About Us

Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D.

Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D. is the Director of Institutional Research and Training for Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. In this role she leads all institutional research and data analysis projects for the College. Her office provides faculty and staff training support by developing new training offerings (asynchronous and synchronous face-to-face and online programs) on a variety of instructional technology, survey research, and data management/interpretation topics.

Monica earned her PhD. from The Pennsylvania State University‚Äôs College of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology. Her current research agenda focuses on information literacy-related topics, with an emphasis on utilizing online training modules to increase students’ information literacy skills. Similarly, she has focused on implementing and assessing online onboarding training modules to train and retain employees across many departments across the college.

Russell Michalak, MLIS

Russell Michalak, MLIS is the Director of the Library & Learning Center at Goldey-Beacom College. He oversees the annual budget, supervises librarians and paraprofessionals, manages the delivery of research, information, instructional services, the tutoring center, and archives.

Before joining GBC, he worked in various roles at the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges, Duke University, and the University of Utah. Russell earned his MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BA in History from Occidental College. His current research agenda focuses on information literacy-related assessment, with an emphasis on utilizing online training modules to increase students’ information literacy skills. Similarly, he has focused on implementing and assessing online onboarding training modules to train and retain employees across many departments across the college.