102 270-745-6079
Roxanne Spencer Associate Professor; Educational Resources Center (ERC) Coordinator ERC 1073 270-745-4659
Carol Watwood Assistant Professor; Health Sciences Librarian Helm 103 270-745-3912
Nikole Wolfe Instructor (Part-Time); Sunday Weekend Librarian Helm 106 270-745-6125
Jennifer Wright Assistant Professor; WKU-Owensboro Librarian Owensboro 219 270-852-7785
Peggy Wright Professor, Emerita (1-23-02); Special Projects Coordinator Cravens 706 270-745-6168
Haiwang Yuan Professor; Web & Emerging Technologies Coordinator Cravens 103 270-745-5084

Library Staff

Name Job title Office Phone Email
John Beemer Owensboro Regional Center Library Assistant Owensboro 219 270-852-7785
Paula Bowles Patron Accounts Specialist Cravens 403 270-745-6167
Janet Cline Late Night Circulation Supervisor, Circulation Desk Commons 270-745-3951
Ryan Dowell Office Assistant (Part-time) Cravens 501 270-745-6111
Caitlin Paige Dresing Glasgow Library Assistant Glasgow 270-659-6911
Phillip Edwards Circulation Assistant Commons 270-745-3951 phillip.edwards@wku.ed
Brent Fisk Circulation Information Assistant VPAL 270-745-2888
Kathy Foushee Evening Circulation Supervisor Commons 270-745-3951
Kenneth Foushee Interlibrary Loan Specialist Helm 107 270-745-5053
Michael Franklin Media & Reserves Specialist VPAL 270-745-6166
Shizhen Gao Senior Interlibrary Loan Assistant Cravens 600 270-745-6946
Amanda Hardin Reference Services Specialist Helm 106 270-745-6115
Debbie LaMastus KY Government Information & Law Specialist Helm 3 270-745-6107
Selina Langford Senior Interlibrary Loan Assistant Helm 107 270-745-6118
Alan Logsdon Senior Periodicals Associate Helm 204 270-745-6120
Ellen Micheletti Educational Resources Center Specialist ERC 270-745-4552
Morgan Moran Library Assistant (Part-time) VPAL 270-745-2889
Rebecca Nimmo Educational Resources Center Assistant ERC 270-745-4552
Daniel Peach Library Facilities Coordinator Cravens 502 270-745-6111
Allison Salmon Glasgow Library Assistant Glasgow 270-659-6911
Allison Sircy Periodicals Associate Helm 204 270-745-6120
Jessica Shirley Library Security Assistant Java City 270-745-3718
Jessica Simpson Library Security Assistant Java City 270-745-3718
Barbara Smith Weekend Circulation Supervisor Commons 270-745-3951
Krista Steenbergen Glasgow Regional Center Courier Glasgow 270-659-6911
Dewayne Stovall Government Information & Law Specialist Helm 3 270-745-6918
Robert Thornton Jr. Late-Night and Weekend Security Cravens 401 270-745-5444
Michael Vincent Late-Night Governmental/Law Assistant Helm Ground Floor 270-745-6124
Gary Whittle Circulation Desk Supervisor Cravens 403 270-745-6173
Doug Wiles Library Security Coordinator Cravens 401 270-745-5444
Amy Wilk Extended & Off-campus Library Assistant Helm 104C 270-745-6117
Stephanie Wise Library Assistant VPAL 270-745-2889
Erika Wood Glasgow Library Assistant Glasgow 270-659-6911
Ashley Woods Library Assistant VPAL  270-745-2889

Department of Library Special Collections


Library Faculty

Name Job title Office Phone Email
Allison Day Assistant Professor; Kentucky Librarian KY 206 270-745-5083
Jonathan Jeffrey Professor; Department Head, Manuscripts/Folklife Archives Coordinator KY 216 270-745-5265
Sue Lynn McDaniel Associate Professor; Special Collections Librarian KY 206 270-745-3246
Donna Parker Associate Professor; Exhibits Curator, Kentucky Museum KY 304 270-745-6083
Nancy Richey Associate Professor; Reading Room Coordinator / Visual Resources Librarian KY 206 270-745-6092
Christy Spurlock Associate Professor; Education Curator, Kentucky Museum KY E123 270-745-6082
Sandy Staebell Associate Professor; Registrar/Collections Curator, Kentucky Museum KY 305 270-745-6260

