Kawanna Bright (PhD, MLIS) is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. Bright has a doctorate in Research Methods & Statistics (2018, University of Denver) and an MLIS (2003, University of Washington). She teaches courses on research methodology, leadership and management in libraries, academic librarianship, collection development, and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Her research focuses on library assessment, EDI in libraries, research methods in LIS, and the liaison librarianship role in academic libraries.