Judy Bivens


Coordinator of MLIS Program & Accreditation Assessments

B.S., 1969, University of Tennessee Martin
M.A.T., 1975, Middle Tennessee State University
Master Plus 30, 1993, Western Kentucky University
M.S.I.S., 2000, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Ed.D., 2008, Tennessee State University


Judy Bivens, from Henderson, Tennessee, coordinates the Instructional Resources Center in Waggoner Library and serves as Program Coordinator in the School of Education for the Master of Library and Information Science Program, the Master of Education in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Online Program, and the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Program. She is currently coordinating a two million dollar grant with Metropolitan Nashville Schools and Trevecca Nazarene University for teacher leadership. Prior to coming to Trevecca, she taught English and served as librarian and technology specialist at Gallatin High School in Gallatin, Tennessee. She also served as an adjunct professor at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.  In addition to being involved in various professional organizations at the state and national level, Judy serves on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as a reviewer and member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) NCATE Coordination Committee.  She presents various P-12 school in-service programs for local school systems annually. Judy lives in Gallatin and has a married son and daughter and three grandsons.

Speaking Engagement Topics

  • Book is not a four-letter word [Books]
  • How to use books for self help, professional development, and community building [Books]
  • New options in adult and young-adult fiction [Books]
  • Technology and books: Effective partners for literacy [Technology]
  • Technology and books: Effective partners for literacy [Books]
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