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