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Dr. Kyungwon Koh, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma-Norman

Dr. Kyungwon Koh is the Principal Investigator and a recipient of the 2014 IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Program Early Career Development Grant. She earned a PhD and Masters’ at the Florida State University School of Information Studies and a Bachelor of Science from Yonsei University in South Korea. She received several grants and awards including the 2010 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and ALISE Research Grant Award. Her work has been published in leading LIS (Library and Information Science) journals such as the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&T) and Library and Information Science Research (LISR). Her areas of expertise include youth information behavior, youth services in public and school libraries, digital age learning, Makerspaces and Learning Labs, and LIS higher education.

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Kathryn Lewis, Director of Media Services and Instructional Technology

Kathryn Roots Lewis is the Director of Media Services and Instructional Technology for Norman Public Schools. Kathryn earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma. Before she transitioned to libraries, Kathryn was a classroom teacher in Georgia and Oklahoma. Kathryn has published in several educational and library journals, as well as online. She is the co-writer of the online AASL/Achieve document entitled Implementing the “Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian” .

Kathryn was named as Oklahoma’s Outstanding Technology Leader in 2012 and as an Oklahoma Library Association Library Legend in 2010. Kathryn was the recipient  of The University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies Outstanding Alumni Award in 2013.

Kathryn is a past president of the Oklahoma Library Association and the immediate past Chair of the Supervisors Section (SPVS) of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).  She currently serves on various national and state committees dealing with school libraries and technology.

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Danny Mattox, Science Teacher Norman Public Schools

Danny Mattox is a native Oklahoman through and through —his family has been here since the early 1800s. He graduated from Owasso High School and has a degree in broadcasting from Oklahoma City University and a degree in science education from OU. After working in television production he then decided to “change my life for the better and become a science teacher!” He teaches science at Irving Middle School in Norman, OK. He loves watching students learn something, then ask a question about the topic that he could have never dreamed of. He is convinced that teachers actually learn more than the students they teach.

He has witnessed first-hand every weather phenomenon mother nature has to offer, including being “buzzed” by nearby lightning while on a mountain top, enduring a tropical storm as it ravaged Atlanta and waiting out a tornado in a safe place as it tore through his uncle’s neighborhood in Moore. He loves the weather and thinks it is unfortunate that so many people know so little about it. Danny lives in Norman with his two young children who love to chase rainbows.

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Andrea Melvin, Program Manager, K-12 Outreach at the Oklahoma Climate Survey and Oklahoma Mesonet

Andrea Dawn Melvin is the Outreach Programs Coordinator in Mesonet—a world-class network of environmental monitoring stations—at OCS. She has sixteen years of experience with providing meteorological content to K-12 teachers, students, and the public. She also organizes annual summer camps for middle and high school students, where students engage in inquiry-based Meteorology learning experiences

Amanda Kordeliski, Librarian at Norman Public Schools

Amanda Kordeliski, MLIS, is an enthusiastic and innovative school librarian at Irving Middle School. She has played a leadership role in integrating technology into libraries, presenting Web 2.0 workshops for teacher professional development, and collaborating with teachers. She has been active in both national and local professional organizations; she has been selected for awards in YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Summit on Teens and Libraries in 2013. She is a member of YALSA Development Membership and Promotions Committee, YALSA Teen Read Week Committee, and more.

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Katherine Hickey, M.S., Graduate Research Assistant

Katherine is currently pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Oklahoma.  She earned a M.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech and has participated in a variety of research projects examining military families, sexual minority youth, program evaluation, and family resiliency.  Her training is in qualitative and quantitative social science research methods, and she currently participates in data collection and data entry for the project.

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Shaun Klee, Graduate Research Assistant

Shaun Klee is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in anthropology, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Oklahoma.

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