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Terrance Newell, Ph.D.

Terrance Newell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

611310 School of Information Studies
Office:NWQB 2541
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Terrance Newell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Ph.D., 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Library and Information Studies)

Ph.D., Minor, UW-Madison (Instructional Systems Technology)

M.S. 2001, University of Southern Mississippi (Library and Information Studies)

M.S. Concentration, University of Southern Mississippi (School Library Media Services)

B.S., 1998, Mississippi Valley State University (History)


Professor Newell received his Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Newell’s research and teaching interests focus on instructional systems technology within school libraries. He primarily studies the use of video games and dynamic simulations in teaching information literacy and 21st century skills.

Courses Taught

310 Human Factors in Information Seeking & Use
591 Introduction to Research Methods in Library and Information Science
670 Instructional Technologies
691 Video Games and Information Literacy

Sample Publications

Newell, T. S. (2004a). Representing library users and professionals on websites: A visual grammar approach for library image-makers and library educators. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 45.

Newell, T. S. (2004b). Thinking beyond the disjunctive opposition of information literacy assessment in theory/practice. School Library Media Research, 7.

Newell, T. S. (2005). A new visual communication concern for librarianship: Messages articulated through reference web-photographs. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 45.

Newell, T. S. (2008a). Examining information problem-solving, knowledge and application gains within two instructional methodologies: Problem-based and computer mediated participatory simulation. School Library Media Research, 11.

Newell, T. S. (2009). Examining information problem-solving instruction: Dynamic relationship patterns mediated by distinct instructional methodologies. School Libraries Worldwide, 15.