New Faculty Spotlight: Meet Joshua M. Avery

November 10, 2017

Meet Joshua M. Avery, Wheaton's newest assistant professor of library science and librarian for outreach and promotion.

Name: Joshua M. Avery

Education:

  • B.A. History, University of Cincinnati
  • M.A. History, Miami University
  • M.S. Information Science, University at Albany, SUNY

Philosophy of Education:
I am committed to helping students learn how to better discover, organize, and produce good information.

Before Wheaton, I was:
The library director for a Bible college.

Right now I'm working on:
Trying to better understand the changes in scholarly communication as they relate to issues of open access.

One thing I wish I could teach everyone about my field:
The importance of academic libraries in fostering student success

Last book I read for fun:
Devices and Desires by P.D. James. I enjoy the way that James combines elements of faith and reason in her approach to crime fiction.

If I could travel anywhere, I'd visit:
Scotland and the North of England.