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Dr. Lynn Akin

Associate Professor

940-898-2615       SH 409

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1997, Texas Woman’s University
Library Science

M.L.S., 1991, Texas Woman’s University
Library Science

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Woman’s University


  • Master’s level courses: LS 5013 Information Organization and Retrieval, LS 5003 Collection Development, LS 5833 Information Ethics, LS 5643 Literacy Programs,  Online Information Retrieval, LS 6723 Critical Inquiry, LS 5843 Practicum
  • Advises an average of 50 MLS students each semester
  • Nominated for Texas Woman's University Faculty Award for Distinction in Service, 2014
  • Received COPE Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Sponsorship, 2013
  • Named COPE Outstanding Professor, 2007


  • Editors’ Choice Open Access selection, Academic Exchange Quarterly. Bridges over Transactional Waters. Summer 2014.
  • Bridges over Transactional Waters. 2014. Academic Exchange Quarterly 18, 2:40-46.
  • Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2014. Whose Rubric is it? Online Rubrics and Rubric Ownership. January 5-8, 2014. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) International conference. 2012. Voices of Change: Student opinions and online course changes. October 24-27, 2012. Hamilton, Canada.
  • ISSOTL. Voices of Change: Student opinions and online course changes. Research on Teaching & Learning: Integrating Practices. Published refereed abstract. 2012. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, p. 157. 
  • United States Distance Learning Association National Conference. 2012. Teaching ethics online. April 29 to May 4, 2012. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Texas Distance Learning Association Annual Conference. 2012. Just ask: Research, student opinions, and the DE instructor. Texas Distance Learning Association. April 16-18, 2012. Dallas, Texas. 
  • United States Distance Learning Association annual conference. 2010. Choices, Assignments, and Anonymity in Online Learning: Research and Practice. May 2-5, 2010. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Editors’ Choice Open Access selection, AEQ. 2010. Online learners, choices, and assignments. These articles are selected and awarded by the AEQ reviewers. Available at



  • President, Phi Kappa Phi, TWU chapter, 2011-2013
  • Phi Kappa Phi, TWU chapter. Awarded Chapter of Excellence, 2012. One of only 19 chapters in the U.S., out of more than 300 domestic chapters.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, TWU Chapter. Awarded Chapter of Merit, 2011-2012
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Love of Learning Committee, 2010-2012
  • FPAC chair, SLIS, 2011-2012
  • Received the TWU Fifteen Year Service pin and recognition, 2013
  • Awarded the 2012 TWU Faculty Travel grant
  • Member of the TWU Graduate Faculty, full status

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