Company: University of South Florida
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Vicki L. Gregory, PhD, professor at the University of South Florida, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in academia.
With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Gregory has been with the University of South Florida since 1988, first as an assistant professor, then associate professor and now as a full professor. Earlier in her career, she was head of systems and operations at Auburn University from 1976 to 1988, having previously been an audio-visual librarian at the school. In addition to her primary roles, she has written extensively in her areas of expertise, including the textbook “The State and the Academic Library.” A contributor of articles to professional journals, Dr. Gregory has edited numerous texts and books.
Dr. Gregory was inspired to pursue a career in the field by a love of history and library research. She first sought an education with the University of Alabama, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1971. She continued her studies with the school, completing a Master of Arts in 1973, and she received a Master of Library Science in 1974. Dr. Gregory later joined Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, earning a PhD in 1987.
A respected voice in her areas of interest, Dr. Gregory has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. She is a member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Library Research Roundtable. She has also been active with the Association of Library and Information Science Educators, the Southeastern Library Association, the Florida Library Association and the Alabama Library Association. Dr. Gregory is the former president and current treasurer of the Beta Phi Mu Library and Information Science Honorary Society.
Throughout her career, Dr. Gregory has been recognized for her contributions. The recipient of the Watson Davis Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology, she was also awarded a doctoral dissertation fellowship by the Association of College Research Libraries.
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