Author Profile

Michelle Simmons | Lecturer, San Jose State University

Current Position and Past Experience
Michelle Simmons is a Lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, a position she has held since 2007. Prior to that, Simmons was the Consulting Librarian for the Arts and Humanities at Cornell College.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Simmons earned her BA in English from the College of Saint Benedict in 1993. In 1995 she earned her MAT from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She then earned her MA in 2000 from the University of Iowa, and completed her PhD at the same institution in 2007. She is a three-time recipient of the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) Excellence in Online Teaching Award, and she was awarded the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year for her article "Librarians as Disciplinary Discourse Mediators: Using Genre Theory to Move Toward Critical Information Literacy,” which appeared in portal: Libraries and the Academy.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Simmons lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her husband and their four boys, ages 4-7.

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