Bradford Dennis

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Bradford Dennis (Brad)
Education and Human Development Librarian and Associate Professor
(269) 387-1581
1012 Waldo Library, Mail Stop 5353
Mailing address: 
University Libraries - Waldo Library
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 USA
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Liaison areas:

  • Counselor education and counseling psychology
  • Educational leadership, research and technology
  • Family and consumer sciences
  • Human performance and health education
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in evaluation
  • Special education and literacy studies
  • Teaching, learning and educational studies

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Bradford Dennis is an associate professor and education and human development librarian at Western Michigan University. Brad joined the WMU Libraries in 2002 and took part in the planning and successful opening of the Swain Education Library. He served as head of this library branch until the reorganization of University Libraries in 2018.

Brad is known on campus for his work with LibQUAL, a national assessment survey of academic libraries that WMU has participated in every three years since 2004. He has been a past chair of the WMU University Assessment Steering Committee and an award recipient of the WMU Assessment Excellence Award. 

Brad's research and publication interests include academic library assessment, information literacy instruction, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Graduating with honors in 1994, Brad is an alumnus of WMU and received a post-graduate secondary education teaching certificate from the State of Michigan. In 2001, Brad received his Master of Library and Information Science Degree with the highest honors from Wayne State University.

In his spare time, Brad participates in historical education groups. Brad is an avid reader of historical non-fiction and is interested in publications in these fields as well.