Jean Donham, Ph. D.

Professor - School Library Studies
(319) 273-2192
Office Location: 

LIB 122

Mailing Address: 

121 Rod Library
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0462


Ph. D. Educational Leadership, University of Iowa
M.L.S. University of Maryland at College Park
B.A. English Education, University of Iowa

Research Interests 

Concept-based Inquiry
High School to Higher Education Transition
Information Literacy

Courses Taught 

Library Resources for Children
Library Curriculum Development
Administration of the School Library Program
Research in Library & Information Science

Professional Affiliations 

American Association of School Librarians Editor, School Library Research
Iowa Association of School Librarians Delegate to American Association of School Librarians
Teacher Librarian Magazine Editorial Board

Selected Publications 

Donham, J. (2008). Enhancing Teaching and Learning: A Library Media Specialist’s Guide to Leadership Second Edition Revised. New York: Neal Schuman.

Donham, J.(2011). Assignments worth doing. School Library Monthly 28 (2), 5-7.

Donham, J. (2010). Deep learning through concept-based inquiry. School Library Monthly 23 (1), 8-11.

Donham, J., Bostwick, K., and Heinrich J. (2010). Mental models of research: Generating authentic questions. College Teaching 58(1), 8-14.