Dr. Kawanna Bright is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. Bright earned her doctorate in Research Methods & Statistics from the University of Denver in 2018 and her MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool in 2003. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Bright worked as an academic librarian specializing in public services. Her research focuses on the application of research methodology to the study of LIS, library assessment, diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries, and the role of liaison librarians.