Currently the Faculty Research Librarian for the Graduate School of Leadership and Change program, Dr. Shaw began working at Antioch University in 2011 as the Director of the McGregor Library at Antioch University Midwest. Before moving back to Ohio, he was an academic librarian in Texas, and an adjunct faculty of philosophy in New York and Texas. He has a wide range of educational experiences (both classroom teaching as well as librarianship) from community colleges, 4-year research institutions, to private universities.
Seeing students struggle with the research process in his classroom was the impetus for Dr. Shaw to turn his thoughts to the research process itself and how information is both organized and presented. It was this curiosity that eventually led him to obtain his M.L.S and a new career in academic librarianship. By employing a personalized Socratic approach to library instruction, Dr. Shaw seeks to alleviate library anxiety and help students become lifelong self-directed scholar-practitioners.
Research interests include assessment, social epistemology, and the history of thought. Dr. Shaw frequently reviews academic books for professional library publications and serves as a volunteer resume reviewer for ALA’s New Member Round Table. He also serves as a mentor for ACRL Distance and Online Learning Mentoring Program.