Instruction and Research Coordinator, National Fellowships Advisor, Assistant Professor
- PhD in American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, 2017
- M.S. in Information Science, University of Tennessee School of Information Science, 2009
- M.A. English, The University of Virginia, 1994
- B.A. English, Maryville College, 1993
- Monroe Library
- Library Liaisons
- Monroe Library
- University Honors
Jason Ezell is the Instruction and Research Coordinator, leading the Monroe Library instruction program in its mission of providing both formal library instruction and research support. He began work at Loyola in 2016, following academic librarian experience at the University of South Alabama, Towson University, and Lincoln Memorial University. His professional research interests and experience include information literacy program development, distance learning librarianship, and learner-centered program assessment. He has presented on these topics at annual conferences such as the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, LOEX, and the Southeastern Library Association. He has completed the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Immersion programs in both the assessment and program tracks and was a 2013 recipient of the ACRL’s inaugural Assessment in Action grant.
As the liaison to the Criminology and Justice, History, Sociology, and Teacher Education departments, Jason provides instruction and research support for both humanities and social science approaches to research. He has co-taught the Historical Methods Lab required for all history majors and will teach the new Information Literacy & Interdisciplinary Research course in Spring 2018. He also applies this interest in interdisciplinary research through his instruction for a variety of First Year Seminars, and he has led the Monroe Library Teaching & Learning Team in a needs assessment related to first-year students’ foundational information literacy skills.
Jason’s research in American studies is also interdisciplinary, focusing on LGBT cultural and political history, affect, and critical rural/regional studies. A recipient of research travel grants both to Duke’s Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture and to the New York Public Library’s LGBT collections, Jason has presented his resulting research at the Appalachian Studies Association and Black Mountain College conferences. At Loyola, he has served as a faculty mentor for an honors thesis related to LGBT history.