Mark I. Greenberg became Dean of Libraries at Western Washington University in June 2013. Since his arrival, he has worked collaboratively to help lead a wide variety of important library and university initiatives. Shared accomplishments include creation of the Hacherl Research and Writing Studio, an expansion in Learning Commons programs, significant growth in private donations to the Libraries, NWCCU commendation for data-driven collection management strategies, and formally adopted recommendations to oppose antisemitism at the university.
Greenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Florida, and a Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.
He has published and lectured extensively on immigrant/ethnic history in the American South. His articles appear in American Jewish History, American Jewish Archives, and The Georgia Historical Quarterly. In 2006 he co-edited Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History (Brandeis University Press). His more recent work includes articles on data-driven decision making in Special Collections and “Open Access Publishing in Higher Education” published in the Journal of Educational Controversy (2015).