Assistant Professor, Head, Teaching & Learning
255C Thompson Library
1857 Neil Avenue
Amanda Folk is the Head of Teaching and Learning at the Ohio State Libraries. In this role, Amanda is charged with developing a programmatic approach to information literacy instruction, particularly at the undergraduate level and helping librarians to develop their own teaching skills. Amanda is currently a PhD candidate in social and comparative analysis in education at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education. Her dissertation combines her professional interests in teaching and information literacy with her interest in examining the academic experiences of first-generation, low-income, low-SES, and/or working-class students. Prior to joining Ohio State at the end of 2016, Amanda was the Director of the Millstein Library and Coordinator of the Regional University Library System Libraries at the University of Pittsburgh.
Amanda’s education has been quite interdisciplinary. She received her BA in German and Religion with a minor in Jewish studies from the University in Richmond. Amanda has a Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in South Asian religions from Harvard Divinity School and Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.