Alex R. Hodges is the Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he is also faculty director of the Specialized Studies Ed.M. Program during AY2021-22. He serves as a member of the HGSE leadership, the Library Directors Group, and the Harvard Library Leadership Team. Prior to joining HGSE in 2017, Alex served as a tenured faculty member at American University in Washington, DC. During that time, he was associate director for instruction and research services, curriculum materials and education librarian, and affiliate associate professor of education in the AU School of Education. Within AU's teacher education program, he has taught educational technology integration, social media literacy, and critical literacy/children's literature undergraduate and graduate courses. At HGSE, Alex has taught S-553: Learning Lab for Researching and Creating Knowledge.
Alex has also worked within library systems at the National Gallery of Art (U.S.), the University of Maryland, College Park, and at the University of Florida. Outside of Harvard, Alex is an ABD doctoral candidate in educational technology at the University of Florida's College of Education. His dissertation research and other scholarship focuses on the intersections of information literacy and digital scholarship. In addition to his Master of Library Science degree, Alex holds a graduate certificate in TESOL and applied linguistics, and a B.A. in English with an outside concentration in print journalism.