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Dr. Eric P. Garcia, Faculty & Academic "Bowtie" Librarian


Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education (2021)
Azusa Pacific University

Masters in Library & Information Science (2006)
San José State University

Masters of Arts, History (2004)
Pepperdine University

Bachelor of Arts, History (2000)
Loyola Marymount University

Research Interests

  • Critical pedagogy, teaching & learning, and curriculum & instruction
  • Academic Student Success Initiatives
  • Enrollment/Retention Strategies
  • International Students Education & Identity
  • Fake News
  • Plagiarism
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion of Underrepresented Students: LGBTQ+, First Generation, Students of Color, Veterans
  • Architectural design of learning environments

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Alwan, A., Garcia, E., Kirakosian, A., & Weiss, A. (in press). Fake news and libraries: How teaching faculty in higher education view librarians’ roles in counteracting the spread of false information. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research.
  • Weiss, A. P., Alwan, A., Garcia, E. P., & Kirakosian, A. T. (2021). Toward a Comprehensive Model of Fake News: A New Approach to Examine the Creation and Sharing of False Information. Societies, 11(3), 82.
  • Alwan, A. and Garcia, E. (2019). Single-parent students: The impact of the library on student success. In Y. Tran & S. Higgins (Eds.), Supporting today’s students in the library: Strategies for retaining and graduating international, transfer, first-generation, and re-entry students. Chicago, IL: ACRL Publications.
  • Alwan, A., Doan, J. and Garcia, E. (2019). Librarians at the forefront of IL efforts with international students in higher education. In Taylor, L. and Luckert, Y. (Eds.), The globalized library: American academic libraries and international students, collections, and practices. Chicago, IL: ACRL Publications.
  • Alwan, A. & Garcia, E. (2019) How teaching faculty address fake news in the classroom and beyond. Paper presented at the Twenty-sixth International Conference on Learning, Belfast.