Ellen Bryan

Reference Librarian; Head of Dissertation Office; Bibliographer for African Studies

Ellen Bryan

As head of the Dissertation Office, I coordinate work with the Dissertation Specialist, who helps doctoral candidates and graduate program administrators with the dissertation submission process, and I manage the publication of dissertations in our digital repository and in ProQuest's dissertation database.

I also select African Studies material for the Library's collections, supporting research and teaching on sub-Saharan Africa, and I provide general reference assistance in the humanities and social sciences through the Ask a Librarian service.


  • A.B., Kalamazoo College, 1981
  • A.M., University of Texas, El Paso, 1983
  • A.M., University of Chicago Graduate Library School, 1989