Hello Online EdD Students!
My name is Dr. Melissa Atkinson, Director of ACU Library's Distance & Online Library Services department. You can contact me for help with selecting and refining a research topic, searching our databases, troubleshooting access issues, getting citation help, helping you through your dissertation topic selection, or other library help. Fun facts: I have been married for 13 years to my wonderful husband. We were married on Maui and have been back 3 times since then. I have served as an assistant teacher on Sunday mornings for 5th graders at a local church.
After graduating ACU with a Bachelor's in Mathematics Education, I taught public school for 2.5 years and then decided to pursue a Master's in Library and Information Science. I have been a librarian at ACU for 23 years. I was an online doctoral student at Regent University for four and a half years. On November 19, 2018, I successfully defended my dissertation. My dissertation title is "The relationship between metaliteracy pretest, posttest, and metacognitive strategies for library research skills scale: Creating a metaliteracy course for online Ed.D. students." More information about metaliteracy can be found here: metaliteracy.
Toll free: 1-877-588-5541
Chat: If I am available, you can use the chat box on my Profile page (available Mondays, 1pm-3pm central time)
If I am not available see Contact the Library page for Research Desk hours
Office hours (CST): Mon: 12pm-2pm; Tue: 10am-12pm & 2pm-3pm; Thu: 10am-12pm (These are Central Times)