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RIA # 161: Dr. Monica Rysavy and Russell Michalak on Finding a Research Partner

On this episode, Katie is joined by two guests:

Dr. Monica Rysavy

Monica D.T. Rysavy (Reeshavee), Ph.D., is the Director of Institutional Research and Training and an Assistant Professor at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. In this role she leads all institutional research and data analysis projects for the College. Her office provides faculty and staff training support by developing new training offerings (asynchronous and synchronous face-to-face and online programs) on a variety of instructional technology, survey research, and data management, analysis, and interpretation topics.  Before transitioning to higher education, Monica worked as a high school business technology instructor in Delaware public schools. Monica earned her Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from The Pennsylvania State University and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Wilmington University.

Russell Michalak

Russell Michalak (mi-ha-lik), MLIS, is the Director of the Library, Archives, & Learning Center and an Assistant Professor at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. He oversees the annual budget, supervises librarians and paraprofessionals, and manages the delivery of research, information, instructional services, the tutoring center, and archives. Before joining GBC, he worked in various roles at the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges, Duke University, and the University of Utah. Russell earned his MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BA in History from Occidental College.

Monica and Russell’s current collaborative research agenda focuses on information literacy-related topics, with an emphasis on utilizing online training modules to increase students’ information literacy skills, as well as academic library and institutional assessment.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Working with a Research Partner [00:00-14:22]

In this first segment, Monica and Rusty share how their research partnership came to be.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Choosing a Research Partner [14:23-36:03]

In segment two, Rusty and Monica share their tips for choosing an effective research partner.

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