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Mandy Shannon

Associate Professor; Director of Teaching, Research and Engagement

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Teaching, Research, and Engagement


Email: Mandy Shannon
Phone: 937-229-4245
Roesch Library 118


Mandy leads the division that designs, implements, and assesses information literacy instruction and research support. She coordinates the liaison program, and convenes the library's assessment team. She collaborates with other units on campus and advocates for the needs of library users, with a focus on the Libraries' contributions to student success and belonging.

Mandy also provides instruction and research services for Political Science, International Studies, Human Rights, and Criminal Justice & Security Studies.


  • BS, Political Science, Eastern Michigan University
  • MA, Political Science, The Ohio State University
  • MSLS, Clarion University

Research Interests

  • Data literacy and media literacy for effective citizenship
  • Library assessment

Selected Publications

  • Bernstein, J. L., & Shannon, A.C. (2022) Vital statistics on American politics: 2017 - 2020. Sage Reference CQ Press.
  • Shannon, A.C. & Shannon, V.P. (2021) Incorporating information literacy in political science research design. In J.L. Bernstein (Ed.), Teaching research methods in political science (pp. 28-42). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Shannon, A., & Shannon, V. (2016). Librarians in the midst: Improving student research through collaborative instruction. Journal of Political Science Education, 12(4), 457–470.