Western will always be a core part of Lisa Given’s
identity. After 12 years and four degrees from Western, the University
of Alberta hired her before she even defended her thesis. Given attained
tenure in record time and achieved full professorship within nine years
– all before the age of 40.
“Western played a major role in my career development, serving as a cornerstone of my education and preparation for being a professor,” Given says. “My BA shaped my approach to writing and critical thinking, while my BEd gave me the tools needed to be an effective teacher. I have carried these skills into my work as a professor and I am able to integrate all that I have learned in my research, teaching and service work.”
The Owen Sound native is currently a professor at the School of Library and Information Studies and adjunct professor of Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include Web usability, spatial analysis and information literacy. She has served as an expert witness in several immigrant and refugee hearings at the Federal Court on the credibility of Internet resources. She also edited the two-volume set, The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008).
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