Mary Kickham-Samy
Director of the Library

About Me

  • Office: L-102
  • Phone: (313) 927-1344
  • Email:
Mary Kickham-Samy Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching Fellowship, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, master's degree program, English Language Institute, AUC, Egypt

  • Library Honor Society Membership: Beta Phi Mu.

Areas of Interest

  • Library and Information Science

  • Instructional Design and Technology


  • Kickham-Samy, M. A. & McCarthy, S. C. (In Press). Weaving information literacy instruction into the fabric of your e-learning program. In A. A. Piña, V. L. Lowell, & B. R. Harris (Eds.). Leading and managing e-learning: What the e-learning leader needs to know. New York, NY: Springer.

  • The tutorial dialogue and problem solving in virtual reference interactions. (2012). In M. L. Radford (Ed.). Leading the reference renaissance: Today's ideas for tomorrow's cutting edge services (pp. 47-61). New York: Neal-Schuman.

  • Balance of power and negotiation of meaning in virtual reference learning environments. (2010). In M. L. Radford & R. D. Lankes (Eds.), Reference renaissance: Current & future trends. (pp. 55-70). New York : Neal-Schuman.


  • MA, Teaching English As A Foreign Language (TEFL), The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt

  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, Wayne State University

  • Ph.D., Instructional Design and Technology, Old Dominion University

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