Dr. Amanda Folk
Assistant Professor and the Head of Teaching and Learning at the Ohio State Libraries


Dr. Amanda Folk is an assistant professor and the head of teaching and learning at the Ohio State Libraries. She earned the PhD degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education. Her dissertation combines her professional interests in teaching and information literacy with her interest in examining the academic experiences of first-generation, low-income, low-SES, and/or working-class students. Prior to joining Ohio State at the end of 2016, Folk was the director of the Millstein Library and Coordinator of the Regional University Library System Libraries at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her BA in German and Religion with a minor in Jewish studies from the University in Richmond. Folk has a Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in South Asian religions from Harvard Divinity School and Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.