Ph.D. 2012
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Studies
Focus: Youth literature and public library youth services
Minor: School of Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Focus: Early childhood education, with an emphasis on emergent literacy
Dissertation: The Story of “The Story of Ferdinand”: The Creation of a Cultural Icon

M.L.I.S. 1999, Summa Cum Laude
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Science
Advanced study in library youth services and archival administration

B.A. 1997, Summa Cum Laude
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Inter-arts with Library Science Certificate