Library Staff

Name Job title Office Phone Email
Suellyn Lathrop University Archivist KY E308 270-745-4793
Maria T. Lewis Library Assistant KY 206 270-745-5427
April McCauley Archives Assistant KY E312 270-745-5830
Lynn Niedermeier Manuscripts Assistant KY E216 270-745-6434
Leonetta Strange Office Associate KY 202 270-745-6258

Department of Library Technical Services


Library Faculty

Name Job title Office Phone Email
Laura Bohuski Assistant Professor; Special Formats Catalog Librarian Cravens 309 270-745-5072
Deana Groves Associate Professor; Department Head Cravens 301 270-745-6151
Laura DeLancey Assistant Professor; Coordinator of Electronic and Continuing Resources Cravens 306 270-745-3979
Uma Doraiswamy Associate Professor; Coordinator of Bibliographic Access and Training Cravens 307 270-745-6442
Amanda Drost Assistant Professor; Social Sciences Catalog Librarian Cravens 309 270-745-3061
Jack Montgomery Professor;  Coordinator of Collection Services  Cravens 304 270-745-6156
Joseph Shankweiler Assistant Professor, Special Collections Catalog Librarian Cravens 309 270-745-6306
Nelda Sims
Assistant Professor; Coordinator of Library Systems Cravens 700 270-745-5378
Vacant Scholarly Communication Specialist Cravens 312 270-745-6160  

Library Staff

Name Job title Office Phone Email
Crystal Bowling Office Coordinator / Student Personnel Cravens 302 270-745-4141
Tracy Bryant Continuing Resources Accounts Specialist Cravens 312 270-745-6161
Emily Eden Gabriel Senior Catalog Assistant Cravens 309 270-745-6153
Janice Haley Senior Continuing Resources Associate / Check-In Cravens 312 270-745-6159
Dean Jones Acquisitions Account Specialist Cravens 309 270-745-6425
Katherine King Senior Acquisition Assistant Cravens 309 270-745-3982
Jeannie Marr Senior Catalog Assistant Cravens 309 270-745-8925
Lesley Montgomery Senior Catalog Assistant Cravens 309 270-745-6113
John Sarkozi Senior Acquisitions Assistant / Receiving and Orders Cravens 309 270-745-6158 / 745-6134
Susan Todd Senior Continuing Resources Assistant / Bindery Cravens 312 270-745-6160
Vacant Database Project Specialist Cravens 309 270-745-5072  
Linda White Senior Acquisitions Assistant / Orders and Gifts Cravens 309 270-745-6157
Brenda Wood Senior Continuing Resources Associate / Claims Cravens 312 270-745-6162

Library Systems Office

Name Job title Office Phone Email
Connie Foster Professor; Dean, University Libraries  Cravens 102 270-745-2904
John Bowers Director, Academic Technology MMTH 239 270-745-4278
Shaden Melky Library Technology Consultant Helm 6D 270-745-5139
Eric Fisher Senior Library Technology Consultant Helm 202 270-745-6165
Daniel Pawley Library Technology Consultant Helm 6A 270-745-4267
Terry Perkins Library Technology Assistant (Part-time) Helm 6B 270-745-4225
David Runner Library Technology Consultant Helm 6C 270-745-3952
Nelda Sims Assistant Professor; Library Systems Coordinator Cravens 700 270-745-5378
Haiwang Yuan Professor; Web & Emerging Technologies Coordinator Cravens 103 270-745-5084
 Vacant  Library Technology Assistant (Part-time)  Helm 6B    


Building Abbreviations and Locations:

  • Commons: Commons at Cravens Library (Cravens 4th floor)
  • CPREC: WKU Elizabethtown / Ft. Knox Regional Center Library
  • Cravens: Raymond Cravens Library
  • ERC: Educational Resources Center at Gary A. Ransdell Hall (Map, Directions and Parking Information)
  • Glasgow: WKU Glasgow Regional Center Library
  • Helm: Helm Library
  • Java City: Cafeteria on the 1st floor of Helm Library
  • KY: Kentucky Building
  • MMTH: Mass Media & Technological Hall
  • Owensboro: WKU Owensboro Regional Center Library
  • VPAL: Visual & Performing Art Library on the 2nd floor of Cravens Library
  • Wetherby: Wetherby Administrative Building

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