James Wiser is the Dean of Library Services & Educational Technology at Abilene Christian University (ACU) in Abilene, Texas. A member of the Executive EdD in Higher Education Leadership 2021 cohort, his research interests are academic libraries, scholarly communication, bibliometrics, qualitative methods, and higher education management. Prior to his current position at ACU, he held librarian or library-related positions at the Community College League of California, SAGE Publishing, SCELC, Pepperdine University, and General Motors.
Norma V Cantu (Supervisor)
Teaches topics in civil rights and the intersection of law and policy in education; served as assistant secretary of education for Civil Rights during the Clinton administration.
Marilyn C Kameen (Committee Member)
Interests include academic administration, faculty in higher education, and college student development with research on college teaching and minorities in higher education.
Manuel J Justiz (Committee Member)
Bringing the experience of 28 years as dean of the College of Education, Justiz shares his expertise in topics of public policy, the politics of education, and providing equal access for minorities in education.
Treasurer, SCELC Library Consortium(2023 - Present)
Member, Nominations Committee, Texas Council of Academic Libraries(2022)
Board Member, National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature(2022 - Present)
Board Member, The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX(2022 - Present)
Associate Editor, Tapestry: Journal of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Education(2022 - Present)
Editorial Board, Serials Review(2015 - Present)
Taylor, Z.W., Pereira, M., Rainey, E., Gururaj, S., Gibbs, B., Wiser, J., Benson, C. & Somers, P. (2023). Saying His Name: How Faith-Based Higher Education Leaders Addressed the George Floyd Murder. Religion and Education, 50(1), 39–69. doi:10.1080/15507394.2022.2156262.
Wiser, J. & Janke, R. (2017). Open Book: A Librarian's Guide to Academic Publishing. Santa Barbara: Mission Bell Media.
Wiser, J. (2016). What Collaboration Means to Me: Seeking Humility in an Insecure World. Collaborative Librarianship, 8(2), 60–62.
Wiser, J. (2014). The Future of Serials: A Publisher's Perspective. Serials Review, 40(4), 238–241. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2014.978062.
Wiser, J. (2012). Playing Well With Others: New Opportunities for Library Consortia. Theological Librarianship, 5(2), 43–47. doi:https://0-doi-org.librarycatalog.vts.edu/10.31046/tl.v5i2.237.
Wiser, J. (2005). Kaizen Meets Dewey: Applying the Principles of the Toyota Way in your Library. Information Outlook, 9(6), 27–37.