Johnnie Romon Blunt, PhD

Education & Youth Services Librarian

Assistant Professor of Instruction

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Location

LIB 349

Office Hours:

  • Rod Library (LIB 349)
    • Monday and Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
    • Tuesday - Thursday,  7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Schindler Education Center (SEC 202K)
    • Monday and Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Phone
(319) 273-6167

Johnnie Romon Blunt, PhD

Education & Youth Services Librarian

Assistant Professor of Instruction

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Liaison Areas

  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies (EPFLS)
  • Special Education
  • Teaching
  • Youth Collection

Biography

An academic librarian with 16 years of experience, I believe (to paraphrase nineteenth-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass) that literacy and literacy education are the paths from slavery to freedom. Freedom from unquestioned and coercive sociopolitical ideologies. Freedom from complacency. Within this context, libraries are sites of literacy and liberation. Librarians are freedom fighters.

Education

BA, English Literature, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)

MA , English Literature, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)

MLIS,  Academic Librarianship, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

PhD, Literacy, Culture, and Language, Oakland University (Rochester, MI)

Teaching Interests

Critical Information Literacy
African American Literature
Scholarly Research and Writing

Research Interests

History of African American Literacy and Literacy Education
Critical Literacy
Critical Information Literacy