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As associate dean for Learning, Research, and Engagement, Teresa Walker leads the Libraries in conceptualizing and implementing services in support of research, instruction, and student engagement.
She provides leadership for an engagement-centered liaison model and for guiding an evolving program of learning, research, and engagement services at all levels throughout the greater university community.
Teresa fosters strategic partnerships with campus departments supporting student engagement and success, and represents the Libraries in providing leadership to campus teaching and learning initiatives.
Teresa’s research interests focus on the role of the library in student success and retention. She was a contributor to the LibValue Project, a three-year collaborative study that developed tools for measuring return on investment in academic libraries.
Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in information sciences from the University of Tennessee.