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Faculty and Staff

Meet the library's faculty and staff and learn more about our departments.

Library Faculty and Staff

Deyse Bravo

Deyse Bravo-Rivera, MLS

Library Director

Deyse Bravo-Rivera is McKee Library's director. Please contact regarding library management, archives and special collections, and Center for the Study of 19th Century America. 

Location: McKee Library Office 124
Phone: 423.236.2789
Email: dbravo@southern.edu

Leeah Christ

Leeah Christ, AS

Circulation Manager

Leeah Christ is McKee Library's circulation manager. Contact her regarding checking out and renewing of library materials, course reserves, student employement, and for general building questions. 

Location: Circulation Desk
Phone: 423.236.2010
Email: christl@southern.edu

Genevieve Cottrell, M. INF., DLITT ET PHIL

Genevieve Cottrell, M. INF., DLITT ET PHIL

Cataloger, part-time

Geneveieve Cottrell works part-time as McKee Library's cataloger. Contact her regarding book ordering and catalog questions. 

Location: Technical Services
Phone: 423.236.2795
Email: gcottrell@southern.edu

Stan Cottrell  II, MA, MLS

Stan Cottrell II, MA, MLS

Technical Services Librarian

Stan Cottrell serves as McKee Library's technical services librarian. Contact him regarding cataloging, book ordering, and media. 

Location: Technical Services
Phone: 423.236.2798
Email: scottrell@southern.edu

Sonja Fordham, MA, PHD

Sonja Fordham, MA, PHD

Writing Center Director, Tutoring Center Director

Sonja Fordham serves as the director of the Writing Center and the Tutoring Center, located on the third floor of McKee Library. Contact regarding the Writing Center, Tutoring Center, workshops, and APA/MLA/Chicago style. 

Location: McKee Library Office 3322 A
Phone: 423.236.2384
Email: sfordham@southern.edu

Bethany Howard, MSIS

Bethany Howard, MSIS

Public Services Librarian

Bethany Howard serves as McKee Library's public services librarian. Contact her regarding instruction, Campus Research Day, art in the library, research coaching, PowerNotes, and reference. 

Location: McKee Library Office 111
Phone: 423.236.2791
Email: bfhoward@southern.edu

Donald Martin, MSLS

Donald Martin, MSLS

Digital Resources Librarian

Donald Martin serves as McKee Library's digital resources librarian. Contact him regarding library databases, interlibrary loan, reference, Grammarly, and research coaching. 

Location: McKee Library Office 106
Phone: 423.236.2013
Email: dvmartin@southern.edu

Shelly Merryman, MSW

Shelly Merryman, MSW

Tutoring Center Office Manager, 3/4 time

Shelly Merryman service as the office manager of the Tutoring Center, located on the third floor of McKee Library. Contact her regarding the Tutoring Center and student worker employment. 

Location: McKee Library Office 3315
Email: spencermerryman@southern.edu
Phone: 423.236.2508

Mica Myers

Mica Myers, MSIS (expected completion 2025)

Periodicals and Reference Librarian

Mica Myers serves serves as McKee Library's periodicals and reference librarian. Contact her regarding periodicals, research coaching, and Alma. 

Location: McKee Library Office 149
Phone: 423.236.2792
Email: mmyers@southern.edu

Jessica Spears

Jessica Spears, MED

Research Services Librarian

Jessica Spears serves as McKee Library's research services librarian. Contact her regarding the embedded librarian service, reference, library website, research coaching, and Knowledge Exchange. 

Location: McKee Library Office 105
Phone: 423.236.2009
Email: jspears@southern.edu